JPD: Evicted couple leaves behind mess, feces in "every room" | Crime
Jonesboro police say a couple evicted for not paying their rent made a major mess when they moved out.
On Tuesday, August 7, Officer Jo Carol Carter was dispatched to a home in the 1200-block of South Culberhouse in reference to a vandalism. The home is owned by Carrie Clements of Monmouth, Oregon. According to the incident report, a couple and eight children had been living there before being evicted for not paying their rent.
When Officer Carter entered the home, she reported smelling “a very strong odor of urine.” She also said the floors were “nearly invisible due to the amount of junk on the floor, from clothing to trash to rotting food.”
According to her initial report, fresh paint had been thrown onto the floor and walls of the house.
In the kitchen she found “rotten food, along with unknown substances smeared on the walls, on the floor and counters.”
Upstairs Officer Carter said there was a “large amount of feces in the floors of all the rooms.” She also stated that all of the toilets had been broken and several windows had been shattered.
Officer Carter believed some of the damage, such as the wet paint, had been done as the evicted tenants were moving out. However, she reported “the feces, which was in every room of the house, had been there for an extended period of time.”
She reported virtually everything inside the home, such as walls, ceilings, floors and fixtures were “damaged beyond repair.” The damage was estimated at $300,000.
The suspects could face a felony charge of criminal mischief-1st degree/property of another with value of $25,000 or more. So far, no arrests have been made.