D.A.: Murderer of GPD Officer Kevin Jordan will die in prison

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the conviction of Michael Bowman in the 2014 shooting death of Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan. Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker said his office is pleased with the Supreme Court’s ruling. “Were were very pleased. We felt like it was a […]

Chantell Mixon to serve three years in connection with GPD Officer Kevin Jordan’s murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Despicable – that is the description Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker ascribes to the actions of Chantell Mixon, who stood accused in the May 2014 murder of Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan and today plead guilty in Spalding County Superior Court. Mixon on Monday appeared before Superior Court […]

DA Ben Coker on Michael Bowman verdict, upcoming Chantell Mixon trial

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: After countless hours, days, weeks and months became years of preparation and work, Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Ben Coker is now looking back on the trial of Michael Bowman and is comfortable in the knowledge that the man who murdered Griffin Police Department Office Kevin Jordan will never again walk […]

Defense: Michael Bowman’s “broken brain made him pull the trigger”

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: In her opening argument, Michael Bowman’s defense attorney said her client is not guilty of any of the charges he faces in the May 31, 2014, shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, of the Griffin Police Department. According to Amber Pittman, a trial attorney of the Georgia Capital Defender Office, Bowman, […]

Man accused of killing GPD Officer Kevin Jordan appears in court for arraignment

  SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the man accused in the May 31, 2014, shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, of the Griffin Police Department, was on Monday morning arraigned in Spalding County Superior Court. Bowman, who is represented by Burt Baker, a public defender of the Capital Defenders Office in Macon, waived a […]

DA speaks on decision to seek death penalty against alleged killer of Officer Kevin Jordan

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the Griffin man who stands accused in the shooting death of Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan, will face the death penalty when he stands trial. Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard and Spalding County Senior Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Schwartz on Friday filed notice of intent to […]

GBI: Michael Bowman walked behind GPD Officer Kevin Jordan and shot him repeatedly in the back

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the Griffin man accused of murdering Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin Police Department, has been bound over to stand trial in Spalding County Superior Court. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Leigh Brooks, the lead investigator in Jordan’s murder, was on Tuesday afternoon the sole witness during a […]

Alleged cop killer now in official custody, being held in Clayton County Jail

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the man accused of killing Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin Police Department, has been discharged from Atlanta Medical Center and is now being held in the Clayton County Jail. Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard said Bowman appeared Thursday in Spalding County Magistrate Court, where he was […]

Alleged killer of GPD Officer Kevin Jordan expected to survive

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the suspect charged with felony murder in the Saturday morning shooting death of Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan, is expected to survive. A police source has confirmed that Bowman remains in critical, but stable, condition. After allegedly shooting Officer Jordan in the back five times at close range, […]

Slain GPD officer’s arrangements to be announced

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Funeral arrangements for Griffin Police Department Officer Kevin Jordan, who was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning, will be handled by Haisten McCullough Funeral Home located at 1155 Everee Inn Road. Specific information is expected to be announced Monday and will be posted as soon as it is […]

Brother of GPD officer killed in line of duty will not be charged

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Raymond Jordan, the brother of Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan, who was killed early Saturday, will not be charged in the incident. Raymond Jordan, who was visiting his brother, the slain officer, as he worked a security detail at the Waffle House located on North Expressway, returned fire when his brother […]

Suspected killer of GPD Officer Kevin Jordan and two others charged

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials with the Griffin Police Department have announced that charges have been filed in the murder of Officer Kevin Jordan. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, the GBI has determined the alleged shooter, Michael Bowman, of Griffin, will be charged with felony murder. Chantell Mixon, the female suspect Jordan was attempting to […]

GPD officer shot and killed in the line of duty

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan was shot and killed in the line of duty Saturday morning. Jordan, who had served with the GPD for four years, was working security at the Waffle House on North Expressway when the incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. According to GPD Lt. Mike Richardson, Jordan […]