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Man accused of burglarizing multiple homes in NEA sentenced

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Billy Don Thomas (Source: Cross County Jail) Billy Don Thomas (Source: Cross County Jail)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A man accused of a string of burglaries across Northeast Arkansas has been sentenced for his crimes.  

According to the Craighead County Circuit Court Office, 41-year-old Billy Don Thomas of Trumann was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in the department of correction.

Police say Thomas was responsible for recent burglaries in Craighead, Lawrence and Poinsett Counties.

Thomas was charged with nine counts of residential burglary, criminal mischief and theft of property in the city of Jonesboro. He's also being charged with nine counts of residential burglary and theft in Craighead County.  

According to Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson, he is being charged with 8 counts of burglary and theft of property in Lawrence County.  

The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office is seeking warrants for six counts of residential burglary and six counts of theft of property against Thomas. 

Thomas was arrested on March 19 in Parkin in Cross County by Arkansas State Police.

The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office was notified by Jonesboro Police that a gray van was caught burglarizing a house.  A witness got the license plate number of the van, and Thomas was identified as the driver. 

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