Breaking or Entering/Articles from Vehicle; Two-Counts Criminal Mischief - 1st Degree
According to a Dumas Police Department Incident Report, Jessica Bass came to the Dumas PD Thursday, August 5, 2021 at approximately 9:00 AM stating Jerrel Jones had come to Dumas Inn and smashed the windows out of her red Buick and slashed all four tires. A pink HP laptop was taken from the vehicle as well.
The laptop was in a mesh bag and it was reportedly worth around $380.00.
Bass stated Jones had texted her around the time the vehicle was damaged. Security footage at the motel showed Jones arriving at the motel at approximately 2:45 AM and leaving close to 5 AM.
The video shows Jones cutting the tires and breaking the windows. Jones also goes to the window at the main office after the incident occurred.
Jones was driving a 2007 gray HHR that he had borrowed and returned after he left the hotel.
Bass stated Jones is staying in the apartment across from hers.
Officers attempted to locate him and discovered another vehicle that belongs to Jessica Bass, a 2017 Nissan Altima, that had the windows busted out and the tires slashed as well.
Bass stated Jones also kicked her front door in two days prior.
Bass notified Officers that the HHR was parked at Piggly Wiggly. Officers made contact with the owner of the vehicle and she stated she knew law enforcement was looking for Jones. Jones had borrowed her vehicle and he returned it after 5 AM. The owner stated she dropped him off at the Corner Store and he got in a small red Jeep. She stated she hadn't seen him since.
Jones contacted Officers and admitted to the incident. He stated he was out of town but refused to give his current location. Jones stated he would turn himself in but he had not at the time of this report. Jones was advised if he did not turn himself in, Officers would issue a warrant for his arrest.
This case is still under investigations and turned over to CID.
Criminal Mischief - 1st Degree
Dumas Police Officer Wayna Green was dispatched to Pecan Grove in reference to a door that had been kicked in, according to a Dumas PD report.
Once on scene, Officer Green observed Apt E with damage to the front door with no home owner on scene. Officer Green contacted a Mrs. Jessica Bass who lives in Apt E. Mrs. Bass informed Officer Green that she believed that it was her next door neighbor Mr. Jarrell Jones.
Officer Green informed her a report would be on file at the Dumas Police Department.
Criminal Trespass on Land (Crop Land)
Mrs. Evetta O’Brian came to the Dumas Police Department to file a report on Johnny Trice Friday, September 3, 2021 according to a Dumas PD report.
Mrs. OBrian stated that Trice has been walking behind her yard in several occasions and she has advised him to stay off her property.
Officer Alan Hernandez advised Mrs, O’Brian that a report would be on file and explained the affidavit process. Trice was advised that he was trespassing on Mrs. OBrian's property.
The manager of the Family Dollar informed Dumas Police Chief Keith Finch that Merchants and Farmers Bank notified her of a counterfeit $10.00 bill in the deposit for 8/30/2021.
The manager advised she was unsure how a “fake” $10.00 bill could be in the deposit because the clerks use a counterfeit marker on bills.
The manager was advised a report would be on file.
Theft $1,000 or Less – All Others
Complainant Steven Glover Jr., called 9-1-1 yelling erratically stating someone stole his car, crashed it in ditch and stole his stuff at N. Main and Lee Street, according to a Dumas PD report filed Sunday, September 5, 2021 at approximately 7:00 PM..
Upon arrival, Sgt. Crystal Martin made contact with Glover Jr who was sweating profusely, yelling in the middle of the road acting erratically. He began yelling how did the police miss this, pointing at a black gun clip laying in the ditch.
Sgt. Martin asked Mr. Glover what's going on? Did you say someone stole your car? Glover began yelling and pacing back and forth in the middle of the street stating he did not tell the dispatcher that. Glover stated Dylan Tew stole his dad's gun and his gun. Glover stated his dad's gun was an old looking black 40 Caliber Hi-Point gun and his gun was a 45 Caliber handgun.]
Glover began yelling again pacing around very angry and erratically. Glover got in his truck and left.
Approximately 15 minutes later, Mr. Glover came to the PD to add to his report. He stated Dylan Tew stole his Ball hitch silver in color off his truck and Radar.
Officers were able to locate Dylan Tew in Pecan Grove. Mr. Tew stated the gun was at his mother house on Crestview Street. Officer took Mr. Tew to the residence to retrieve it. Sgt. Martin asked Tew about the gun and he stated he did not take the guns. He stated Mr. Glover left the guns in his truck a couple of days ago. Mr. Tew called his mother Tara Blankenship and she stated the guns were not in the residence because Dylan's dad Steven Tew Sr., retrieved them to return to Mr. Glover.
Sgt. Martin talked with Steven Tew Sr and he stated he had just given the guns back to Mr. Glover 5 minutes prior in front of the police station.
Officers returned to the police station and Mr. Glover was given the guns back.
The other items Mr. Glover claim were stolen was not recovered.
Sgt. Martin advised Mr. Glover a report will be on file and how to obtain an affidavit.
Dumas Police Chief Keith Finch responded to a vehicle accident at 122 N. John Wednesday, August 25, 2021 according to a Dumas PD report.
Upon arrival Chief Finch made contact with Steven Glover Jr. Glover stated he parked his truck on the roadside near 122 N. John at approximately 7:30 AM. When he returned to his vehicle, he observed it had been struck by another vehicle.
There was bluish gray paint transfer on the side panel of Glover's truck. There was a vehicle with the same paint sitting in the driveway of 115 N. John. The car had what appeared to be fresh paint transfer on the left rear bumper.
Contact was made with the residents of 115 N. John. Larry Burnett advised he did drive the car at approximately 9:00 AM. He stated when he left it was difficult to exit his driveway but he never felt anything to indicate he struck anything.
Both Glover and Burnett were advised a report would be on file detailing the incident.
Theft of Vehicle
Dumas Police Officer Eric Armstrong received a phone call from John Archer in reference to a vehicle being stolen from 38 Evergreen St. in Dumas, Friday, September 10, 2021.
Mr. Archer stated that his brown 1987 Nissan pickup was in the back yard at his grandmother's house at 38 Evergreen St. Archer stated he rode by the house and noticed that his truck was not in the back yard. Archer stated after speaking to one of the neighbors, the neighbor stated that three guys came and picked up the truck from the house and loaded it onto a trailer and left.
Archer stated the neighbor only knew one of the guys and stated it was Jessie Barns, AKA “Byrd”. Archer notified Officer Armstrong later that day to inform him that his truck had been located at Kings Auto in McGehee, Ar but was crushed.
Officer Armstrong advised Archer a report would be on file.