Local Man Charged in Federal Indictment Involving three Drug-Related Homicides
St. Louis, MO – ANTHONY JORDAN, St. Louis, Missouri, was charged with multiple drug and weapons charges which resulted in the deaths of three area people.
According to the indictment, on December 29, 2013, Jordan shot and killed Robert "Parker G" Parker and Clara Walker in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Ms. Walker was inadvertently struck by gunfire while she was inside her apartment at the time of the drug-related shooting. Additionally, the indictment alleges that on January 21, 2014, again in furtherance of drug a trafficking crime, Jordan shot and killed Michail “Yellow Mack” Gridiron.
The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on August 26, but remained sealed until the arrest of Jordan earlier today.
If convicted, the charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000; possession and/or discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime resulting in death carries a range of punishment that includes life imprisonment. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
United States Attorney Richard Callahan stated that this indictment is part of an on-going coordinated effort between his office, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, to address the rising homicide rate in the City of St. Louis.
This case was investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.