CLINTON COUNTY — Bail has been set at $30,000 for a 28-year-old Carlyle man, for alleged felony violation of the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry.
David Jordan pleaded guilty in June to the January aggravated battery of his then girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, and was sentenced to 150 days in jail, with credit for 143 days served.
According to reports, a neighbor had witnessed Jordan holding the toddler in the air by her arm and hitting the child so hard her legs were flying outwards in the air, and that when he was done striking the child, he threw her against his truck.
When a Carlyle Police officer arrived on the scene, he noted injuries to the child and took Jordan into custody. The little girl was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, but was later transported to Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis.
Jordan pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13, and Class 4 felony criminal damage to property. Two Class 3 felony charges of aggravated battery in a public place, as well as two misdemeanor charges of domestic battery were dismissed per the plea agreement.
In addition to the jail time, Jordan was ordered to serve 30 months probation, attend a special facility for drug and alcohol treatment, and pay more than $4,000 in fines, fees and restitution for the criminal damage conviction. He was also ordered to register with the Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registry. But an alleged probation violation resulted in a warrant being issued on August 31, for his arrest on the registry violation charge.
Online court records show a string of protection orders against Jordan for different plaintiffs that date back to 2008. He was also convicted in 2010 of aggravated assault of a peace officer and knowingly damaging property, for which he received a conditional discharge.