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No seat belt leads to forgery arrest

Keith A. Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website) Keith A. Jones (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office website)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The discovery of four counterfeit $100 bills has a Craighead County man who did not wear a seat belt facing real charges after a traffic stop Wednesday, Jonesboro police said. 

Keith A. Jones of Jonesboro was arrested on suspicion of first-degree forgery after the traffic stop on Ocean Drive. According to a probable cause affidavit, a Jonesboro police officer was passed by a vehicle going south on Paragould Road and the officer noticed that Jones was not wearing a seat belt. 

The officer was able to pull over the vehicle and noticed that Jones was driving the vehicle, the affidavit noted. 

"The officer contacted Jones and a passenger. Jones is on probation with a search waiver on file," the affidavit read. "The officer had Jones and the passenger step out and a search was conducted on the vehicle. Jones was then searched and upon checking his back pocket, the officer discovered a counterfeit $100 bill." 

The officer continued to search Jones and found three other $100 counterfeit bills, with other actual money, in his front right pocket, police said. 

A $20,000 bond was set for Jones, who will be arraigned April 27 in circuit court.  

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