A former University of Central Arkansas student faces a terroristic threatening charge, a Class D felony, after allegedly threatening the life of an employee and students.
According to online records, 21-year-old Contarrius Jordan is currently being held in the county jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond after he was arrested on campus by the UCA Police Department on Sept. 1. He is set to appear in circuit court at 9 a.m. Sept. 18 for a plea and arraignment hearing.
Based on an officer’s report, at 10:20 a.m. Sept. 1, Jordan was near the UCA Student Health Center when he flagged down UCAPD Parking Services Division Manager Reggie Prevoe and said, “if my aunt does not pick me up by 11 a.m., I am going to start killing students on this campus and I’m coming for you because you kicked me out of your office.”
The report stated Prevoe then asked Jordan if he had been able to contact his aunt and Jordan said that he tried but the call went to voicemail.
“I’m just letting you know, now go on because I’ve warned you,” Jordan said to Prevoe after stating he was unable to reach his aunt by phone.
While the situation unfolded, UCA dispatch received a 911 call from Jordan’s aunt, who reported her nephew, Jordan, was on campus and had called her stating, “I guess I’m going to have to kill somebody to get some attention.”
Jordan was taken into custody based on Prevoe’s conversation with Jordan and the 911 call UCAPD had received from Jordan’s aunt.
The Log Cabin Democrat reached Prevoe at work Friday.
He said the university police did not kick Jordan out of UCAPD but Jordan was evidently under the impression that they did.
Prevoe said he kept yelling “you guys” and referencing a “they” when referring to being kicked out, but Prevoe said he was unsure as to what Jordan was speaking about.
The altercation, Prevoe said, began when he was near the Student Health Center. He said he saw Jordan sitting on a curb and Jordan flagged him down.
Prevoe said he did feel threatened by Jordan, especially because he was angry and upset.
“I was pretty nervous,” he said. “I thought he was serious.”
According to a probable cause affidavit, Jordan was a UCA Student Health patient and was recently admitted to a hospital for a mental evaluation.
“[Jordan’s aunt] came to the UCA Police Department after the conversation she had with her nephew and reported that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but had been unable to afford the medication he needed,” the report reads.
The LCD asked UCA if Jordan was still a student at the university.
“Contarrius Jordan was enrolled at the beginning of the fall semester but is not currently a student,” UCA Associate Vice President of Communications Christina Madsen said in an email.