Idaho fugitive captured in east Tennessee


Cecil "Randy" Jordan, a fugitive wanted in Idaho, was captured in east Tennessee. (Courtesy: U.S. Marshals Office)

RUSSELVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An Idaho fugitive was captured near Russellville early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Marshals Office. Cecil Randall Jordan was wanted by the Idaho Dept. of Corrections for a parole conviction that stemmed from the attempted strangulation of a former girlfriend in 2005.

Their deputies, along with ones from the Hamblen Co. Sheriff's Office, tracked Jordan in a home on Tally Chapel Pike around 6:00 a.m. They entered the home and found him in a bedroom, where he surrendered without putting up a fight. He's been taken to the Knox Co. Detention Center where he awaits extradition to Idaho.

The Marshals Service noted Jordan had a criminal history here in Tennessee too, having been arrested for Aggravated Assault in Newport in 2000 and for Domestic Assault in Dandridge in 2003.

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