Suspect arrested in attempted burglary at Jonesboro church

Suspect arrested in attempted burglary at Jonesboro church

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man was taken into custody Thursday night after an attempted burglary at a Jonesboro church.

According to a Jonesboro police incident report, police received a call about a burglary at North Main Baptist Church at around 7:15.

The pastor of the church, who was in his office, said he heard a noise coming from the back of the church.

He said he walked toward the back door and noticed that the glass of the door was shattered and a brick was on the floor.

The pastor said that was when he call police.

Officers on scene saw a man running on the church's roof.

The suspect, 29-year-old Gary Douglas Jr, then jumped off the roof and injured his ankle, according to Holmes.

After searching the church, officers found Douglas inside who tried to spray mace at a K9 officer to throw it off.

The K9 officer bit the suspect.

Then an officer tased him.

The suspect was taken to St. Bernards for his injuries.

Douglas was issued a $7,500 temporary bond on Friday.

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