Hoxie Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery of Jonesboro Supermarket

HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - Early this morning, police in Hoxie arrested the suspect in Monday night's armed robbery of the Hays supermarket on Gee Street in Jonesboro.

Hoxie Police Chief Glen Smith says 49-year-old Rodney Eason was arrested at his home in Hoxie shortly after midnight, after a viewer saw surveillance video of the robbery as it aired on Crimestoppers last night on Region 8 News at Ten.  The viewer recognized Eason, and called the tip into the Hoxie PD.  Smith says when officers arrived at Eason's home and began questioning him, Eason confessed to the crime and also produced a bogus weapon which was allegedly used in the crime.

Hoxie police turned Eason over to Jonesboro authorities at approximately 2 a.m. this morning.