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Disco ball battle leads to man’s arrest

Rodney Thomas, 59, of Jonesboro was arrested this week on suspicion of residential burglary,...
Rodney Thomas, 59, of Jonesboro was arrested this week on suspicion of residential burglary, robbery and theft in connection with an incident involving a disco ball.(Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Apr. 30, 2021 at 7:59 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A battle over a disco ball has a Jonesboro man facing residential burglary and robbery charges, police said Friday.

Rodney Thomas, 59, of Jonesboro was arrested April 29 in connection with an April 25 incident at a home in the 1300 block of Falls Street.

Jonesboro police said in a probable cause affidavit that officers went to the home after getting a call about an assault with a head injury.

“The victim states Rodney Thomas approached him about a disco ball that he had purchased from Thomas for $20, but he was wanting it back. The victim refused, and Thomas pushed him back in the apartment,” Jonesboro police said.

Police said a person, who was with Thomas, then assaulted the victim. The victim had broken ribs and a cut to his head.

After the assault, Thomas and the other person, who was not named, then left.

Thomas also faces a misdemeanor theft charge in the case.

A $10,000 bond was set for Thomas, who will be arraigned June 30 in circuit court.

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