A man charged in a January 2016 murder was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs.
Thomas Edward Jordan, 29, was taken into custody by The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Response Team at a residence in Hinesville, according to a post on the LCSO Facebook page.
The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit.
Jordan is being charged with 5 counts of sales of cocaine, two counts of controlled substance transaction near parks and housing projects, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with Intent to distribute and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
Jordan, who had been out on $400,000 bond, turned himself in to LCSO a week after a Jan. 25, 2016 fatal shooting that left Kenneth Lee Jackson dead.
According to LCSO Detective Doug Snider, Jackson was found shot outside his home at Cedar Hill Mobile Home Park.
Walthourville police Chief Bernie Quarterman said that based on witness statements, Jordan and Jackson engaged in “what appeared to be a short, heated verbal altercation seconds prior to the shooting.”
Officers responded to Jackson’s home and found him lying on the ground next to the steps leading to the mobile home.
He died there despite efforts of his brother and first responders to resuscitate him, police said.
Jordan was charged with multiple offenses, including murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies and possession of firearm by convicted felon.
The Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office made repeated attempts to evoke Jordan’s bond it appears a consent order to continue
The defendant’s bond was continued Nov. 11.