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Jonesboro police drew weapon on man, teen linked to aggravated robbery

Joshua Hamilton Cherrith (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Joshua Hamilton Cherrith (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a man and a teen after they broke into two brothers’ apartment and robbed them at gun-point.

It happened Saturday afternoon in the 1800-block of East Johnson.

The two brothers from Saudi Arabia told police they were asleep and woke up to two black males standing in the room.

Joshua Cherrith, 19, of Blytheville and a 17-year-old told the brothers they were there to sell drugs.

After the victims noticed their back door was forced open, one of the suspects then pulled a gun on them and yelled.

Minutes later, police arrived and spotted the two suspects walking away.

As they approached them, police said they attempted to flee.

The report stated, one officer drew his firearm and ordered the suspects to get on the ground.

Both were arrested and police found a 9mm handgun behind the apartment and a bag of green and white pills in the same area.

A vehicle the suspects were linked to was located at the Marion Berry overpass and several of the victims items were found including one Lenova Yoga computer, a PlayStation 4, and a gold hoverboard.

Cherrith admitted to police that he and the 17-year-old were there to rob the victims.

 He also admitted to having the gun on him, according to the report.

The two suspects were charged with aggravated residential burglary, theft of $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000, carrying a weapon, possession of schedule IV or V LT 28 gm, and fleeing.

The 16-year-old female driver of the linked vehicle was charged with aggravated residential burglary and theft of property over $1,000.

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