A 24-year-old Silver Creek man remains jailed Saturday following a short police chase along Garden Lakes Boulevard on Friday night. According to Floyd County Jail reports, Jordan Tyler York was arrested Friday night by Floyd County Police on 19 different charges from the incident, plus charges in five auto theft and burglary incidents in Rome and Floyd County.
According to Sgt. Chris Fincher with Floyd Police, a citizen called E-911 about a possible drunk driver along Garden Lakes Boulevard just before 6 p.m. Friday. The vehicle was found parked at Allen Murphy’s Appliance store on Garden Lakes Boulevard. The vehicle had been reported stolen to Floyd County Police earlier in the day. Once police pulled up to the parked vehicle, the suspect tried to escape and rammed into both a Rome City police car and Floyd County police car, as well as an Allen Murphy service truck. The suspect then drove off the roadway, crossed over two lanes of traffic on Hillside Avenue before striking a power pole. He then fled on foot until captured by officers. The suspect was found to be in possession of a firearm and drugs. Once in custody, officers discovered minor injuries to themselves as a result of the struggle.
The Georgia State Patrol was called in to investigate the crash. From GSP: “Members of the Rome Police Department and Floyd County Police Department spotted a wanted felon who had been committing numerous burglaries on Garden Lakes Blvd. The subject had just stolen a vehicle and was parked on a private lot. When the officers pulled behind the vehicle, they exited to make contact with him. At that time, the subject backed in a reckless manner, striking two patrol cars. The subject then traveled down an alley behind a private business, striking two additional vehicles. The subject then drove through a grassy lot, striking a power pole. At that time, the vehicle was disabled and the subject fled the scene on foot. He was subsequently apprehended by the Floyd County Police Department. GSP was contacted to assist with the crash investigations. The report is not complete.”
Following the incident, York is charged with:
- Reckless driving
- Hit and run resulting in serious injury or death
- Theft by receiving stolen property (Felony)
- Interference with government property (Felony)
- Willful obstruction of law enforcement officers
- Obstruction of an officer (Felony)
- Fleeing or attempting to elude police officer for a felony offense
- Criminal damage to property (1st degree)
- Criminal damage to property (2nd degree)
- Possession of firearm or knift duing commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies
- Possession of firearm by convicted felon (2 counts)
- Theft by taking- motor vehicle
- Aggravated assault of officer in performance of duties
- Possession of a schedule II controlled substance (17 counts)
- Entering automobile or other motor vehicle with intent to commit theft or felony
- Theft by receiving stolen property (felony)
- Possession of a schedule I controlled substance
- Criminal trespass
- Theft by taking
In addition to Friday’s incident, York was also wanted on five outstanding warrants for incidents occuring Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 in Rome and Floyd County.
- Jan. 22: York is charged wtih entering an auto with intent to commit a theft or felony when he entered a 2003 Cherolet Express Van belonging to Berry Construction without permission and taking multiple tools and equipment from the van. The incident happened at 264 Shorter Avenue.
- Jan. 23: York is charged with entering an auto with intent to commit a theft or felony when he entered a 2006 Ford Econoline Van belonging to Larry Martin’s Real Estate without permission and taking multiple tools and equipment from the van. The incident happened at 103 Hicks Drive.
- Jan. 23: York is charged with entering an auto with intent to commit a theft or felony when he did break out the window to gain entry into a 2014 Toyota Corolla and taking a wallet from the vehicle. The incident happened at 311 Riverside Parkway.
- Jan. 23: York is charged with theft of receiving when he retained a 2010 Nissan Altima which he knew was stolen.
- Jan. 23: York is charged with aggravated assault, burglary, entering auto with intent to commit a theft, terroristic threats and acts, possession of schedule II controlled substance, pointing a pistol at another, theft by taking and criminal trespass from an incident at 14 Highlander Trail in Rome. While at the property, the suspect entered into an attached garage through an open garage door and entered into a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van without the victim’s knowledge or consent. While inside the van, the suspect did take a bottle of prescription medication belonging to the victim. Once discovered in the garage and confronted by the victim, the suspect removed a firearm from his pocket, pointed the firearm directly at the victim and threatened to shoot him. According to the warrant, York is a convicted felon previously convicted on 9-24-2015.