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Shoe print on door leads to arrest

Marion man facing charges in Jonesboro


Marion man facing charges in Jonesboro


A Crittenden County man faces residential burglary and assault charges after Jonesboro police said he kicked in the back door of a house and went inside.

Justinian M. Smith, 34, of Marion was arrested July 1 after an investigation by Jonesboro police. A $75,000 cash/surety bond was set Wednesday by District Judge Tommy Fowler for Smith, who will be arraigned Aug. 23 in circuit court.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Jonesboro police went to a home on East Craighead Forest Road after getting a call about a burglary in progress. Police spoke to the victim, who said she and Smith had been arguing and that he had entered into her residence to find her.

“The victim and Mr. Smith had been arguing by phone in which Mr. Smith asked multiple times to be let into the residence. The victim refused to let him in and was told by Smith that she had three minutes to open the door for him or he was going to come in,” Jonesboro police said.

The victim then left out the back of the residence and called police.

“During the time of the victim leaving the

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residence, Smith kicked in the back door and entered into the residence,” Jonesboro police said. Police later found Smith in a nearby parking lot and spoke to him. He reportedly admitted going into the residence and police were able to discover the evidence involving the shoe print, according to the af_davit.

“Of_cers were also able to locate a shoe print on the door of the victim’s residence and match it to the shoes that Smith was wearing at the time,” Jonesboro police said.

In addition to residential burglary and assault on family or household member, 3rd degree, Smith was also arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, 1st degree.

A no-contact order was also issued in the case.

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