Man accused of fondling child

JONESBORO — A Bono man was being held on a $125,000 bond after police say he admitted to inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl.

Initially, Larry Martin, 64, denied having sexual contact with the child and agreed to take a lie detector test, according to the probable cause. In a Monday interview with Arkansas State Police, Martin admitted to touching the child’s genitals.

Martin’s residence is near the victim’s and the Arkansas Department of Human Services has not removed the child from her home, Bono Police Chief Michael Parrish said Wednesday.

District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Wednesday to charge Martin with second-degree sexual assault and enacted a no-contact order as part of his pretrial release.

Fowler also found probable cause for charges and set bonds for the following:

Shyfa Brownlee, 19, of Jonesboro, first-degree battery, aggravated assault, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less, misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $153,000, cash or surety.

Jonathan Inman, 40, of Jonesboro, possession of meth more than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, fleeing; bond set at $5,000, cash or surety.

Nicole Jackson, 31, of Jonesboro, aggravated assault, first-degree terroristic threatening; bond set at $75,000, cash or surety.

Rodney Robinson, 30, of Little Rock, fraudulent use of a credit card, fleeing, resisting arrest; bond set at $35,000, cash-only.

Patsy Thomas, 37, of Jonesboro, theft of credit/debit cards, fraudulent use of a credit card; bond set at $7,500, cash or surety.

Everett Tribble, 24, of Jonesboro, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of oxycodone less than 2 grams, possession of promethazine less than 28 grams, tampering with physical evidence, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $125,000, cash or surety.

Shootings reported

JONESBORO – At least 16 rounds were fired and a car was damaged Wednesday morning in a shooting in the 500 block of Melrose Street.

The Jonesboro Police Department responded to the area following a “shots heard” call, according to the incident report. Six .40 caliber casings were found in front of the home, near a white 2015 Nissan Altima, which was damaged in the shooting.

A “partial bullet fragment” and 10 .22 caliber casings were found in the road on Melrose Street, it read. An unknown suspect fled from the scene in a silver Hyundai Santa Fe, heading westbound on Belt Street.

JPD noted that a nearby SkyCop surveillance camera captured images of the vehicle leaving the scene.