Tulsa Police arrest ex- con following traffic stop

Monday, November 15th 2004, 5:42 am
By: News On 6

An ex-con gets caught with a car full of weapons early Monday morning in Tulsa. The Tulsa Police Department had just issued a warning about Jason Jordan to all its officers after he said he would kill the next officer who tried to arrest him.

So, when they saw him early Monday morning, they used extreme caution and it's a good thing, because officers say Jordan's car was a rolling arsenal.

News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright says Jason Jordan may have talked tough and lived tough, but with the help of a police dog bite, he went to jail quietly.

Police believed he was dangerous, but even they were surprised by what they found in his car, including a police scanner. Tulsa Police Sgt Jim Clark: "All the weapons were loaded, a 45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and a 357 and most frightening to the officers was an SKS high powered rifle with a laser site on it."

Jordan has come up on the wrong side of the law before. Records show in December of 2002, he pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and got a three year sentence. Five months later, he pleaded guilty to carrying a gun while on probation. Two years before that, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon and later that same year, pleaded guilty to a drug charge. In both 1998 and 1999, he was charged with shooting with intent to kill, but, both times, the cases were dropped because the victim refused to show up at court.

So when Tulsa Police spotted him, their internal radar went on full alert. Sgt Jim Clark: "He was the individual detectives had information about that he was a danger to officers on the street."

Lori Fullbright also found three protective orders against Jordan from the same woman. She says in July he stomped her windshield and pushed her out of the car. She says a month later, he punched her in the face, threatened to kill her and fired a shot into her windshield. And she says last month, he took her son to a drug house and when police showed up with a search warrant, he ran off, leaving the boy there, along with a gun, drugs and a stolen vehicle.

Fullbright talked with a Tulsa County prosecutor who handles gun cases. She won't have this most recent case against Jordan for a couple of days, but she is well aware of his past history involving guns and violence. So I suspect if he's found guilty, he'll get a prison sentence that sticks this time.