Police investigate armed residential burglary

Police investigate armed residential burglary

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a man suspected of forcing his way into a home and robbing the occupants at gunpoint.

One of the victims said two men came to his house in the 1800-block of Mitzi Lane on Tuesday to get tattoos.

The 29-year-old victim said he told the men he did not "do tattoos at home" and told them to come to his shop, according to the initial incident report.

Shortly before 1:30 Wednesday morning, the man said two men came through the side door of the house.

One of the men was dressed in all black and the other wore white with a mask over his face.

He told police one of the men had a "huge gun."

The victim said the men put him on the ground then struck him on top of the head with the gun.

Three other people were in the home at the time and called police.

When Officer Nathan Coleman arrived at the scene, he reportedly saw a man in a black hoodie run out the back door, yelling "Twelve, twelve."

Officer Cory Medley, who was closer to the suspect, chased the man to a steep ditch, jumping over at least three fences, where he caught him on the ditch bank.

Medley took 19-year-old Darius Miller of Osceola into custody while other officers, including a K9 unit, set up a perimeter to search for the other suspect.

While conducting the track, the officers reported finding a white hoodie, a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun, and jars containing 1.25 ounces of marijuana valued at $400 behind a shed in the 1500-block of Mitzi.

In the 1300-block, officers found the victim's wallet behind another home.

Miller was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with aggravated residential burglary and fleeing on foot.

If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to call CrimeStoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867).

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