Monday, October 17, 2016
Dankelson accepts $5,000 from family of man awaiting trial on felony charges
Dankelson's quarterly financial disclosure report, filed Wednesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, shows that Dankelson, who has no opposition in November, received five $1,000 contributions on September 7, more than five weeks after the primary, from people in the family of Andrew Aaron Jordan, 31, Joplin, or people who are connected to the family through the Jordan Disposal business.
The day after the contributions were made, Dankelson paid an advertising bill for $5,037.97 to Choice Marketing, Joplin. Prior to the $5,000 cash infusion, Dankelson only had $292.28 in his campaign account.
The $1,000 contributions came from Andrew Jordan's father and uncle, Freddy Jordan and Brian Jordan, his aunt Katharina Jordan, and Linda Beaver and former Kansas State Representative Doug Gatewood, who work at Jordan Disposal.
The Jasper County Sheriff's Office arrested Andrew Jordan July 14 recommending charges of unlawful use of a weapon, distribution of a controlled substance, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Jasper County Circuit Court online records indicate the prosecuting attorney's office filed felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
The probable cause affidavit from Deputy Soole reads as follows:
On July 14, 2016, around 1535 hours, I, Deputy Soole No. 338 was dispatched to a careless and imprudent driver in the area of Main and Zora in Joplin, MO, Jasper County. Dispatch gave me a description of the suspect vehicle and the direction of the vehicle.
They advised it was driving erratically, passed the reporting party on a double yellow line and cut the reporting party off.
As I approached the intersection of Eaglewood and Mangrove, I was flagged down by the reporting party. The suspect vehicle had pulled into a residence (3238 Mangrove) and the driver ran quickly inside.
Another male subject (Freddy Jordan), was standing by the suspect vehicle on the passenger side.
The driver soon came back out of the residence with a rifle in his hand and shot across Mangrove in a north east direction.
The suspect noticed my patrol unit (reporting party and I about 100 yards north of the residence parked in the roadway of Mangrove) and quickly ran back inside the residence. He later came back out without the rifle. He was identified as Andrew Jordan.
I detained both Freddy and Aaron (note Aaron is Andrew's middle name) As I was doing this, a female came out of the residence. She was identified as Jamie Hall. Ms. Hall stated she didn't know if anyone else was inside.
During a safety sweep of the residence located in the middle bedroom in plain view was a green leafy plant in a pot. Located in the back bedroom were several baggies with a white substance and green leafy substance in plain view on nightstands along with glass pipes with burnt residue.
The baggies with white substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Aaron was advised of his Miranda rights and asked if he understood. Aaron said yes. Aaron said all he did was pass the reporting party and noticed they were following him and became scared. Aaron said he just tried to hurry home so he would feel safe.
Aaron said he was just shooting to shoot because he thought this was his last round. Aaron admitted to all other items inside the residence belonged to him.
Jordan's next hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. November 28 before Judge John Nicholas.
The $5,000 in contributions were the only ones in the current report, but they are not the only ones Dankelson has received in the days since he defeated Stephen Carlton in the primary.
The 30 days after the election report filed September 1 with the Missouri Ethics Commission showed Dankelson receiving $2,850 from Jasper County attorneys, including a $2,000 contribution August 23 from the Glades Law Firm, out of $4,550 in total contributions. The contributions were used to pay $4,500 to Choice Marketing.
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