Jonesboro armed robbery suspects in jail

Suspects in armed robbery behind bars
Jacob Eakes (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Jacob Eakes (Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The suspects in a pair of Jonesboro armed robberies are currently in jail in Marion County, Arkansas.

Two men, James Richard Johnson and Jacob Eakes, both 23, are in jail in Marion County charged with several robberies.  They were wanted for the robbery of a liquor store in Summit, Arkansas on January 14.

Jonesboro Police issued warrants on Eakes and Johnson in February in connection to the armed robberies of Big Al's Flash Market on Magnolia Road and the Exxon at Parker Road and Southwest Drive on January 9.

The pair is facing charges of aggravated robbery in connection to the armed robberies in Jonesboro.  JPD Detective Jeremy Parnell tells Region 8 News that Jacob Eakes has confessed to the Jonesboro robberies.  James Johnson has not.

Parnell says the two will be brought back to Craighead County to face charges of aggravated robbery.  There is no official date as to when that will be.

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