Woman charged after attack on boyfriend, daughter in Layton

Felicia Sherice Jordan. Photo: Davis County

FARMINGTON, Utah, Feb. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 39-year-old woman who traveled from Chicago with her boyfriend and had been staying with her daughter and grandchildren in Layton has been booked into the Davis County Jail on suspicion of trying to kill both her daughter and her own boyfriend as her granddaughter looked on.

Felicia Sherice Jordan, 39, was booked on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder — knowing and intentional, a first-degree felony; and two counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a child, a third-degree felony.

Court papers say Jordan is a known member of the Gangster Disciples.

According to a probable cause statement — filed in Farmington’s 2nd District Court by Davis County District Attorney Troy S. Rawlings — the incident occurred on Sunday at the Fairfield Road apartment of Jordan’s grown daughter, identified in court papers as Victim I, where Felicia Jordan and her boyfriend, who is identified as Victim Z — had been staying for multiple months.

Also living at the apartment of Jordan’s daughter are the daughter’s children, ages 3 and 5, the statement says. In addition, Jordan’s daughter is pregnant.

On Sunday, the 5-year-old awoke and asked to use the bathroom, where the older Jordan was showering, the statement says. The girl knocked several times.

The probable cause statement does not say what the older Jordan said to her granddaughter, but does say that Jordan and her daughter began to argue about how Jordan was speaking to her grandchild.

“Jordan exited the bathroom and the argument with her daughter moved into the kitchen,” the statement says. “Jordan felt like she was disrespected, and she snapped. She grabbed a glass plate and threw it at Victim I, trying to hit her in the head. She missed. The plate struck the wall and broke, the glass cutting Victim I’s foot.

“Jordan then seized a large kitchen knife and began to charge at Victim I. She did this in the presence of the two minor children. And she was swinging the knife at Victim I. Victim Z observed this, he stepped between Jordan and Victim I to try and stop Jordan. Jordan then stabbed him in the neck and he began to bleed quite a bit.”

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Jordan’s daughter escaped to another room, the statement said, and Jordan’s boyfriend “continued to try to hold Jordan back, but due to the body size difference between the two, he did not have much success; he only slowed her down as she continued swinging the knife out toward Victim I.”

The statement says that Jordan told her adult daughter that she (Victim I) “needed to die.”

Jordan’s boyfriend again tried to restrain her, the statement says. Jordan’s daughter got out of the apartment and called police from a neighbor’s residence. Officers arrived to find Jordan and her boyfriend still in the apartment.

Post Miranda, Jordan admitted to throwing the plate at her daughter and stabbing her boyfriend, the statement said.

“When asked about her intent, she said, ‘When you are in a fight and you have your gun out, you know how it’s gonna be. Same thing,’ the statement says. “She intended to ‘put her down like the dog she is,’ meaning, ‘I brought her into this world, I can take her out of it.'”

Interviewed further at the police department, Jordan told investigators it was her daughter she was targeting, and “she was going to teach her a lesson. She was going to ‘f**k her up.’ She knew she was going to be charged with attempted murder for stabbing Victim Z in the neck.”

Rawlings asked that Jordan be held without bail.

“Given the nature of the crimes charged, the potential penalties they carry, the
number of victims, and the volatility of Jordan’s actions, she poses a substantial danger and risk to others and the community. What’s more, she is from out of state (Chicago) and is a documented gang member of the Gangster Disciples.”

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