Police: Burglary suspect caught with TV, door alarm

Police: Burglary suspect caught with TV, door alarm

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police say a suspected burglar was not only carrying a stolen TV with him at the time of his arrest, but he also had part of a business's door alarm in his pocket.

Investigators say Kendall Ramsey, 47, of Jonesboro broke into Designer's Touch, 919 N. Church, and Faith Soul Outreach Ministries, 808 Warren.

According to the initial incident report, Ramsey first broke into the beauty salon around 8:30 p.m.

The suspect reportedly used a flat-head screwdriver to pry open the door, setting off the burglar alarm. The door frame was also cracked and broken from a forced entry.

Once inside, the suspect reportedly stole a flat-screen TV, valued at $400.

While investigating the salon break-in, a woman flagged down an officer to report yet another break-in at the church, located about a block away.

According to that report, the suspect forced open the church's front door, breaking the frame.

The church's pastor, Sally Brown, told police it did not appear as if anything had been taken "because she had recently removed all items of value because the church had broken into 3 times recently."

A K9 unit was called to the scene to track the suspect.

According to the initial incident report, "Gabo" led officers to Ramsey's trailer in the 700-block of Warren.

While searching for Ramsey, an officer stated he saw a man wearing all black and a red beanie, carrying a large object, walking south on North Church.

Upon seeing the officer the man, who was later identified as Ramsey, reportedly threw the object, which turned out to be a TV, into a nearby ditch.

The officer took Ramsey into custody and searched him, reportedly finding a flat-head screwdriver and part of a door alarm in his pocket.

After being read his Miranda rights, police say Ramsey refused to answer any questions.

He was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with commercial burglary; theft of property less than $1,000; and possession of an instrument of crime. He was also cited for several warrants including nonpayment of fines, public service work, and failure to appear.

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