[Update:  We've added complete transcripts of the call recordings]

Following up on our story earlier today about the domestic violence situation at State Senator Kris Jordan’s residence. We published the redacted incident report.  We also received audio files.

Following are 911 recordings we received from the Delaware County Sheriff’s office based on our public records request.  The audio came to us in 3 files.  This was mostly due to Melissa hanging up the first time and 911 having to call back.  The second and third audio clips overlap somewhat.  We’ve redacted parts of the audio mentioning the address of the Jordans, which explains any jumps you may hear. We think the call recordings provides necessary context in understanding the situation fully. It’s clear to us that there was a serious incident in the home and Kris became physical with his wife. It also seems clear that this isn’t the first time this has happened and she reached a breaking point in making the call. As the call goes on, you can sense the pressure she is under to do some clean up of the situation. She almost wishes it away and starts to realize the full implications of having made the call.

The Dispatch has now picked up the story as well.

911 Audio clip 1

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911 Operator:  911, where’s your emergency?

Melissa:  Delaware County…um…

911 Operator:  What address?

[Address information redacted]

911 Operator:  Okay.  And what’s your name?

[CALL ENDED]

911 Audio clip 2

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Melissa:  Hello

911 Operator:  This is Delaware County 911 calling back

Melissa: Please get here

[Address information redacted]

911 Operator:  Okay, what’s your name?

Melissa:  Melissa

911 Operator:  And what – you’re from ****.  What’s going on there?

Melissa:  Just, just please get somebody here

911 Operator:  Okay, I need to know what’s going on so I need to know who to send.  Are you having a domestic?

Melissa:  My husband, please.

911 Operator:  Are you’re having a domestic?

Melissa:  I just need someone to come **** right now

911 Operator:  Are you having a domestic dispute?

Melissa:  I don’t know.  I don’t know

911 Operator:  Is anybody fighting?

Melissa:  No

911 Operator:  Do you need police, fire or medical?  Do you need police?

Melissa:  We don’t need anything

911 Operator:  Okay, I know you do.  Just say yes or no.  Do you need the police there…to help you out?

Melissa:  No

911 Operator:  Do you need a medic?

Melissa:  No

911 Operator:  Do you need the fire department?  Melissa?

Melissa:  I need police, I need police here

911 Operator:  Police, okay, stay on the line I’m going to transfer you to the Sheriff’s office.  Just a moment.  Do not hang up, okay?

Melissa:  ****

Sheriff’s Office:  Sheriff’s Office.  Thank you.

911 Operator:  I have Melissa on the line.  She’s at [Address information redacted]

Sheriff’s Office:  Yes, what’s going on there Melissa?

Melissa:  I just need somebody to come here please

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, what’s going on there?

Melissa:  I just need somebody

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay.  Is your husband beside you?

Melissa:  Yes. We’re all right.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay

Melissa:  We’re all right

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, does he know you’re on the phone with the police?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay.  Is his first name Kris?

Melissa:  Yes. We’re all right.

911 Audio clip 3

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Sheriff’s Office:  Okay.  Is your husband beside you?

Melissa:  Yes. We’re all right.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay

Melissa:  We’re all right

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, does he know you’re on the phone with the police?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay.  Is his first name Kris?

Melissa:  Yes. We’re all right.

Sheriff’s Office:  Who is…was going?  Okay, are you alone in the house with him?

Melissa:  No Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  You are?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, are there any weapons?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  A gun?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, is there a knife as well?

Melissa:  We’re all…[muffled] are you gonna?…

Sheriff’s Office:  Is the gun out?

Melissa:  Uh…yes he’s mad…he’s messed up.  I don’t want anybody here.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay well you called 911 so we’re gonna come respond.

Melissa:  Okay, I don’t know how to handle it.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, it’s okay.  I just need to know for our officer’s safety as well.  Is there a gun that is out?

Melissa:  Yes, but I don’t know how to handle it once they get here and once – I don’t know what to do.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, it’s okay.  Okay, so is he holding the gun?

Melissa: No.  No.  No.

Sheriff’s Office:  No, where is it.

Melissa:  In the living room now.  He’s gonna flip his shit.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, do you need a medic for any reason?

Melissa:  No

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay was it just physical or was it verbal?

Melissa:  Um.  just a second.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay

[Background talking]

Sheriff’s Office:  Melissa?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  It is your husband, is that correct?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay am I on speakerphone at all?

Melissa:  No

[Background talking]

Melissa:  Can you hold on just a second please.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, is there more than one person.  Okay are there any kids in the residence?

Melissa:  No I don’t want, I don’t want any response now.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, we’re coming because you called us.  Is your last name Jordan?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Is it your husband that’s beside you now?

Melissa:  He just walked out of the house.

Sheriff’s Office:  Your husband did?

Melissa:  Yes

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, so is anybody else around you?

