Paul “Scooter” Jordan II, 46, entered an “Alford plea to an abduction charge, which means he is taking a guilty plea but maintains he is innocent.
He was arrested in July 2017 for felony abduction by force/intimidation according to court records.
According to a press release by Commonwealth Attorney A.J. Dudley’s office, the woman’s statement matched parts of Jordan’s statement. The woman said that on July 10,2017, she and Jordan were together for the purpose of obtaining drugs for her addiction. However at some point during their travels Jordan restrained her and drove her around while threatening her and her family.
According to Dudley, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office asked the sentencing Judge to exceed applicable sentencing guidelines because of several factors: the disparity in ages - Jordan was 44, while the victim was 19 at the time of the incident; the abduction occurred over several hours and included the use of rope to restrain the victim during portions of the abduction. The guidelines suggested two years and four months to six years and nine months; however, Judge Stacey Moreau concurred with the Commonwealth’s recommendation when imposing the seven and a half year sentence.