UPDATED 08/25/2011 2:45PM: Additional documents have been included at the end of this post including the complete case file and the incident report related to the calls from Jordan to the deputies.
On August 5th, 2011, The Delaware City Prosecutor’s Office announced they would not be filing charges against State Senator Kris Jordan for the domestic violence incident that occured at his home on July 11th.
According to documents obtained by Plunderbund, Kris Jordan spent the next few days calling the Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies involved in the incident, trying to obtain additional information about what had been reported and who had reported it.
On August 7th, 2011, Kris Jordan called Deputy Carter asking questions about the supplemental narrative he had provided for the incident. On August 8th Kris Jordan called Deputy Yarnell. Both calls were placed to the officers while they were off duty.
In the call with Yarnell, Jordan said he “had some questions” and wanted to “confirm some things.” The deputy made it clear that he felt “awkward” and “uncomfortable” talking with Jordan. But Jordan continued with the questions.
Kris Jordan indicated he had already spoken with “5 or 6 other deputies” and he wanted to know some very specific information about Yarnell’s narrative related to the incident. He also asked if Deputy Yarnell had had marked “any boxes for domestic violence on the report” and if the deputy had “determined whether the incident was a dispute or a domestic violence.”
The incident report and associated narratives that Jordan references are included below. Based on these documents, it seems pretty clear that the officers at the scene, and their supervisors who watched video of the incident, believed domestic violence was the appropriate charge for Jordan.
Jordan, however, seems to have a different perspective. In addition to the questions, Jordan also told deputies that “he felt as if Sheriff Davis was out to ruin his political career.”
According to all of the evidence we have seen, Kris Jordan has spent years as the protagonist in an abusive relationship that has become more and more “violent and physical.” Kris Jordan brandished a gun while “pushing around” his wife and yet he thinks his problems all stem from a rogue Sheriff (who is also a Republican, by the way) hellbent on ruining his political career?
It seems like Senator Jordan has done a pretty good job of that all on his own.
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