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WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Arkansas man suspected of killing his parents arrested in Oklahoma; cellphone used to find him, sheriff says


An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Dustin Zachary Jordan, 23, of Ratcliff, in the shooting deaths of his parents, Michael and Kathy Jordan.

Their bodies were discovered Monday in the home on Compressor Road that they shared with their son, according to an affidavit from Travis Ball, a criminal investigator with the Franklin County sheriff's office.

Both victims had been shot multiple times with a 9mm weapon, according to the affidavit.

Dustin Jordan was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree murder. The charging document, filed in Franklin County Circuit Court, was signed by Circuit Judge William Pearson and Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons.

Deputies went to the Jordans' residence Monday to check on their welfare after Kathy Jordan's employer was unable to reach her, according to the affidavit.

"The employer was concerned because Kathy Jordan had stated to them she was having problems with their son, Dustin Jordan, and she was in fear for her safety," Ball wrote.

After finding the bodies and several spent 9mm shell casings, police went to Dustin Jordan's bedroom and found an empty box for 9mm shells, according to the affidavit.

"A firearm was not recovered in the home," Ball wrote.

Dustin Jordan left his vehicle at the residence and took his parents' white 2012 Ford pickup, according to the affidavit. Police reported the truck as stolen.

Afterward, Franklin County officers learned that police in Guthrie, Okla., had stopped the vehicle, which was being driven by Dustin Jordan, for a traffic violation Sunday night, according to the affidavit.

Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said there had been no arrest in the case as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Kathy Jordan texted her husband Saturday morning saying she caught Dustin attempting to sneak into their room during the night, but he tripped over the dog gate that was in the doorway and woke her up, according to the affidavit. Dustin Jordan then returned to his room, Ball wrote. Michael Jordan wasn't at home at the time.

On May 10, the Jordans contacted the sheriff's office saying Dustin Jordan "had become aggressive and struck Michael before displaying a knife in a threatening manner toward them," according to the affidavit.

Metro on 10/10/2018

Print Headline: Officers seek Arkansas man, 23, in killings of his parents

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