Jonesboro Man Arrested For Multiple Charges Involving Arson, Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder

Darin Wright, age 54 of Jonesboro, was recently arrested by Detective Sergeant Don Crittenden for crimes allegedly committed on two different dates.

In the first incident, Wright is charged with one count of Arson, a Class A felony. The probable cause affidavit states:

“On April 27, 2023, deputies and firefighters were dispatched to Fairview Automated Burnouts (120 Greene 643 Rd.) in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the structure. During the interviews with workers, they all stated that Darin Wright was in the building that morning before it burned. A short time later a worker noticed the building on fire, and he also observed Darin Wright walking away from the structure toward the road. During the recorded interview with the alleged suspect, he made incriminating statements about the events that transpired that day.” Bond was set in this case at $250,000 cash or surety.

In the second incident, Wright is charged with one count of felony criminal attempt to commit arson, a Class B felony, and two counts of felony criminal attempt to commit murder in the second degree, Class B felonies. The probable cause affidavit for this incident states:

“On July 6th, 2023, deputies were dispatched to 96 Greene 961 Road in reference to property damage. Deputies made contact with two witnesses on the scene who stated that during the night they heard something outside. One witness stated he went to check and made contact with Darin Wright in the yard. Witness #1 asked Wright to leave the property because he knew he should not be there. Darin left without any further confrontation. After daylight, the witnesses went outside to check the property. They both smelled a strong odor of gasoline in the air conditioning unit and along the side of the house. There are ongoing issues between the occupants of the home and the potential defendant Darin Wright. Darin Wright was interviewed at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on July 17, 2023 and he made incriminating statements about this incident.” Bond was set in this case at $300,000, cash or surety.

It should be noted that Wright has been in custody stemming from a Paragould Police Department arrest also from the night of July 6th/7th. That case also involved criminal attempt with arson and criminal attempt with murder in the second degree. His bond with the city case was set at $1,000,000 cash or surety.

As these cases are still being investigated, no other information will be released at this time.

  • Sheriff Brad Snyder