HPD catches jail trustee

Casey W. Jordan

A Sumner County Jail trustee is back in custody after walking away from his assignment at the county’s animal control facility, stealing two vehicles, and leading Hendersonville police on a chase that resulted in a crash on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard.

Casey W. Jordan of Ashland City was serving time for a probation violation and working at Sumner County Animal Control in Gallatin on Oct. 17 when sheriff’s office deputies returned from a call to discover that Jordan was unaccounted for at around 2 p.m., according to a police affidavit.

Police say that Jordan, who turned 24 on Oct. 17, stole a vehicle on Dobbins Pike near the animal control facility, abandoned it in Portland, and stole another vehicle before heading toward Hendersonville.

Hendersonville patrol officers were on the lookout for the escapee after the sheriff’s office issued a BOLO. They spotted the vehicle Jordan was suspected of stealing on Saundersville Road at around 4:30 p.m. When they tried to stop the westbound vehicle on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard, Jordan sped up – at one point driving an estimated 100 miles-per-hour, according to the affidavit. 

HPD Cpl. J.R. Moran threw out a spike strip at the Exit 3 on-ramp, and Jordan swerved his vehicle in Moran’s direction, according to police. Jordan then continued at a high rate of speed, almost hitting vehicles in both lanes that were stopped due to traffic congestion. He drove onto the shoulder of the roadway before hitting a guard rail and coming to a stop on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard near Center Point Road.

Jordan was uninjured in the crash and was immediately taken into police custody. He remains in the Sumner County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Jordan is charged with three counts of felony reckless endangerment; evading arrest; two counts of auto burglary; theft over $10,000; escape and speeding.

He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 13.

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