Police: man involved in at least 12 Jonesboro break-ins arrested

Police: man involved in at least 12 Jonesboro break-ins arrested

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police believe they have arrested a man responsible for several burglaries on the west side of Jonesboro.

According to a Jonesboro Police Department news release, Joshua Newton, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested for an outstanding warrant on Thursday.

Police state a resident called in to report a suspicious person in the area of West Matthews Thursday.

Officers went to the area and encountered Newton who matched the description given by the witness.

At the time of his arrest, police state Newton was in possession of "suspected methamphetamine and prescription medications."

JPD detectives questioned Newton about burglaries in the area where he was arrested.

Detectives learned Newton was responsible for at least 12 reported break-ins, according to the news release.

In addition, officers searched the man's residence and said they recovered "numerous stolen items" worth thousands of dollars.

Newton is in the Craighead County Jail awaiting a probable cause and bond hearing on Nov. 2.

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