Police searching for man charged with stealing police car

Wilson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for 41-year-old Anthony Scott Jordan.
January 19, 2014 3:58:59 PM PST
Wilson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for 41-year-old Anthony Scott Jordan.

Jordan is charged with stealing a police car Sunday morning.  

Investigators say it all started around 2:30 a.m. when officers from the Black Creek Police Department responded to a house fire on the 100 block of Crawford Lane.

Minutes before the call came in; an officer says he noticed an empty vehicle in front of the home.

A little later, the officer spotted that same car and pulled it over.

The officer says Jordan was behind the wheel and smelled like kerosene, so he put him in handcuffs and in the passenger side of his police car.

Then while the officer was searching the vehicle, authorities say Jordan hopped in the driver's seat and sped off in the police car.

Wilson County Sheriff's deputies eventually tracked down the car; two police officer's guns were confirmed stolen. They say Jordan should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Black Creek Officer is recovering from minor injuries.

Detectives have charged Jordan with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, and assault of a government official.

Anyone with any information on the suspect's whereabouts should contact the Wilson County Sheriff's Office at 252-237-2118.

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