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Man arrested for several car break-ins

Gayron Nelson, 19, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Gayron Nelson, 19, Jonesboro (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Officers arrested a Jonesboro man Sunday morning after he broke into several cars.

According to a Jonesboro Police Department incident report, officers responded to the 1400-block of Crepe Myrtle in reference to a vehicle breaking and entering around 9 a.m.

A couple told officers they saw a black man with an afro, wearing a light blue shirt and jeans sitting inside their truck.

Other residents in the area also claimed to have seen the man trying to get into their vehicles.

The man reported took off running. Several officers including K9 Officer Jason Myers and his partner Marko were called in to help find the suspect.

Marko tracked the man to a shed in the 4500-block of Key Largo.

The man, identified as 19-year-old Gayron Nelson, was found hiding in the shed.

Officers noticed his clothes and appearance matched the description they were given and his shoes had mud on them.

Nelson admitted that he did break into some vehicles “because he was needing money,” according to the incident report.

He also said he didn’t take anything from most of the cars.

Nelson did give officers the bag of stolen items he had. Those items included Adidas shoes and several phones.

A marijuana grinder and a glass pipe were also found in the shed.

The report states the paraphernalia looked like they were used recently, but officers couldn’t place them in anyone’s possession.

Nelson was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He is charged with a felony for breaking and entering and a misdemeanor for criminal mischief. 

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