You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Droopy pants foil Lake Worth man’s escape attempt


Being handcuffed didn’t keep Jordan Jefferson Bodden from trying to run away from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies.

But the escape attempt ended quickly after Bodden’s pants dropped to his ankles, causing him to fall to the ground.

Bodden’s trouble began Sunday night when he and another unidentified male were accused by several witnesses of breaking into cars along 16th Avenue North. The witnesses said Bodden and the other person were lifting door handles then entering the cars. At least two vehicles had their glove boxes and center consoles ransacked, according to a probable cause affidavit.

While Bodden was being led to a deputy’s patrol car, he pushed away and began running west bound on 16th Avenue North. The deputy leading Bodden to the patrol car had a grip on the Lake Worth man’s pants, which popped open when he attempted to run away, the affidavit states.

Bodden ran around 100 feet before the pants tripped him up. He continued to resist deputies and tried to get up and run away again, according to the affidavit. Bodden was placed in leg shackles and taken to a patrol car.

Bodden, 19, faces three counts of burglary, one count of escape, and one count of resisting arrest without violence. He remains in custody at the Palm Beach County jail and is being held in lieu of $31,000 bail.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Crime

Sierra Nevada recalls beer for glass flaw
Sierra Nevada recalls beer for glass flaw

Sierra Nevada is recalling some of its beer because of a packaging flaw that can cause a piece of glass to break and possibly fall into the beverage. The voluntary recall comes after inspections at the Mills River, North Carolina brewery noticed the fault after some bottles of beer had low carbonation, according to a statement from Sierra Nevada.  ...
Trump's first executive order suspends mortgage insurance rate decrease
Trump's first executive order suspends mortgage insurance rate decrease

President Donald Trump’s first executive order blocked a mortgage insurance premium cut that would have reduced the cost of mortgages for millions of middle-class home buyers.
Woman fired, interviewed by Secret Service over tweet
Woman fired, interviewed by Secret Service over tweet

A Kentucky woman was fired after she tweeted about assassinating President Donald Trump, WAVE-TV reports. The woman's tweet read, “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate." Heather Lowrey has since deleted the tweet and deactivated her Twitter...
United lifts ground stop after computer outage
United lifts ground stop after computer outage

All of United Airlines flights were grounded Sunday because of a computer outage, the Federal Aviation Administration said. "A ground stop is in place for domestic flights due to an IT issue," United tweeted. "We’re working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience." The ground stop was lifted after 9 p.m. "...
West Liberty-Salem schools to resume classes Tuesday
West Liberty-Salem schools to resume classes Tuesday

Classes at West Liberty-Salem schools will resume Tuesday, Superintendent Kraig Hissong said in a statement released Sunday. The schools have been closed since Friday morning, when two students were injured in a shooting at the high school. “Moving forward, the district is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students,&rdquo...
More Stories