US Marshals: 2 wanted parolees arrested in the ValleyPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Two men suspected of violating the terms of their parole were arrested in the Valley Tuesday afternoon.
Members of the Arizona Wanted Violent Offender Task Force, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 26-year-old Cedric Charles Jordan and 41-year-old David Standley in unrelated cases.
Jordan was apprehended near Lower Buckeye Road and Avondale Boulevard in Avondale after reportedly trying to hide on the back floor board of a vehicle containing two small children.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Jordan, a documented member of a California street gang, was wanted by San Diego police on a warrant issued earlier this month for a felon in possession of a firearm and receipt of stolen property.
In March, Jordan was allegedly a passenger in a vehicle that fled from San Diego police with a 2-year-old child in the backseat. Authorities say he fled on foot but was seen throwing a 9mm handgun and narcotics out of the vehicle.
He was also wanted by the California Department of Corrections on suspicion of violating the conditions of his parole. He was released on parole after serving time for an assault conviction.
Task force members learned Tuesday that Standley was staying in the area of 33rd Avenue and Thomas Road. When they arrived at the home to take him into custody on a warrant, he reportedly ran inside and refused to come out.
Standley surrendered after a brief standoff and was taken into custody without further incident, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
A documented member of a white supremacy gang, Standley was wanted on a warrant issued this month by the Arizona Department of Corrections for alleged parole violations. He was released from prison on parole after being convicted of second-degree escape.
The U.S. Marshals Service said Standley has a lengthy criminal history including cases of aggravated assault, forgery, vehicle theft, weapons misconduct, criminal damage, burglary, escape and rioting.
"Fugitives come from every city and state. Our deputies and task force officers will use every resource available to ensure the apprehension of these fugitives," U.S. Marshal David Gonzales said in a statement. "These particular criminals are no different from other criminals and their attempts to outrun the violations of their release conditions or endanger the community are futile."