• Dennis McCaslin

Jonesboro officials announce four arrests for various sex crimes

The Jonesboro Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Division has made four arrests involving child pornography, sexual indecency with a child, and other charges in the last few days

Earl Chapman

Earl Chapman, 66 of Bono, was arrested Wedneesday after a brief investigation by the Northeast Arkansas Human Trafficking Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations Child Exploitation Investigations Unit.

The unit received a tip that Chapman was possibly sexually assaulting a child (under 5) in Bono, AR. Officers executed a search warrant on his home and confiscated computers, an iPad, and other electronic devices. Child pornography was located on at least one device.

Chapman was charged with AR 5-27-602 - Distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child and will be held at CCDC to await a PC hearing.

Lowel Caracker

Lowell Caracker of Bono who participated in inappropriate conversations with what he believed to be a 14 year old girl, was arrested on Thursday.

Caracker acknowledged several times that he knew the girl's age and the conversations quickly became sexual including the suspect sending several inappropriate photos and videos, according to the arrest information.

Jeffery Borden

Officers also arrested Jeffery Borden Thursday regarding a tip they received stating that Borden made inappropriate contact with three juvenile females aged 11, 12, and 14.

Borden spent the night in a hotel with the juveniles and forced them into several inappropriate scenarios, according to information from the investigators.

Dale Doss of Turrell was also arrested regarding a case that this unit has been investigating for several months. Doss participated in several inappropriate conversations with what he believed to be a 15 year old female.

He asked the girl several times when they could meet up and makes several plans to perform inappropriate sexual acts with her.

All four men remain behind bars at the Craighead County Detention Center.

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