Man wanted in Jonesboro arrested in St. Francis County

Man wanted in Jonesboro arrested in St. Francis County

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department was searching for a breaking and entering suspect, but it turns out he was locked up somewhere else first.

Officers were dispatched to Candlewood Suites on Kazi Street around 7:15 a.m. last Monday for a theft.

A woman told police that she rented a room at the motel and parked her car in the lot around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday morning she realized a window was busted out of the truck. She reported a semi-automatic handgun and an iPad were missing along with several other items.

The iPad and gun were both entered into the Arkansas and National Crime Information Centers.

Joe Robinson was assigned to the case Tuesday.

He contacted Candlewood Suites and neighboring businesses to see if the suspect was caught on any security footage.

Nobody caught the crime on tape.

Friday, Robinson was notified that the stolen iPad was possible sold at an ecoATM in Jonesboro.

He found out it was pawned by 18-year-old Jack Reynolds of Benton at the ecoATM at Walmart, 1815 E. Highland Dr.

Robinson found that Reynolds was already in the St. Francis County Detention Center, though, for theft of receiving.

He is also charged with simultaneous possession of firearms and drugs and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to the St. Francis County Sheriff's Department's website.

The stolen gun had also been recovered by Arkansas State Police and was taken out of ACIC and NCIC on Wednesday.

Judge Brent Davis signed a bench warrant for Reynolds for theft by receiving and turned it over to the Craighead County Detention Center.

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