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Business's alarm leads police to wanted man

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

A burglary alarm helped Blytheville police catch a wanted man early Monday morning.

Officer responded to Entergy, 1800 South Elm St., around 12:58 a.m. Sunday in reference to an active burglary alarm.

When they arrived, officers noticed a Buick LeSabre was parked in the bushes at the corner of Elm and Byrum streets in “what appeared to be an effort to hide the vehicle from sight,” according to a press release from Captain Scott Adams with the Blytheville Police Department.

Backup units arrived and they set up a perimeter surrounding the fence line where the vehicle was parked.

Officers saw a black man wearing dark clothes jump the fence and alternate between crawling and walking along the fence line.

Once officers spotlighted him, the man began to turn away but stopped when given verbal commands.

The man, who was identified as Rodney Jones, was then taken into custody without incident.

When they arrived at the police station officers ran Jones through dispatch and found several warrants for his arrest.

Those warrants included terroristic act, aggravated assault, harassment, driving on a suspended driver’s license, breaking or entering and theft. 

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