Man steals from BBQ restaurant to buy drugs

Man steals from BBQ restaurant to buy drugs

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 man is accused of breaking into the business he worked for and stealing cash, all to buy drugs.

According to court documents, Joe Dever is charged with burglary and theft.

Police said Dever broke into Old Hickory BBQ on East Nettleton in Jonesboro. The owners told officers someone forced their way in through the back door.

The suspect was identified as Dever through surveillance video and distinct tattoos on the top of his hands. Dever was an employee at the BBQ joint.

Police said he admitted to breaking into the building and was drunk “and on cocaine at the time.” He admitted to using the $300 he stole to “buy more drugs.”

Dever will make another appearance in court on September 26.

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