Dennis Napoleon Jordan, 35, of Cedar Springs, was arrested August 15 on two felony charges for Larceny in a Building that occurred on July 29 and August 3.
According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, one case involved Jordan knocking at a resident’s door on N. Grant Street around 10:30 p.m. asking to use the phone. The couple at the home allowed him inside and, after using the phone, he asked to use the restroom. He continued talking to the couple but before leaving asked for a tissue. It was then that the 49-year-old female victim noticed that her small wallet/purse was missing from the counter.
Parent said that the victim confronted Dennis and at first he denied taking it and pulled out a long propane lighter from under his shirt. When he was threatened that they would call the police, he took the wallet from under his shirt and placed it back on the counter. He then left in a hurry, walking down the street.
“I cannot stress enough that the police should be called when a stranger is knocking at the door late at night. If the person leaves before we arrive, call back and give the dispatcher a description of the person by age, size and clothing worn,” said Parent.
The second case against Dennis Jordan involved the theft of a mountain bike at a home on E. Ash Street.
“This person has been a person of interest on a number of police investigations by the Kent County Sheriff Department and the Cedar Springs Police Department,” said Chief Parent. “Our investigations had sufficient evidence to have the prosecutor issue felony warrants for his arrest. His parole agent also approved a parole detainer if we could find him.”
Officers did locate Dennis Jordan on August 15 and he was lodged in the Kent County Jail. He was arraigned on Monday, August 27, in 63rd District Court, where he waived his preliminary hearings and was bound over to Circuit Court. Bond was set at $15,000.00 on each count.
Jordan previously served time in prison for home invasion second degree. He was sentenced in March 2011 to a minimum of one year and maximum of 15 years, and was paroled on December 1, 2011.