Police say suspect sold woman's rings just hours after stealing - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Police say suspect sold woman's rings just hours after stealing them

Jessica Lauren Rudd (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Jessica Lauren Rudd (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Less than two hours after stealing a woman’s rings, police say a suspect had already sold them.

On Dec. 23, 2017, the victim reported someone stole four rings and two cell phones valued at more than $12,000 from her home.

At the time of the report, she listed 28-year-old Jessica Lauren Rudd of Jonesboro as a possible suspect.

During his investigation, Detective Vic Brooks with the Jonesboro Police Department learned that Rudd had sold two rings to a local jewelry store just two hours after the victim had noticed them missing.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the rings Rudd sold matched the descriptions given by the victim.

Brooks said the woman went to the store and “positively identified the 2 rings that Jessica Rudd had sold to [the store] as hers that were stolen.”

The detective contacted Rudd who agreed to meet him at the police station on Jan. 12.

When Rudd failed to show up for the appointment and did not call Brooks, he obtained a search warrant for her arrest.

Just four hours after her arrest Tuesday morning, she appeared before Craighead County District Judge David Boling who found probable cause to charge her with theft of property over $5,000.

Boling set her bond at $1,500 cash/surety and told her to appear in circuit court on March 30.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

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

  • I-40 Eastbound shutdown going into Memphis for active crime scene

    I-40 Eastbound shutdown going into Memphis for active crime scene

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:48:39 GMT
    (Source: ARDOT)(Source: ARDOT)

    Interstate 40 going into Memphis has been shut down due to an active crime scene.  

    Interstate 40 going into Memphis has been shut down due to an active crime scene.  

  • Suspect in custody, man's body found with gunshot wounds in Butler Co., MO

    Suspect in custody, man's body found with gunshot wounds in Butler Co., MO

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:44:53 GMT

    A suspect is in custody after the body of a man was found in Butler County, Missouri on Sunday, May 20.

    A suspect is in custody after the body of a man was found in Butler County, Missouri on Sunday, May 20.

  • Organization donates first aid kit to K9 officer

    Organization donates first aid kit to K9 officer

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:06:46 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:15:30 GMT
    (Source: Protecting K9 Heroes via Facebook)(Source: Protecting K9 Heroes via Facebook)
    (Source: Protecting K9 Heroes via Facebook)(Source: Protecting K9 Heroes via Facebook)

    Thanks to a donation, the Cleburne County K9 officer now has a first aid medical kit.

    Thanks to a donation, the Cleburne County K9 officer now has a first aid medical kit.

Powered by Frankly