Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Probable cause: Joplin man accused of Christmas Eve murder believed victim was having sex with his girlfriend

Artilius Jordan shot Sean Harris in cold blood on Christmas Eve because he believed Harris was having sex with his girlfriend, according to a probable cause statement filed Tuesday in Jasper County Circuit Court.

Jordan, 47, Joplin, went to a home at 627 S. Byers Avenue, where his girlfriend was and where Harris was visiting, to confront him, according to the statement. Jordan was accompanied by Moses Ramsey and Joseph Czahor.

Harris was coming down the stairs of the apartment building when Jordan pulled a handgun and with Ramsey's encouragement, shot Harris at least twice, with one of the shots hitting him in the chest. Harris died at Freeman West Hospital.

Ramsey forced the girlfriend into the pickup and as they drove away, Jordan began beating the girlfriend, according to the probable cause statement.

"As Jordan was assaulting (the girlfriend) in the backseat of the extended cab pickup, the handgun went off, shooting Czahor in the back. Czahor dropped off the other passengers and drove himself to Freeman Hospital."

Ramsey, 27, Joplin, and Jordan were both charged with first degree murder, two counts of assault and three counts of armed criminal action.

Ramsey was arrested Tuesday. Jordan is still at large.


Earlier posts

Suspect in Joplin murder charged with shooting another man in 2015, other suspect brutally beat girlfriend

Joplin murder suspect arrested, second suspect still at large

Joplin men charged with first degree murder, suspects still at large








12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Him?

Anonymous said...

Did you know?

The overall crime rate in Joplin is 178% higher than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 21.64 daily crimes that occur in Joplin.
Joplin is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
In Joplin you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Joplin has increased by 6%.
http://www.areavibes.com/joplin-mo/crime/

Anonymous said...

>>>Artilius Jordan shot Sean Harris in cold blood on Christmas Eve because he believed Harris was having sex with his girlfriend, according to a probable cause statement filed Tuesday in Jasper County Circuit Court.<<<

So he went old testament?

GOOD THING THIS IS A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY AMIRITE?

JEEBUS!

Anonymous said...

Has Judd been ruled out as being a potential suspect in this case?

Anonymous said...

Yep...great place to raise a family!

Dusty Roads said...

3 percent of Joplin's population...70 percent of the shootings ...wrap your head around that Joplin

Anonymous said...

Another guy that threw his life away over a woman and the other one lost his life.
No woman is worth dying for or going to prison for the rest of your life.

Anonymous said...

So the guy who got shot in the back isn't going to get in trouble for his wrong doing in all of this? I mean at the very least is he not an accessory to murder or something???

Anonymous said...

Jasper county judicial system hard at it.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't of said it any better. I've never met one yet that would be worth that.

Anonymous said...

LMAO

Anonymous said...

This folks, is the epitome of an ignorant statement. Get a good look.....