Three arrested after hiding sex offender

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM.

Four people ended up in jail last week after helping to hide a man described as “violent and dangerous” from law enforcement.

Timothy Jordan, 41, was wanted by the Escambia Sheriff’s Office for violation of probation on a 1989 murder attempt, according to sheriff’s reports. The original charges included kidnapping and rape. Deputies also held three warrants from Santa Rosa County for violation of Florida sex offender registration laws.

Jordan, his brother Steven Jordan, 34; his fiancé Samantha Sneed, 23; and Donna Miller, 35, Navarre were arrested on Thursday, the 5th of September by Santa Rosa deputies.

Reports say sheriff’s officials received an anonymous tip saying Jordan was staying with his brother and believed to be riding around Navarre on a blue bicycle. Reports say deputies began surveillance around the home of Steven Jordan and spotted a blue bicycle at the property.

Reports say the informant told deputies there were crawl spaces and false walls in the residence where Timothy hides from law enforcement. According to the report, Heather Miller was at the house with her husband Jeremy Miller, who had warrants for his arrest.

Deputies were told everyone in the residence was involved in hiding Timothy from capture, according to the report, saying the fugitive advised his cohorts he is on the run and in trouble.

On Sept. 5, a United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force approached the residence on the 8100 block of Molina Street in Navarre where Steven Jordan resides. The windows were open and the authorities say they could hear movement inside, according to the report.

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