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Couple arrested on theft charges after police find boxes of stolen goods

Jernerio Crump (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Jernerio Crump (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
April Crump (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) April Crump (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- JonesboroPolice have two people in custody for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worthof stolen merchandise, drugs and firearms after executing a parole search, Wednesday.

JPD officersarrived at 2406 Mary Jane in Jonesboro to search the residence of 30-year-oldJernerio Crump who is on probation and 36-year-old April Crump.

Police arestill sorting through hundreds of clothing items trying to figure out whatstores they came from and right now they know JC Penny was the number one  store hit.

"Thisobviously is a very large bust, it's been titled a one stop shop there at thehouse," said Sgt. Doug Formon with Jonesboro Police Department. "Hundreds ofgarments of clothing , from children's clothing, adult clothing, householdappliances."

Police foundeverything from a vacuum cleaner and wash cloths to a tea set. They also found sacks and sacks full of clothes with the tag and security sensorsstill attached.  

Detectives along with officers from the probation department discovered the stolen goods during a parole search.

"We alsofound guns in the house, we found large sums of alcohol and liquor that werepossibly going to be used for sale," Formon said.

Police alsofound crystal methamphetamine. Jernerio Crump was arrested on 6 felony chargesand 2 misdemeanor charges and  April Crump is facing 5 felony charges and 1 misdemeanor charge.

"There's going to be thousands of dollarsworth of merchandise once it's all added up," he said. "Every roomwas just completely full of either clothing, electronics merchandise, vacuumcleaners also new in the box."

Formon said thiscase was a team effort.  The investigationwas conducted by the Drug Task force, PROWL, probation officers and criminalinvestigation officers.

As far as futurearrests in this case, Formon said detectives are looking into all leads.

Click here to see video of the reported stolen items.

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