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Two years in jail for man from Bloomfield who stole gun in Linton and got caught in Lyons

Jordan Hancock

Jordan Hancock

A Bloomfield man convicted of stealing a handgun was sentenced to two years in the Greene County Jail this week.

Jordan Lee-Glenn Hancock, age 20 at the time of his arrest on March 28, pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm, a Level 6 felony, when he appeared in Greene Superior Court on Tuesday.

This case was investigated by Officer Debbie McDonald of the Linton Police Department.

A Linton woman had called in to report the handgun was missing and that she suspected Hancock had stolen it. Hancock had visited at her house then traveled to a home in Lyons. The Lyons resident had called her and asked if Hancock owned a gun, said Hancock had showed him a Ruger gun and he saw the last three digits of the serial number.

The woman checked and found her Ruger handgun was missing. She checked her records – the last three digits of the serial number on her gun matched the three digits the man had seen. The woman contacted police.

Officer McDonald traveled to the home in Lyons and Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy James Carpenter responded to assist.

McDonald reported that when the officers arrived, Hancock answered the door then turned and went back into the house, but the resident opened the door for the officers to come inside. When McDonald asked Hancock what he was doing, he allegedly said he was putting his gun up.

Hancock was patted down and Deputy Carpenter took possession of the gun, which was found to be loaded with a round in the chamber.

Hancock allegedly said it was his gun he bought from his girlfriend’s ex-husband who lived in the Bloomfield area.

But McDonald verified the serial number on the handgun matched the serial number on the gun reported as stolen.

Hancock was arrested and during his initial hearing, Deputy Public Defender Ashley Dyer was appointed to represent him. Dyer also served as his defense council in two other cases pending against Hancock.

 In mid-May, Hancock agreed to plead guilty to the felony and signed a negotiated plea agreement along with Dyer and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Keven McIntosh.

Under the terms of the agreement, the state agreed to drop a lesser count as well as the two pending cases involving misdemeanors.

During the sentencing hearing, Hancock was given two years in the county jail with credit for 96 days already served.