UPDATED at 10:40 a.m.
CLEARFIELD – A state trooper has been accused of assaulting his wife and then holding her at gunpoint, according to court paperwork from Magisterial District Judge Richard Ireland’s office.
Terry Drew Jordan, 46, of Clearfield has been charged with aggravated assault, F1; two counts of simple assault, M2; terroristic threats, M1; reckless endangering another person, M2; harassment, M3; and two counts of harassment and one count of public drunkenness, all summary offenses.
Jordan was arraigned on the charges at 9 a.m. Friday with his bail being set at $1,000,000. He is currently incarcerated at the Clearfield County Jail. Jordan’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 27 during Centralized Court at the jail.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Thursday Clearfield County Control advised Lawrence Township police about a female caller who was on the line to report that her husband had allegedly assaulted her and then threatened to kill her and then himself.
The victim also advised her husband was a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police. The weapon, he had in his possession was a “duty weapon,” she reported, and she had locked herself into a closet. She was using his work cell phone while he had hers in his possession.
While responding to the scene, police were advised by County Control that the victim’s husband was Jordan. Police were also advised that the victim wasn’t any longer able to hear Jordan outside of the closet door, and she wasn’t sure if he was still in the home.
Upon arrival to the scene, police observed a dark-colored Chevrolet sports utility vehicle in the driveway. Police asked County Control to find out from the victim what vehicles were to be in the driveway, and she indicated the SUV and a blue Honda passenger car, which was missing.
Police proceeded to approach the residence and asked County Control to let the victim know that police were at the home and would make entry. Police announced their presence three times after which the victim came out to them.
She told police that she and Jordan had dinner and a few drinks. They went to a friend’s residence for drinks in Clearfield Borough. When they returned to their home Jordan allegedly grabbed her and struck her, and it caused a large bruise and lump on the left side of her head.
Jordan grabbed her again and slammed her head into the wall. She went to the floor, and Jordan began to kick her numerous times in the back and in her right side area. Jordan then put a handgun against her head, stating “I’m going to kill you and then kill myself,” the affidavit alleges.
Clearfield Emergency Medical Services was summoned to the scene, as the victim was complaining of pain. Officers observed she’d suffered a bloody lip, a large scratch to the left side of her neck and a very large lump and bruise to the left side of her head. She was examined by emergency personnel at the scene and wanted to go to the hospital by private vehicle.
Police were then advised a vehicle was approaching the home. Lawrence Township and Clearfield Borough police and Clearfield-based state troopers observed a blue-colored Honda Coup pull into the driveway, and Jordan was the operator. Jordan parked the vehicle and placed his hands in the air.
Jordan proceeded to exit the vehicle and was handcuffed by police. He was taken to and placed inside a patrol vehicle, and a handgun was removed from the passenger’s seat of his vehicle. Police also detected a strong odor of a malt beverage coming from Jordan, according to the affidavit.
When Jordan was being placed in the patrol vehicle he asked if the victim was OK. He was advised she was experiencing pain from her injuries. Jordan was transported to the jail on a 48-hour detainer due to his level of intoxication and until he could be arraigned.