Man Charged with Dumping Gas on Mailman

Sidney Jordan
Sidney Jordan

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A Warren sexual predator is facing eight more years in prison after being charged with trying to dump gasoline on his mailman.

Sidney Talib Jordan, 55, of 295 W. Market St., is facing a second-degree felonious assault charges after police say he tried to pour gas on his 48-year-old mailman because he was angry with the postal service.

He was ordered held in the Trumbull County Jail on $250,000 bond at his initial appearance Wednesday in Warren Municipal Court.

“So any acts of violence or threats of violence against any postal employee, you are subject to federal laws as far as that is concerned. Also that will include loose dogs and if carriers feel threatened, we can curtail delivery,” said Warren Postmaster Tim Needham.

Reports give little details on the incident. Reports said the mailman was walking on his route at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Hamilton Street S.W., when Jordan, using “profane language,” then tried to pour gas on him.

Neighbor Carl Buffone said he had just talked to the mail carrier a few minutes earlier.

“I heard on the scanner that somebody was trying to throw gasoline on the mailman and looked out the door and I seen this guy come up the sidewalk carrying a can walking up his driveway,” Buffone said.

The mailman was able to get away and call police. The attack was a shock for those who live there.

“It really was cause he is a good mailman. He doesn’t bother nobody, he does his job, he is very friendly and he is very good at delivering the mail,” said neighbor Maria Berry.

Neighbors said this wasn’t the first time Jordan has had a run-in with one of the mail carriers.

“No he chased the mailman last year with a knife. They took the knife off of him and told him to get back in the house there then the kid wouldn’t deliver the mail anymore,” Buffone said.

Jordan was convicted of rape in 1981 and was sentenced to serve a four-to-25 year prison sentence, according to court records. He was determined to be a sexual predator in 2006 by the late Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge John Stuard, records say.

In 2008, Jordan was charged with first-degree felony charges of failing to register a change of address as a sex offender. Records say he was determined to be incompetent to stand trial on the charges in May 2008 and was ordered to be sent to Northcoast Behavioral Health Care System for treatment.

In February 2009, he was determined to be competent and pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony for failing to register is address. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

A search of the area’s sexual offender database shows eight other registered sex offenders live at Jordan’s 295 W. Market St. address.

 

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