A man who is accused of stealing an ambulance from the Choctaw County Ambulance Authority that resulted in the death of another man was arrested on Monday.
Choctaw Tribal Police arrested Reid Jordan at a house in Boswell, Oklahoma early Monday morning.
According to KXII, a tipster told Choctaw Tribal Police they saw Jordan entering the home in Boswell and while obtaining an arrest warrant, police surrounded the home before arresting him in the living room.
Jordan was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, second-degree burglary, and malicious injury to property.
In February of this year, while medics were responding to a 911 call near the 400 block of Paris Ave. in Soper to treat Delbert Hedrick, who was experiencing chest pains, the suspect stole the ambulance and headed south. The ambulance was found abandoned with medicine and supplies took about three miles southeast of Soper.
With the ambulance stolen, Hedrick’s wife tried to drive him to Paris Regional Medical Center. She was met by EMS on the highway, however, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
“You go from shock, to who steals an ambulance, to anger because of what happened,” said Dalton Mahoney, an EMT with the ambulance authority told KXII. “Your job in this county is to protect our citizens and get them where they need to go and when you can’t do that it really hurts.”
Jordan is currently being held in the Choctaw County Jail on a $100,000 bond.