JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A Poinsett County man will appear in circuit court July 27 after Jonesboro police say he pulled a gun in a threatening manner during Sunday’s “Jonesboro March for Justice" rally.
John Bosze, 32, of Harrisburg was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in the case.
In a Facebook post earlier this week, Jonesboro police said Bosze got out of his black SUV and showed a firearm toward the crowd of protesters, then proceeded to get back in the vehicle and left the scene.
According to the police report, Bosze’s SUV got into the middle of the crowd and a protester struck his vehicle with an unknown object.
The report states that’s when Bosze got out of his SUV, displayed the gun to the crowd, and then left the scene.
During the investigation, Bosze’s license plate tag number was run, and Bosze was positively identified as the driver and suspect who got out of his SUV with the gun, police said.
On Wednesday, Jonesboro police released the probable cause affidavit in the case.
“On 5-31-20, during a protest in Jonesboro, there were protestors walking in the roadway. Mr. Bosze, began calling some of the protestors racial slurs,” Jonesboro police said in the affidavit. “At one point, Mr. Bosze stops his vehicle and exits his SUV and brandished a rifle toward the crowd. At their reaction, Mr. Bosze got back in his vehicle and fled the scene.”
Craighead County District Judge David Boling found probable cause Monday to arrest Bosze on suspicion of aggravated assault and issued a bench warrant. Poinsett County sheriff’s deputies went to his home there and arrested him.
Bosze is currently free on a $25,000 cash/surety bond, awaiting his circuit court date July 27.