COLUMBUS – 21-year-old Columbus resident Jordan Cordero faces six felony charges and two misdemeanors after resisting arrest and confronting police with a shotgun on Monday night.
According to Columbus Police, officers observed Cordero around 6:54 PM on Monday, and discovered that there was a warrant for his arrest out of Platte County. Cordero fled when confronted by officers, and was chased into 4507 19th Street, apartment #F4 in the Pinnacle Apartments complex.
The apartment is owned by Megan Peterson, who provided officers with keys to access her apartment. Officers discovered Cordero in the bathroom, armed with a shotgun, and fired a shot towards Cordero in an attempt to diffuse the situation.
The shot did not strike Cordero, but caused him to drop the shotgun, allowing officers to subdue and arrest him. Officers also discovered a clear bag containing a white substance in his pocket, as well as a pipe. The substance was determined to be methamphetamine.
Cordero is being charged with attempt of a class 2 felony, terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and obstructing a peace officer.
Cordero will make his first appearance in the Platte County Court at 8:30 AM on September 19.