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Hiker stabbed on Appalachian Trail played dead to fool attacker, court documents reveal


NEW DETAILS
TONIGHT ABOUT
THE MAN CHARGED TONIGHT ABOUT
THE MAN CHARGED
IN A DEADLY THE MAN CHARGED
IN A DEADLY
STABBING ON THE IN A DEADLY
STABBING ON THE
APPALACHIAN STABBING ON THE
APPALACHIAN
TRAIL. APPALACHIAN
TRAIL.
DEPUTIES SAY A TRAIL.
DEPUTIES SAY A
MAN WAS KILLED DEPUTIES SAY A
MAN WAS KILLED
AND A WOMAN MAN WAS KILLED
AND A WOMAN
SERIOUSLY HURT AND A WOMAN
SERIOUSLY HURT
WHEN THEY WERE SERIOUSLY HURT
WHEN THEY WERE
ATTACKED WITH A WHEN THEY WERE
ATTACKED WITH A
MACHETE OVER ATTACKED WITH A
MACHETE OVER
THE WEEKEND. MACHETE OVER
THE WEEKEND.
AND ACCORDING THE WEEKEND.
AND ACCORDING
TO COURT AND ACCORDING
TO COURT
DOCUMENTS .. THE TO COURT
DOCUMENTS .. THE
WOMAN PLAYED DOCUMENTS .. THE
WOMAN PLAYED
DEAD IN ORDER TO WOMAN PLAYED
DEAD IN ORDER TO
SURVIVE. DEAD IN ORDER TO
SURVIVE.
THE SUSPECT — SURVIVE.
THE SUSPECT —
“JAMES JORDAN” — THE SUSPECT —
“JAMES JORDAN” —
MADE HIS FIRST “JAMES JORDAN” —
MADE HIS FIRST
COURT MADE HIS FIRST
COURT
APPEARANCE IN COURT
APPEARANCE IN
ABINGDON TODAY. APPEARANCE IN
ABINGDON TODAY.
THAT’S WHERE A ABINGDON TODAY.
THAT’S WHERE A
FEDERAL JUDGE THAT’S WHERE A
FEDERAL JUDGE
ORDERED THE 30- FEDERAL JUDGE
ORDERED THE 30-
YEAR-OLD TO ORDERED THE 30-
YEAR-OLD TO
UNDERGO A YEAR-OLD TO
UNDERGO A
PSYCHIATRIC UNDERGO A
PSYCHIATRIC
EVALUATION. PSYCHIATRIC
EVALUATION.
INVESTIGATORS EVALUATION.
INVESTIGATORS
SAY HE HAS ALSO INVESTIGATORS
SAY HE HAS ALSO
THREATENED SAY HE HAS ALSO
THREATENED
HIKERS IN NORTH THREATENED
HIKERS IN NORTH
CAROLINA AND HIKERS IN NORTH
CAROLINA AND
TENNESSEE — CAROLINA AND
TENNESSEE —
RELEASING THIS TENNESSEE —
RELEASING THIS
PHOTO LAST RELEASING THIS
PHOTO LAST
MONTH. PHOTO LAST
MONTH.
10 NEWS MONTH.
10 NEWS
REPORTER 10 NEWS
REPORTER
KINDSEY KENNETT REPORTER
KINDSEY KENNETT
IS LIVE IN THE NEW KINDSEY KENNETT
IS LIVE IN THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY .. IS LIVE IN THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY ..
LINDSEY, WHAT RIVER VALLEY ..
LINDSEY, WHAT
ELSE CAN YOU TELL LINDSEY, WHAT
ELSE CAN YOU TELL
US ABOUT THIS ELSE CAN YOU TELL
US ABOUT THIS
ATTACK? US ABOUT THIS
ATTACK?
POLICE STILL WONT ATTACK?
POLICE STILL WONT
RELEASE THE NAME POLICE STILL WONT
RELEASE THE NAME
OF THE VICTIM.. RELEASE THE NAME
OF THE VICTIM..
BUT WE ARE OF THE VICTIM..
BUT WE ARE
LEARNING NEW BUT WE ARE
LEARNING NEW
DETAILS ABOUT LEARNING NEW
DETAILS ABOUT
HOW DEPUTIES DETAILS ABOUT
HOW DEPUTIES
TRACKED DOWN HOW DEPUTIES
TRACKED DOWN
JAMES JORDAN. TRACKED DOWN
JAMES JORDAN.
THE SAME JAMES JORDAN.
