A wanted fugitive is accused of felony commercial burglary after he allegedly broke into a Fort Smith salon while he was intoxicated, according to Fort Smith police.
Jordan Dane Kennedy, 21, of Hackett arrested on a felony fugitive from justice warrant out of Texas and a warrant out of Van Buren, as well as on suspicion of felony burglary and misdemeanor public intoxication.
Fort Smith police were dispatched to Electric Cowboy, 6107 S. 31st St., about 1 a.m. Sunday regarding a burglary in progress. When police arrived, employees at the club told police they saw Kennedy trying to hide from them, then heard glass shatter and loud noises coming from a business across the street and saw Kennedy approaching them.
A salon called Classy Attitudes was burglarized.
While police spoke to Kennedy, they said they could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from him. They asked Kennedy what had happened at the salon, to which he blamed an African-American man with a five-star tattoo on his face for the burglary and told them he had nothing to do with the crime.
However, police spoke with two witnesses at the club who told them they had parked their vehicle facing the salon and saw Kennedy break the salon’s front door and go inside.
Both witnesses as well as the two employees told police Kennedy was alone when the burglary occurred.
The manager at Electric Cowboy permanently banned Kennedy from the club.
During the ride to jail, police said Kennedy spit several times on the window divider in the patrol vehicle and made vulgar statements.
Kennedy was being held Wednesday in the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond, waiting to be extradited to Texas.