Man arrested in connection with funeral home burglary

Willie J. Matthews, Jr. (Source: Forrest City Police Department)
Willie J. Matthews, Jr. (Source: Forrest City Police Department)

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT)- Police arrested a man in connection with a funeral home burglary.

Willie Jerome Matthews, Junior, 28, of Marianna was arrested in connection with a burglary at Peoples Funeral Home that was reported on June 3, 2012.

According to Forrest City Police, the suspect entered the building by prying open the side door. During the burglary, the suspect took a computer.

Matthews was developed as suspect in the burglary during an investigation.

The St. Francis County Sheriff's Office took Matthews into custody after he attempted to flee from officers by foot.

He now faces commercial burglary, fleeing by St. Francis County Sheriff's Office, and parole violation charges.

He is being held in the St. Francis County Jail on a $5,000.00 bond on the commercial burglary charge. The parole violation warrant is out of Lee County, Arkansas.

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