THE SAME
TACTICAL TEAM THE SAME
TACTICAL TEAM
THAT CAUGHT HIM TACTICAL TEAM
THAT CAUGHT HIM
AND FOUND THE THAT CAUGHT HIM
AND FOUND THE
VICTIM ON THE AND FOUND THE
VICTIM ON THE
TRAIL IN WYTHE VICTIM ON THE
TRAIL IN WYTHE
COUNTY.. TRAINED TRAIL IN WYTHE
COUNTY.. TRAINED
HERE TODAY IN THE COUNTY.. TRAINED
HERE TODAY IN THE
NEW RIVER VALLEY. HERE TODAY IN THE
NEW RIVER VALLEY.
THEY PREPARE FOR NEW RIVER VALLEY.
THEY PREPARE FOR
EMERGENCIES IN THEY PREPARE FOR
EMERGENCIES IN
RURAL AREAS.. EMERGENCIES IN
RURAL AREAS..
JUST LIKE THE RURAL AREAS..
JUST LIKE THE
APPALACHIAN JUST LIKE THE
APPALACHIAN
TRAIL. APPALACHIAN
TRAIL.
BUT THIS TRAIL.
BUT THIS
WEEKEND.. THAT BUT THIS
WEEKEND.. THAT
REMOTE TRAIL WEEKEND.. THAT
REMOTE TRAIL
MADE THIS MISSION REMOTE TRAIL
MADE THIS MISSION
TRICKY. MADE THIS MISSION
TRICKY.
NATS TRAINING TRICKY.
NATS TRAINING
THE WYTHE NATS TRAINING
THE WYTHE
COUNTY TACTICAL THE WYTHE
COUNTY TACTICAL
TEAM HAS TO BE COUNTY TACTICAL
TEAM HAS TO BE
READY FOR TEAM HAS TO BE
READY FOR
ANYTHING.. READY FOR
ANYTHING..
NATS TRAINING ANYTHING..
NATS TRAINING
SHOOTOUTS, NATS TRAINING
SHOOTOUTS,
STANDOFFS AND SHOOTOUTS,
STANDOFFS AND
THE CALL THAT STANDOFFS AND
THE CALL THAT
CAME IN EARLY THE CALL THAT
CAME IN EARLY
SATURDAY CAME IN EARLY
SATURDAY
MORNING. SATURDAY
MORNING.
A MAN WITH A MORNING.
A MAN WITH A
MACHETE A MAN WITH A
MACHETE
THREATENING MACHETE
THREATENING
HIKERS ON THE THREATENING
HIKERS ON THE
APPALACHIAN HIKERS ON THE
APPALACHIAN
TRAIL… AND APPALACHIAN
TRAIL… AND
POSSIBLE INJURIES. TRAIL… AND
POSSIBLE INJURIES.
ASST. TACT TEAM POSSIBLE INJURIES.
ASST. TACT TEAM
COMMANDER CHRIS ASST. TACT TEAM
COMMANDER CHRIS
COLEMAN SAYS COMMANDER CHRIS
COLEMAN SAYS
THEY USED GPS TO COLEMAN SAYS
THEY USED GPS TO
TRACK THE SOS THEY USED GPS TO
TRACK THE SOS
PING FROM THE TRACK THE SOS
PING FROM THE
VICTIM’S PHONE… PING FROM THE
VICTIM’S PHONE…
HIKING 4 MILES IN VICTIM’S PHONE…
HIKING 4 MILES IN
THE WOODS AT HIKING 4 MILES IN
THE WOODS AT
NIGHT TO GET THE WOODS AT
NIGHT TO GET
THERE. NIGHT TO GET
THERE.
CHRIS COLEMAN THERE.
CHRIS COLEMAN
“COMMUNICATION CHRIS COLEMAN
“COMMUNICATION
WAS HORRIBLE. “COMMUNICATION
WAS HORRIBLE.
CELL SERVICE. WAS HORRIBLE.
CELL SERVICE.
HIGHER WE GOT UP CELL SERVICE.
HIGHER WE GOT UP
ON THE RIDGES… HIGHER WE GOT UP
ON THE RIDGES…
SAME THING ON THE RIDGES…
SAME THING
SPOTTY.” SAME THING
SPOTTY.”
WHEN THE TEAM SPOTTY.”
WHEN THE TEAM
REACHED THE WHEN THE TEAM
REACHED THE REACHED THE TRAIL THEY FOUND TRAIL THEY FOUND
CAMPERS AND SAW TRAIL THEY FOUND
CAMPERS AND SAW
A DOG BELONGING CAMPERS AND SAW
A DOG BELONGING
TO THE SUSPECT, A DOG BELONGING
TO THE SUSPECT,
JAMES JORDAN. TO THE SUSPECT,
JAMES JORDAN.
JUST YARDS AWAY.. JAMES JORDAN.
JUST YARDS AWAY..
THEY FOUND JUST YARDS AWAY..
