Man arrested after stealing from Jonesboro church - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Man arrested after stealing from Jonesboro church

Douglas Arthur Gray (Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Douglas Arthur Gray (Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police arrested a man they say stole from the Refuge Church of Assembly of God.   

The incident occurred at 6:49 p.m. on July 20, according to the incident report. 

Officers responded to the 1500-block of Stone Street after being contacted about a burglary in progress. 

When they arrived on the scene, officers saw signs of forced entry at a home on the property of Refuge Church of Assembly of God.  

Officers spoke to two men from the church who said the home was property of the church and is used as extra classrooms for Sunday school.  

One of the men said he was at the main church building when he saw the suspect disappear inside the home.  

The witness said he then went to the home to check on things and saw the back door was open and a window was broken.  

The witness said he heard someone rummaging through things in the home and he went to the front of the home to call police.  

Police then asked the men if anything was missing in the home.

According to the men, among the items missing were an Element flat screen television and two projectors. 

The south side of the home was also damaged with the doorknob beaten off to gain entry to the home.  

A nail puller was found in the home and logged into evidence.  

Police found 30-year-old Douglas Arthur Gray, of Jonesboro at a nearby apartment and took him into custody.  

The witness at the church confirmed that Gray was who he saw near the home.  

Gray was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center on suspicion of burglary and he was arrested on a Whit Warrant. 

According the Craighead County Sheriff's Office website, Gray has been arrested on burglary charges and contempt of court.  

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

    Saturday, January 13 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-01-13 16:01:55 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-01-17 05:27:00 GMT
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
    Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
  • ADH: 150 people exposed to measles

    ADH: 150 people exposed to measles

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-01-17 03:34:37 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:39 PM EST2018-01-17 04:39:15 GMT
    (Source: Arkansas Department of Health via Twitter)(Source: Arkansas Department of Health via Twitter)

    An estimate 150 people were exposed to the measles in the Little Rock area between January 9-11, 2018, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health.

    An estimate 150 people were exposed to the measles in the Little Rock area between January 9-11, 2018, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health.

  • Canada native, A-State chancellor discusses making the call to cancel classes

    Canada native, A-State chancellor discusses making the call to cancel classes

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:09 PM EST2018-01-17 04:09:50 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 11:18 PM EST2018-01-17 04:18:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University was set to begin their spring semester on Tuesday, but students got to enjoy a snow day instead.

    Arkansas State University was set to begin their spring semester on Tuesday, but students got to enjoy a snow day instead.

Powered by Frankly