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Day after appearing in court, suspect returns on more charges

Stevenson Whitfield (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Stevenson Whitfield (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

On Monday, Jonesboro police said a man charged with terroristic threatening could “face more charges in the coming days.”

That promise came sooner than expected.

On Tuesday, Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge 19-year-old Stevenson Eugene Whitfield of West Memphis with 10 counts of vehicle breaking and entering and six counts of theft of a firearm.

Whitfield and two other unidentified male suspects, according to a probable cause affidavit, are accused of breaking into 10 vehicles and stealing six firearms.

Detective Chad Hogard stated he interviewed the other two suspects who “admitted their involvement in the crimes.”

Whitfield told the investigator he was present when the cars were broken into, but denied he took any weapons, the affidavit said.

Judge Boling set his bond at $50,000.

That is in addition to the $100,000 bond Boling set when Whitfield appeared before him on Monday. In that case, Whitfield is accused of pointing a gun at a man and his children.

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