Police blotter: 37 hours after being released, woman back in jail

Police blotter: 37 hours after being released, woman back in jail
Jackie Conner (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Jackie Conner (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Little more than 36 hours after she was released from jail on theft charges, a Brookland woman landed back behind bars for the same crime.

Craighead County sheriff's deputies arrested Amber Nicole Davis, 28, of Brookland on suspicion of theft $1,000 or less.

According to the initial incident report, Davis was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 351 near County Road 772.

While questioning Davis and the driver, 33-year-old Jackie Corry Ray Conner of Paragould, Deputy Brandon Womack noticed the couple appeared very nervous.

After learning that Davis was wanted on 2 active arrest warrants and that Conner was driving on a suspended license, Womack asked the couple to get out of the car. He then asked for and received permission from Conner to search the vehicle, the report stated.

During the search Womack stated he found multiple new, unopened CDs and DVDs strewn throughout the car. He also found 5 new cell phones, a remote control helicopter, and numerous hatchets and knives.

Believing the items were stolen, Womack began questioning the suspects. According to his report, Womack learned that Davis had just been released from jail on Monday, Dec. 1, following her arrest on felony theft charges.

While Womack photographed what he believed were stolen items, Deputy Jeff Franks arrived to assist in the investigation.

After advising Davis of her Miranda rights, Franks stated in his report she agreed to speak with him.

Davis "admitted to stealing all of the items from Walmart (1815 E. Highland) and Hastings (1315 S. Caraway)" on Saturday, Nov. 29, the report stated.

Davis reportedly told the deputy she was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 30, when she attempted to steal more items from Walmart. She was released from jail at 4:06 p.m. Monday.

At 5:49 a.m. Wednesday, Davis was booked back into the CCDC in lieu of a $1,540 surety bond.

Conner was arrested and charged with theft by receiving. He was also taken to the CCDC and left in lieu of a $770 surety bond.

Meanwhile, the Jonesboro Police Department reported the following incidents on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Domestic battering

At 4:20 p.m. Tuesday police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 2100-block of Maurice Street. According to the incident report, the victim told police she and 29-year-old Randy Lynn Millsap of Jonesboro, had been arguing over drugs when Millsap grabbed her and "began to sling her around." The woman, who is 34 weeks pregnant, said Millsap then punched her in the head, causing her head to strike a door facing. Millsap reportedly admitted they had argued, but claimed the woman was the aggressor and showed police "several areas of redness" on his neck. Believing Millsap was the aggressor, based on his investigation and a witness statement, the officer arrested Millsap and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with third degree domestic battery/against a pregnant woman and left to await a probable cause hearing.


Ciera R. Nichols, 23, and Arkyia B. Thomas, 24, both of Jonesboro were arrested Tuesday and charged with shoplifting. According to the incident report, the women concealed $348 worth of items beneath a baby carrier and then walked out of the store without paying. While investigating, police learned both women were wanted on warrants. They were taken to the CCDC where Nichols was left in custody in lieu of a $770 surety bond and $410 cash bond. Thomas was left in lieu of $770 surety bond and $2,465 cash-only bond.

Theft of vehicle

At 6:40 p.m. a woman reported her pickup truck had been stolen from her home in the 700-block of Crescent Cove. While en route to the scene, police learned the truck had been found burning in Poinsett County at 5:30. The woman told officers the truck was in the driveway when she returned home from work at 3, but was gone when she returned from running errands at 5.


At 6 p.m. a woman reported someone broke into her home in the 1300-block of Daybreak and stole several items. According to the incident report, the back door frame had been broken and the door know was knocked out of the door.


John Tyler Allen, 20, of Hoxie was arrested on charges of third degree assault and criminal mischief after police say kicked a hole in a door and threatened to beat up everyone inside a home in the 1100-block of West Monroe. He was picked up later in Lawrence County and transferred to Jonesboro police custody. He was taken to the CCDC and left to await a probable cause hearing.

Drug Charges

At 9 p.m. Charles D. Mize, 42, of Jonesboro was arrested on a felony charge of possession of meth or cocaine following a traffic stop at the intersection of Burke and Culberhouse. Mize reportedly told the officer he "had already been stopped twice" and "today was just not his day." Upon learning Mize was a probationer, the officer request and was granted permission to search Mize's vehicle. Inside the car the officer reportedly found a bag of suspected meth inside a Styrofoam cup. According to the report, Mize first denied the meth was his, then he apologized for lying and said he had "just recently started using methamphetamine again." Mize was taken to the CCDC and left in lieu of a probable cause hearing.


At 5:13 a.m. Shamiah D. McFarland, 22, of Jonesboro was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated-drugs following a traffic stop at the intersection of Cotton and Highland Drive. According to the incident report, after failing a standard field sobriety test, McFarland was arrested and taken to the CCDC. At the jail the officer informed the jailer McFarland was "messing with herself' while was filling out her ticket. The officer reported a jailer accompanied McFarland to the restroom and recovered a bottle containing 35 hydrocodone pills from McFarland's body. McFarland was cited for DWI, careless and prohibited driving, refusal to submit and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance. She was left at the jail in lieu of a $1,875 surety bond.


At 9:21 p.m. a man reported someone broke out the driver's window of his Jeep Liberty parked at Walgreens, 108 E. Highland, and stole a Garmin navigational unit valued at $100.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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