JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man suspected of breaking into several cars in one Jonesboro neighborhood is behind bars after police say one of his victims chased him down.
Jonesboro police say Tyrome Nixon, 23, broke into 9 cars in a neighborhood off Red Wolf Boulevard.
One of his victims reportedly stepped out of his house on Oakdale around 7:30 Wednesday morning and saw Nixon trying to get into his neighbor's car.
When the man yelled at him, Nixon took off running.
Police say the man chased Nixon "down the street and through the yards" before losing sight of him on Glendale, just south of Matthews.
A short time later police found Nixon and another man talking in a parking lot near Markle. At Nixon's feet was a red backpack.
While one officer spoke with the man, another questioned Nixon.
At first, according to the report, Nixon said his name was Jamar Lewis and gave a birth date of "May 35, 1983 then changed it to May 30, 1983."
When the information returned "no record," police arrested Nixon and retrieved the backpack.
Nixon reportedly told police all the belongings in the bag were his.
Inside the bag the officer stated he found a computer, an iPad, a semi-automatic handgun, a bag of coins and multiple notebooks with different names on them.
Police took Nixon to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was left to await a probable cause hearing on charges of breaking or entering/articles from vehicle; theft of $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000-from a vehicle; obstructing governmental operations; theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500; and theft of property-cred/debit cards.
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