LUBBOCK, TX – Danny Mack Jordan, 65, of Lubbock County claims he is illegally held in jail because the bond he would have to post to be released on a murder charge is $750,000. Jordan is accused of killing his wife, Shelley Myers Jordan.
On Monday, Mr. Jordan’s attorney filed a motion in court that said, “Applicant is being illegally restrained and confined in the County Jail … by the Respondent, Kelly Rowe, Lubbock County Sheriff … on lieu of $750,000 bond.”
In simple terms, Jordan wants to post a lower bond so he can be released from jail until he goes to trial for murder. Mrs. Jordan’s body was found near North Frankford Avenue outside of Lubbock. Blood was found in her home, and the medical examiner said she died of blunt force trauma on or about Memorial Day.
The petition also said, “Applicant is being denied his right to reasonable bail under the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of United States, and Art, 1 § 13 of the Texas Constitution.”
It continued, “Defendant’s detention is illegal because he is being confined unrestrained without probable cause, in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Article I § 9 of the Texas Constitution.”
State District Judge Brad Underwood has set a hearing for June 20 to consider the petition.