JPD, CrimeStoppers of Jonesboro offer reward in homicide case

Homicide victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds

JPD: Homicide victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Authorities are offering a $500 cash reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of an elderly man earlier this year.

According to a post on the Jonesboro Police Department Facebook page, both Jonesboro police and CrimeStoppers of Jonesboro are offering the reward in the Donald C. Hubbard case.

Around 3:45pm on January 26, JPD officers responded to a home on Shady Grove Road in reference to a homicide. Don...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Saturday, March 7, 2020

On Jan. 27, Jonesboro police identified Hubbard as the victim of a weekend homicide.

The 78-year-old man was discovered Jan. 26 during a welfare check at his home in the 1800-block of Shady Grove Road.

According to the incident report, Hubbard had been shot multiple times.

Hubbard’s stepson contacted the police after he was unable to get him to answer the door.

When officers arrived, they found Hubbard’s body.

Neighbors in the area say Hubbard kept to himself and was often seen driving around in his truck.

People responded to the incident saying they are “shocked and scared.”

A neighbor living on Shady Grove Road for 30 years says it’s “too close to home.”

Police are investigating a homicide in west Jonesboro this evening. Around 3:43 p.m., officers responded to a home on...

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Sunday, January 26, 2020

At this time, there are no known suspects.

In announcing the reward, police said any and all tips will remain anonymous.

Anyone with information on the case can call Jonesboro police at 870-935-5657 or Jonesboro CrimeStoppers at 870-935-STOP.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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