CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: West Seattle burglary suspect charged here, plea-bargaining in Nevada

Last month, we brought you Amy‘s story – her car was stolen from Alki, and hours later, her home was burglarized. A tip from an anonymous WSB reader helped police identify the suspect; they tried at least twice to arrest him at his North Delridge residence, but he was gone. Then Amy got word two weeks later – as reported here – that the suspect had been arrested in Nevada, trying to elude police.

We’ve since spoken to the Mineral County District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting him there, and have obtained their court documents as well as those detailing a charge filed against him here. The suspect is 28-year-old Jordan J. Edmonds – we obtained the photo at right from the Washington State Department of Corrections, taken when he was in their custody in 2018. In Nevada, deputy district attorney Jaren Stanton told us, Edmonds has agreed to plead guilty at a January 6th hearing to two felony charges – eluding an officer and unlawful gun possession. He will be sentenced about six weeks later, Stanton said. After he serves time in Nevada, Edmonds faces two felony charges here, filed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in the break-in at Amy’s house – residential burglary and second-degree identity theft. Those documents indicate Edmonds already had been charged in four other cases this year and last year – two residential-burglary cases, two unlawful-gun-possession cases. According to prosecutors, he had gotten out of jail by posting bond in all four cases (court files show $50,000 bail in a West Seattle burglary last summer), and conditions of release included not leaving this state. His criminal history includes four burglary cases – two as an adult, two as a juvenile.

Amy, meantime, says she’s continuing to work through “issues” related to the burglary but is “grateful” to the WSB reader whose tip helped solve the case. We’ll follow up next month to see what happens when Edmonds is sentenced in Nevada.

24 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: West Seattle burglary suspect charged here, plea-bargaining in Nevada"

  • HS December 22, 2021 (5:07 pm)

    Thank you for the update on this one. For me, Amy’s experience was frightening. And thank you so much to the anonymous WSB reader.

  • cjboffoli December 22, 2021 (5:56 pm)

    Thanks for following up on this story.  And sorry if I missed this in previous coverage, but did they ever recover Amy’s vehicle?

    • WSB December 22, 2021 (6:26 pm)

      Not that I’ve heard.

    • Vivienne December 26, 2021 (10:06 pm)

      Amy’s car was found. Any other details are at Amy’s discretion. 

    • Amy December 29, 2021 (10:34 am)

      My car was located within West Seattle about 2 weeks ago. In good shape. I am so appreciative for the tip that ultimately led to his identification (it came in the same day as the crime- thank you wsb blog readers!)I’m also grateful he was apprehended in Nevada because they were able to pursue him (illegal here in Seattle unless police witnessed the crime), and in NV, they take crime more seriously than they do here. Hopefully justice is served. Thanks to wsb and to all those who reached out. 

  • David Kerlick December 22, 2021 (7:00 pm)

    Upon hearing of this case, I asked for, and got from my insurance agent, an insurance ID without a home address that I can keep in the car. That’s now legal here.

    • Buttercup December 22, 2021 (7:30 pm)

      It is legal in Washington State to carry your insurance card on your phone and not have one in your vehicle. I wish we could do that with our registration paper. If I’m wrong about registration please let me know so I can remove from my car

      • CAM December 22, 2021 (9:29 pm)

        (Knock on wood) It’s been nearly 20 years since I was pulled over but I’ve never carried my registration in my vehicle and never been asked for it. This may be related to racial privilege but I’ve only ever been asked for license and insurance. Carrying registration in the vehicle seems like a terrible idea to me liability wise. Also, it’s quite different now then it was in the past and the police can look up vehicle registration easily unless you don’t register the transfer (which is against the law to my understanding) with the state when you purchase the vehicle. 

  • Flivver December 22, 2021 (8:04 pm)

    Any word on how he posted bond? Did he have the money, or did someone bail him out?

  • Zipda December 22, 2021 (8:10 pm)

    His mom must be proud.

    • momosmom December 25, 2021 (11:26 am)

      Why do so many people say this “Mom must be proud”? Sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard a parent(s) tries to raise a child to be respectful and stay in the right direction of life and  the child just gets wrapped up in the wrong crowds and goes and stays in the wrong direction.You don’t think the parent is already in pain over this to have it rubbed into their noses?

  • 1994 December 22, 2021 (8:33 pm)

    Why does he look happy with a smile? Maybe he likes wearing orange?  My hope is he gets a lot of lock up time, maybe learns some ideas of how to live a better life and stop being a bad guy. NEVER leave your home address, your work address, or anyone’s address, in your vehicle. 

  • WS resident December 22, 2021 (8:48 pm)

    Take a photo of the registration and leave all papers at home. 

    • My two cents December 23, 2021 (7:56 am)

      Not valid per the State of Washington. 

  • Azimuth December 22, 2021 (10:01 pm)

    Nevada can keep him

  • Anne December 23, 2021 (8:09 am)

    Conditions of his low bail-$50,000 ( of which he had to come up with what maybe $5,000?)that he not leave the State. What a joke. 

  • Ivan Weiss December 23, 2021 (8:29 am)

    Just a suggestion for people who care to go this route: The address on my auto registration is a PO box.

  • Buck December 23, 2021 (8:59 am)

    Eighteen strikes and you’re OUT.  This moron should never see the light of day again, please.

  • Wseattleite December 23, 2021 (10:55 am)

    Nevada sure seems to move felony charges through their system MUCH faster than we do.  

  • KT December 24, 2021 (11:47 am)

    Let’s see, he gets arrested in Nov/Dec 2021 in Nevada and will plead guilty in January 2022.  In King County he already was charged for four other cases in 2020 and 2021 before this West Seattle crime and remained on the street to victimize and traumatize more people.  The criminal justice system is dysfunctional in King County.  

  • Steve December 24, 2021 (11:15 pm)

    That guy will do more jail time over there than he would here. Nevada doesn’t play around. 

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