Update: SPD Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect

Ofc. John O'Brien


Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:27 p.m.


The person suspected of robbing Starbuds Cannabis has been arrested this morning. The timely work by SPD takes a threat off the street continuing to keep the community safe.

On November 23rd, 2017 just after 7:00am, Neighborhood Resource Officer Cler located a vehicle of interest from the Starbuds Cannabis robbery. Officer Cler contacted 42 year old James S. Jordan with the vehicle.

Major Crimes Detective Turman responded and interviewed Jordan. Probable cause was developed to arrest Jordan for the robbery and the shooting of the clerk.

Jordan was booked into the Spokane County Jail for First Degree Robbery. More charges may be expected.

A search warrant was being sought to recover evidence from an apartment in the area.

This is another example of outstanding work between patrol and the detectives unit to locate armed suspects who pose a danger to our community.

Original release: SPD Investigating Armed Robbery-Clerk was Shot

An armed robber entered Starbuds Cannabis last night and during the commission of the robbery shot a clerk. The clerk received non-life threatening injuries. Investigation is ongoing.

On November 21st, 2017 just before 10:00pm, an armed male wearing dark clothing entered the Starbuds Cannabis at 827 E. Francis. Two employees were held at gunpoint during the robbery. The suspect fired at least one round striking one of the employees causing a non-life threatening injury. The victim was transported to an area hospital.

After the call was received, an officer was on scene within three minutes. A perimeter was established and a K9 track was performed however the suspect was not located. Officers at the location processed the scene and Major Crimes has taken over the investigation.

If you have information regarding the robbery or suspect in this incident please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 and reference #2017-20230917. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the person.



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