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Wilson man sought after stealing police car

Posted January 19, 2014

Anthony Scott Jordan
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— Wilson County authorities were searching Sunday night for a man who they say got away from police in an officer's patrol car.

A police officer in the Wilson County town of Black Creek pulled over Anthony Scott Jordan, 41, of 604 Harper St., Wilson, around 2:40 a.m. Sunday, and while the officer was searching his vehicle, a handcuffed Jordan, who was sitting in the passenger side of the patrol car, drove off.

The officer suffered minor injuries while trying to stop the car.

Jordan, who authorities say should be considered armed and dangerous, had been wanted for allegedly setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's house on Crawford Road in Black Creek.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Wilson County Sheriff's Office at 252-237-2118.

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  • itlsss Jan 21, 2014

    Looks like Wilson and Durham Officers need some additional training on search and handcuffing procedures. If a suspect is properly searched and cuffed to a U bolt attached to the car's trunk I don't believe he will drive it away

  • Jump1 Jan 20, 2014

    That why the put cages in the back seat...Cages cost about 400.00 patrol car is 25K plus... cuffs in the front????

  • partsgirl43 Jan 20, 2014

    Where is the patrol car? He just drove off ?
    No other patrol car went after him?

  • Vote for Pedro Jan 20, 2014

    In the passenger seat of the patrol car, wow that's a pretty stupid thing to do.