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Man who attacked officer, jailer gets 120 days
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Shelton Sidney Jordan

A man who attacked a police officer and a jailer on the same day has been given 120 days in jail.

McMinnville resident Shelton Sidney Jordan, 42, was sentenced Tuesday by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 120 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence for assault, assault on a first-responder, and vandalism. It’s the second time this year he’s been sentenced to serve 120 days for assault.

His most recent sentence comes for an incident in June when officers responded to a fist fight taking place in the parking lot of Scottish Inn. McMinnville police officer Duane Stewart was among those responding.

“He walked over to me and put his hand up like he wanted to fist bump,” said McMinnville officer Duane Stewart. “I responded to what I thought was a nice gesture by raising my hand up to give one in return. That’s when he swung on me. I was able to partially block the punch.”

Stewart took Jordan to the ground and he was taken to jail. On that same day, Jordan assaulted corrections officer Cristhian Lopez.

“He was going to give Mr. Jordan a food tray,” said Sheriff’s Department Major Jason Walker. “Jordan knocked the tray out of his hand and tried to hit Lopez. Lopez was able to take Jordan to the ground. Once on the ground, Jordan bit Lopez’s thumb.” 

Lopez was treated at Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital. 

Jordan was also sentenced in February of this year to serve 120 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence for assault and vandalism.