THEY FOUND
JORDAN WHEN HE THEY FOUND
JORDAN WHEN HE
YELLED OUT TO JORDAN WHEN HE
YELLED OUT TO
AUTHORITIES NOT YELLED OUT TO
AUTHORITIES NOT
TO SHOOT HIS PET. AUTHORITIES NOT
TO SHOOT HIS PET.
THE TEAM FOUND TO SHOOT HIS PET.
THE TEAM FOUND
THE MACHETE AND THE TEAM FOUND
THE MACHETE AND
THE VICTIM THE MACHETE AND
THE VICTIM
NEARBY. THE VICTIM
NEARBY.
COLEMAN “IT WAS A NEARBY.
COLEMAN “IT WAS A
GRUESOME SCENE. COLEMAN “IT WAS A
GRUESOME SCENE.
DEFINITELY OUT OF GRUESOME SCENE.
DEFINITELY OUT OF
A HORROR MOVIE.” DEFINITELY OUT OF
A HORROR MOVIE.”
SHERIFF A HORROR MOVIE.”
SHERIFF
“APPARENTLY HE SHERIFF
“APPARENTLY HE
HAD BEEN “APPARENTLY HE
HAD BEEN
DECEASED FOR HAD BEEN
DECEASED FOR
AWHILE” DECEASED FOR
AWHILE”
SHERIFF KEITH AWHILE”
SHERIFF KEITH
DUNAGAN LATER SHERIFF KEITH
DUNAGAN LATER
LEARNED HOW THE DUNAGAN LATER
LEARNED HOW THE
FEMALE VICTIM– LEARNED HOW THE
FEMALE VICTIM–
FROM NOVA SCOTIA FEMALE VICTIM–
FROM NOVA SCOTIA
— ESCAPED. FROM NOVA SCOTIA
— ESCAPED.
DUNAGAN “SHE — ESCAPED.
DUNAGAN “SHE
PLAYED DEAD.. AND DUNAGAN “SHE
PLAYED DEAD.. AND
TOOK HER CHANCE” PLAYED DEAD.. AND
TOOK HER CHANCE”
HER ESCAPE– EVEN TOOK HER CHANCE”
HER ESCAPE– EVEN
MORE TERRIFYING HER ESCAPE– EVEN
MORE TERRIFYING
WHEN SHE RAN MORE TERRIFYING
WHEN SHE RAN WHEN SHE RAN INTO 2 BEARS. INTO 2 BEARS.
DUNAGAN –“…SHE INTO 2 BEARS.
DUNAGAN –“…SHE
SCREAMED… AND DUNAGAN –“…SHE
SCREAMED… AND
RAN AWAY” SCREAMED… AND
RAN AWAY”
DESPITE THE RAN AWAY”
DESPITE THE
CHALLENGES…DUN DESPITE THE
CHALLENGES…DUN
AGAN AND THE CHALLENGES…DUN
AGAN AND THE AGAN AND THE DEPUTIES WERE DEPUTIES WERE
PROUD OF THE DEPUTIES WERE
PROUD OF THE
TEAM’S QUICK PROUD OF THE
TEAM’S QUICK
RESPONSE.. TEAM’S QUICK
RESPONSE..
“ESPECIALLY WITH RESPONSE..
“ESPECIALLY WITH
THE STRESS “ESPECIALLY WITH
THE STRESS
INVOLVED IN IT, IT THE STRESS
INVOLVED IN IT, IT
CAN BE INVOLVED IN IT, IT
CAN BE
OVERWHELMING AT CAN BE
OVERWHELMING AT
TIMES BUT WE TRY OVERWHELMING AT
TIMES BUT WE TRY
TO STAY PREPARED TIMES BUT WE TRY
TO STAY PREPARED
FOR THAT.” TO STAY PREPARED
FOR THAT.”
THE TACT TEAM IS FOR THAT.”
THE TACT TEAM IS
RECRUITING MORE THE TACT TEAM IS
RECRUITING MORE
MEMBERS AND RECRUITING MORE
MEMBERS AND
LOOKING TO BUY MEMBERS AND
LOOKING TO BUY LOOKING TO BUY MORE GPS MORE GPS
SYSTEMS AND 2- MORE GPS
SYSTEMS AND 2-
WAY RADIOS TO SYSTEMS AND 2-
WAY RADIOS TO
IMPROVE WAY RADIOS TO
IMPROVE
COMMUNICATION. IMPROVE
COMMUNICATION.
LIVE IN THE NEW COMMUNICATION.
LIVE IN THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY 10 LIVE IN THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY 10
NEWS WORKING RIVER VALLEY 10
NEWS WORKING
FOR YOU. NEWS WORKING
FOR YOU.
HIKERS ALL OVER FOR YOU.
HIKERS ALL OVER
OUR AREA ARE

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