Police: Trumann man batters woman

JONESBORO — A Trumann man faces more than a decade in prison after police say he punched a female family member during a child visit.

When Jonesboro police officers responded Sunday to Fairview Inn & Suites, 3000 Apache Drive, they saw blood running down the victim’s face and swelling above her eye, documents show. She told them that Demarcus Johnson, 38, was at the hotel to visit his children, both younger than 2 years old, according to the probable cause affidavit.

During an argument, she said Johnson punched her several times in the face, it read. When she attempted to call the police, the suspect took the phone from her and hit her with it.

“At this time, the 18-month-old child began to cry so (the victim) picked her up and Johnson continued to strike her in the face with a closed fist while holding the child,” the affidavit states.

District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Monday to charge Johnson with third-degree domestic battering/multiple offenses within five years, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree interference with emergency communication and misdemeanor failure to appear.

His bond was set at $25,000, cash or surety.

The judge also found probable cause and set bonds for the following:

Wilma Andrews, 33, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $7,500, cash or surety.

Emmett Bradberry, 43, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Kyle Ivy, 30, of Jonesboro, possession of meth more than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $4,500, cash or surety.

Kenneth Johnson, 28, of Jonesboro, possession of a firearm by certain persons; bond set at $7,500, cash or surety.

Alicia McFall, 27, of Jonesboro, two counts of felony failure to appear, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less, criminal tress passing; bond set at $31,500, cash or surety.

John Palmer, 55, of Paragould, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Vanessa Parker, 36, of Lake City, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

Marlon Sanders, 46, of Jonesboro, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Misti Thomas, 42, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $25,000, cash or surety.

Curtis Turner, 27, of Brookland, possession of meth less than 2 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Christopher Welch, 36, of Hoxie, possession of meth more than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $25,000, cash or surety.

Tavion Wells, 22, of Jonesboro, theft by receiving a firearm valued at less than $2,500, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor probation revocation; bond set at $4,500, cash or surety.

Elizabeth Wilson, 41, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces, possession of Alprazolam less than 28 grams, driving on a suspended license, two counts of misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $15,000, cash or surety.

Police investigate Brickhouse shooting

JONESBORO — A bouncer was hospitalized Sunday morning following a shooting at Brickhouse Grill, 218 Main St.

The male suspect, 21, fled on foot heading east on Cate Street, according to the incident report. Jonesboro police officers observed the victim, 46, had a gunshot wound in his right hip area.

The Bono man was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center for treatment. JPD is still searching for the suspect.

Tips can be submitted anonymously at 870-935-5657.

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In another report, police are investigating a teenaged girl’s claim that an 18-year-old male raped her.

The victim, 17, told police Thursday evening that the suspect forced her to have intercourse with him between 9:50 p.m. Sept. 21 and 3 a.m. Sept. 22. If arrested, the suspect also faces a charge of second-degree kidnapping or false imprisonment, the report indicates.

Other reports

300 block of South Nisbett Street, theft of a gray 2013 Toyota Scion.

1500 block of Charles Road, breaking or entering a silver 2006 Infiniti M35, breaking or entering a white 2016 Hyundai Sonata.

2900 block of Casey Springs Road, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

1800 block of Greensboro Road, residential burglary, theft of property valued at more than $5,000 but less than $25,000 from a building.

1800 block of East Johnson Avenue, aggravated robbery.

Kandela Grill, 2315 E. Parker Road, theft of a white 2013 Chevrolet Express, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

6300 block of Craighead 928, Lake City, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at more than $1,000 but $5,000 or less.

3400 block of Meador Road, aggravated robbery, committing a terroristic act.

2000 block of Cedar Heights Cove, first-degree terroristic threatening.

1300 block of Charles Drive, breaking or entering a black 2013 Ford Fiesta, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

Iberia Bank, 1700 E. Highland Drive, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at more than $1,000 but $5,000 or less, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage only.

5600 block of Viney Creek Lane, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

900 block of East Matthews Avenue, residential burglary.

3400 block of Meador Road, residential burglary, criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.

900 block of Tony Drive, theft of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle, theft of a blue 2001 Yamaha motorcycle.

2000 block of Village Drive, breaking or entering a gray 2019 GMC Sierra, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less.

3700 block of Kristi Lake Drive, breaking or entering a white 2012 Buick Verano, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

1600 block of Stone Road, robbery, third-degree battery, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less.

Fatality reported in Greene Co. accident

PARAGOULD — A Greene County man died Saturday afternoon in a two-car accident at the intersection of Oak Drive and Hickory Cove, state police reported.

Donald Copeland, 71, of Paragould, was driving northbound on Oak Drive when he turned a Polaris side-by-side too sharply and hit an SUV trying to turn on Hickory Cove, the Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary read. Copeland died and the driver of the 2006 Ford Escape was unharmed.

Weather was clear and roads were dry, it read.