Jonesboro Detectives Make Arrests in November Homicide Case

JANUARY 19, 2005 - Posted at 1:48 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Jonesboro detectives arrested two suspects last night in connection with the November 21, 2004 murder of Jessie Jenkins.  Jenkins was shot and killed in what may have been a robbery attempt gone awry at his apartment at 117 North Rogers #11 in Jonesboro.

Police say 20-year-old O'Rayshead R. Sims and 23-year-old Demarius D. Manning were arrested without incident Tuesday night after the JPD received new information in the on-going investigation.

Sims and Manning are to appear before Judge Keith Blackman this afternoon for a probable cause hearing in Craighead County District Court.