Jordan Arrested, Appears in City Court
After almost a month, the manhunt has ended for a Jackson man who police said nearly ran over an officer. Gary Allen Jordan, 33, was officially charged with aggravated assault and felony evading arrest in the October 26 incident. U.S. Marshals arrested him in Lavergne, Monday. Jackson police said they are checking on reports of a suspicious vehicle, when Jordan was spotted running a red light. He led officers on a high speed chase before allegedly trying to run over an officer. Jackson police said they are thankful for the help of the Marshals in catching Jordan. “They have other resources that local officers don’t have necessarily have and they can dedicate all their time to catching him, rather than worrying about patrolling or investigating. Their sole purpose is to apprehend and that is exactly what they did in this case,” said Lt. Tyreece Miller of the Jackson Police Department. Jordan is jailed in lieu of a $100,000 bond and will return to court November 23. However, officers told 7 Eyewitness News this is not the first time he has been in trouble with the law. His lengthy and violent criminal history in Jackson dates back as far as 1997 with a charge of aggravated robbery. Officers said, last year, he was arrested once on drug charges. Then earlier this year, even before his most recent arrest, he was charged in May with evading arrest and robbery and in August on more drug counts.