NCSO nabs Virginia fugitive

Published 6:21 pm Sunday, August 10, 2014

JACKSON – Law enforcement officers are trained to be observant.

That instilled trait came in handy on Aug. 5 and led to the arrest of a NorthamptonCounty man, alleged as a suspect in Virginia robbery back in mid-June.

Daton K. Jordan

Daton K. Jordan

According to information provided by Northampton Sheriff’s Office Captain Chuck Hasty, that agency was contacted Aug. 5 by the Greensville County, VA Sheriff’s Office, asking to provide assistance on locating a subject wanted on warrants for the June 13 robbery of Woodruff’s Store on Brink Road.

Hasty said that officers from both agencies checked one residence, but did not locate anyone.

“While on the way to a second address, (Northampton Sheriff’s) Investigator Courtney Williams saw Daton Kwame Jordan, 22 of Henrico, standing in a yard on River Road in Henrico,” Hasty said. “When she pulled into the yard, Mr. Jordan attempted to run but was taken into custody.

Hasty said Jordan was wanted in Greensville County for robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, pointing a firearm, wearing a mask in certain places, and two counts of grand larceny.

Jordan was transported to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and charged on a Fugitive warrant. He was jailed under a $300,000 bond and is waiting extradition back to Virginia.

Investigators Williams and Altessie Taylor were working with the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office personnel on the case.

“The cooperation between the agencies worked well with getting this subject in custody,” said Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith. “The agencies had been working together on this for a couple of days. When agencies work and share information it helps keep the citizens safe.”

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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