Suspect Causes Crash After Robbery

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- The Jonesboro Police Department, along with Arkansas State Police are investigating two incidents involving one suspect.

The suspect robbed the Walgreens at Highland and Main Street late Friday night and fled the scene in a stolen vehicle.

Jonesboro Police tell Region 8 News that a witness followed the suspect from Walgreens down Nettleton,  and that the suspect was traveling at high speeds.

The suspect ran the redlight at Caraway and Nettleton hitting another car in the side, seriously injuring the people inside.

J-P-D has turned the investigation into the accident over to the Arkansas State Police because there were police officers nearby when it happened.

The vehicle the suspect was driving is a stolen city maintenance vehicle.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and was captured by Jonesboro Police. He suffered only minor injuries.

Police tell Region 8 News that charges are pending in this case and the suspect will be in court for a probable cause hearing on Monday.