Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 30th, 2008 at 4:58 pm
(Photo: Mult. Co. Sheriff’s Office)
Jeremy Jordan, the driver in a hit-and-run on May 10 in Northeast Portland has posted bail (10% of the $307,500 total bail amount) and has been released from custody.
Jordan attempted to steal beer from a Safeway store after being refused service. When he drove out of the parking lot — at a “high rate of speed” according to investigators — he collided with Eric Davidson, who was riding his bike down NE Fremont Street.
The collision left Davidson with serious injuries and he is still in the hospital. According to a blog by Davidson’s wife devoted to his recovery effort, he just underwent four hours of back surgery yesterday.
Jordan was arrested the same day of the incident and was being held by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. He faces serious charges that include robbery, assault II, reckless endangerment, and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
According to Deputy District Attorney Chuck Sparks, the court denied a request by Jordan’s lawyers to reduce his bail amount at a hearing earlier this week. The total amount Jordan would have had to pay is 10% of the total bail amount, and he is obligated under a promissory note for the balance.
The first trial for this case is scheduled for July 2.