JPD: Man arrested for defaced firearm - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

JPD: Man arrested for defaced firearm

Jamaris Johnson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office) Jamaris Johnson (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Craighead County man is facing up to six years in prison after his arrest Sunday on a firearms charge, Jonesboro police said. 

Jamaris Johnson was arrested on suspicion of possession of a defaced firearm after a traffic stop on a maroon Oldsmobile at the corner of Grant Street and Browns Lane. 

According to the probable cause affidavit, police smelled marijuana in the car and asked Johnson and the passenger to get out of the car. Police reportedly found a Walter P22 pistol, with scratched off serial numbers, under the back seat of the car. 

Both Johnson and the passenger initially denied knowing anything about the weapon. However, police said Johnson was interviewed Monday. 

"Johnson admitted that he bought the firearm just before the officers made the traffic stop on him," the probable cause affidavit noted. "Johnson stated that (the passenger) did not know anything about the pistol. 

Johnson will be arraigned in circuit court on Sept. 29. 

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

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>>

  • School resource officers devastated by school shooting

    School resource officers devastated by school shooting

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:45 PM EST2018-01-24 04:45:59 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-01-24 04:51:02 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Marshall County school shooting in Kentucky has rocked the emotions of many school resource officers in Region 8.

    The Marshall County school shooting in Kentucky has rocked the emotions of many school resource officers in Region 8.

  • Organization takes proactive approach in active shooter situations

    Organization takes proactive approach in active shooter situations

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:21 PM EST2018-01-24 04:21:07 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:41 PM EST2018-01-24 04:41:38 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One local organization that was not a school or police department had their eyes glued to the TV Tuesday regarding the news of the Kentucky school shooting.

    One local organization that was not a school or police department had their eyes glued to the TV Tuesday regarding the news of the Kentucky school shooting.

  • Boy with special needs escorts homecoming maid

    Boy with special needs escorts homecoming maid

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-01-24 04:30:21 GMT
    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:40 PM EST2018-01-24 04:40:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Valley View High School Homecoming had a very special moment Tuesday night as an 8th grader with special needs got the opportunity to escort a homecoming maid.

    Valley View High School Homecoming had a very special moment Tuesday night as an 8th grader with special needs got the opportunity to escort a homecoming maid.

Powered by Frankly