August 27, 2015
Contact: SA John Leonard
Phone Number: 314-538-4600
Local Man Arrested In Federal Indictment Involving Three Drug-Related Homicides
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - DEA Special Agent in Charge James Shroba announced today that Anthony Jordan, 29, was arrested on a federal indictment that included multiple drug and weapons charges which resulted in the deaths of three area people.
The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury August 26th, but remained sealed until the arrest of Jordan earlier today. According to the indictment, on December 29, 2013, Jordan shot and killed Robert "Parker G" Parker and Clara Walker in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Ms. Walker was inadvertently struck by gunfire while she was inside her apartment at the time of the drug-related shooting. Additionally, the indictment alleges that on January 21, 2014, again in furtherance of drug a trafficking crime, Jordan shot and killed Michail “Yellow Mack” Gridiron.
SAC Shroba said, “The indictment and arrest of Anthony Johnson serves as a reminder that DEA, and our law enforcement partners, are determined to combating the destruction unleashed in our neighborhoods by violent drug trafficking organizations.”
If convicted, the charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000; possession and/or discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime resulting in death carries a range of punishment that includes life imprisonment. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This indictment is part of an on-going coordinated effort between the DEA, FBI, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, to address the rising homicide rate in the City of St. Louis.