Domestic dispute in car leads to 3 arrests | Crime
Jonesboro police answering a call about a domestic disturbance taking place in a car found more than just a couple of hot heads. They also reported finding drugs and two people wanted on outstanding warrants.
Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8, police arrested Joseph Lynn Brewer, 32, of Paragould; Amanda J. Brooks, 29, of Trumann and Kayla Lee Newcom, 34, of Jonesboro.
According to the police report, officers were called to the 3300 block of East Johnson Avenue after Brooks and Brewer got into a fight over gas money in their car.
While investigating the disturbance call, the officer reported learning that Brewer, who is on parole, was driving on a suspended driver's license and Brooks was wanted on seven warrants out of Trumann.
He also reported that their backseat passenger, Newcom, also had a warrant out of Jonesboro. Also, according to the official account, she seemed to "very nervous and unable to be still."
After receiving permission to check Newcom's purse, the officer reported finding two marijuana pipes, a crack pipe and a syringe used for methamphetamine. He also reported finding a small plastic baggie with trace amounts of meth.
Because of her reportedly strange behavior, Newcom was taken to a local hospital for observation then charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear.
Brewer was cited for driving on a suspended license and placed on a parole hold.
Brooks was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center and placed on an Act 570 hold.
Photos provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Department.