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A Mooresville couple faces felony child abuse and drug charges following an investigation by the Mooresville Police Department stemming from a drug overdose involving a one-year-old child.

Casey Jordan
Ashley Jordan

The MPD announced the arrests of Casey Aaron Jordan, 31, and Ashley Dale Jordan, 29, in a news release Thursday.

On the afternoon of November 14, officers responded to 201 Parker Avenue in reference to a report of an unresponsive child with CPR being performed. Iredell County EMS and Mooresville Fire-Rescue personnel were on scene treating the infant at the time of MPD arrival.

The officers were informed by emergency medical personnel that the infant was displaying signs of a suspected drug overdose, according to an MPD news release.

The infant was given a dose of Narcan, a medication used to reverse or reduce the effects of opioids, on scene and showed slight signs of improvement, police said. The infant was transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, where it received a second dose of Narcan before its condition was stabilized.

The infant subsequently transported to Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for further treatment.

MPD investigators responded to the residence and to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center to begin conducting an investigation.

Meanwhile, the N. C. Department of Social Services was contacted and took protective custody of the infant, according to the news release.

Based on evidence obtained at the residence and the hospital, both parents were charged with felony child abuse involving serious injury and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. They were placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bonds, which they posted and were released from custody.

On December 13, detectives received lab test results conducted on samples of the infant’s blood taken at the hospital on the day of the incident. The results showed the infant had a substantially high level of fentanyl in its system at the time of the incident, police said.

Based on the blood test results and other evidence uncovered as part of the continuing investigation, additional warrants charging both parents with felony possession with intent to sell or distribute a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and misdmeanor maintaining a dwelling for the use or sale of a controlled substance were obtained and served on the parents.

Casey Jordan was being held in the Iredell County Detention Center in lieu of a $30,000 bond on the second round of charges.

Ashley Jordan remained jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

1 thought on “MPD: Parents face felony charges in connection with near-fatal overdose of infant

  1. Rev. Maggie Hurst says:

    Terminate parental rights after a court hearing. They should never again be able to hurt this child.

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