JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental operations and living near a school or daycare. He made his first appearance before District Judge Keith Blackman on Monday.
According to the probable cause affidavit, James Edward Cash, 48, of Jonesboro was arrested Friday at an apartment on South Caraway Road. The affidavit stated that Cash, who was convicted of rape in 1989, last reported to police in March and was required to report in late July, but failed to do so. According to the affidavit, the new residence was within 2,000 feet of a daycare.
While being questioned, Cash gave officers false information about his identity and resisted officers during his arrest, according to the affidavit.
According to a previous police report, police stated Cash jerked one of his hands away and started to run from officers as he was being placed in handcuffs.
Cash will appear in court against on October 30, 2014. He is being held on a $150,000 bond.