Melissa:  No, I don’t know what to do.

Sheriff’s Office:  It’s okay. It’s all right.

Melissa:  This is the first time I ever called you.  He’s done this a lot.  I can’t put up with it anymore.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, we just wanted to make sure that there is not – where’s the weapon at?  Is it locked up or does he have it on him.

Melissa:  I don’t think he has it on him.  He took it off.

Sheriff’s Office:  He took it off where?

Melissa:  In, it’s in here.

Sheriff’s Office:  With you?

Melissa:  It’s right here.  I see it.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay

[Background talking]

Sheriff’s Office:  [Inaudible]

Melissa:  He’s walking away, he’s had some drinks, he was pushing me around, throwing stuff.  Because I called you he wants; he says it’s over, so.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, we were just trying to make sure that nobody invaded your home and was trying to hold you captive.

Melissa:  No

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay?  Okay well I’m going to keep you on the phone.  Is he trying to leave in a vehicle?

Melissa:  No

Sheriff’s Office:  Is he just going to wait outside for us?

Melissa:  No

Sheriff’s Office:  Is he going to leave on foot?

Melissa:  No.  Here.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, do we have any idea where – do you have any idea where Kris is at?

Melissa:  Here

Sheriff’s Office:  With you?

Melissa:  Yes

[Background talking]

Melissa:  He’s already back inside the house.

Sheriff’s Office:  Is he staying beside you?

Melissa:  No, he’s in the living room.  I made a mistake.  I don’t want to go through with this anymore.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, well I mean we’re responding because you called us because there was something going on.  We can’t just cancel our response.

Melissa:  Can you please just cancel it?

Sheriff’s Office:  I just need to know where the gun is?

Melissa:  Well we have several ma’am.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, did he threaten you with a gun?

Melissa:  No.  He was pushing me around.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay.  Why was the gun out?

Melissa:  We have guns.  I mean I have my CCW; he has his CCW.

Sheriff’s Office:  So it was just laying around?

Melissa:  Yes.  He just took it out of his pocket.  I really don’t…

Sheriff’s Office:  I’m sorry.  He just took it where?

Melissa:  He took it out of his pocket and laid it in the other room.  It’s not on him right now.  He’s going to flip out.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, well we just want to make sure he doesn’t start doing anything with that gun.

Melissa:  He won’t.

Sheriff’s Office:  What part of the house is he in?

Melissa:  Living room.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, what part of the house are you in?

Melissa:  Living room.

Sheriff’s Office:  Is it in the living room with you?

Melissa:  No

Sheriff’s Office:  What room is it in?

[Background Talking]

Sheriff’s Office:  What room is the gun in?

Melissa:  The office.

Sheriff’s Office:  The office.

Melissa:  Yeah, if I don’t file anything, nothing happens right?

Sheriff’s Office:  You’ll have to talk to the deputies when they get out there.

[Background talking]

Melissa:  I just want to cancel.  Ma’am just cancel it.

Sheriff’s Office:  I understand.  But they have to respond because it was a 911 call.  We just need to at least make contact with you both and make sure you’re okay.

[Background talking]

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay is he still in the living room with you?

Melissa:  No, he’s picking up his mess now.

Sheriff’s Office:  I’m sorry.  He’s picking up a mess?

Melissa:  He’s picking up the mess that he caused.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay. What room is that in?

Melissa:  The hallway.  I guarantee he’s not going to do anything.  I promise you that.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, we just need to make sure for their safety as well as yours.

Melissa:  I’m going to throw up.  I don’t know what to do.

Sheriff’s Office:  It’s okay.

Melissa:  I made a mistake calling; didn’t need to call.

Sheriff’s Office:  He’s in the hallway.  Does he want her to come to the door?  Is someone knocking at the door because we have two on scene?  I’ll let you go if you’re with them.  They’re gonna…

Melissa:  They’re not here.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay.  They might just be waiting.  So I’ll keep you on the phone until they give me instruction to you.

Melissa:  They’re here.

Sheriff’s Office:  Okay, I’ll let you go.  Okay, thank you.

Melissa:  Okay. Thank you.

Sheriff’s Office:  Bye

Evangelize!
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  • Anonymous

    Obvious distress from the caller, at one point (first recording) you hear a male voice say “hang up the phone” I believe… sad. 

  • http://twitter.com/paulackerman Paul Ackerman

    You missed an address in the second clip

  • First_lady_luvs

    She was clearly distraught and afraid.

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    thanks.  fixed.

  • http://www.customessays.co.uk/dissertation.php dissertation

    Thanks for the audio

  • Annekarina

    oh!  Speechless.  Guns in the home.  He’s been drinking.  He’s abusive and she is frightened to near death.  He is a beast, not a lawmaker.  No wonder women and middle class are being pushed around in this state.  These people are under such pressure apparently some of them cannot keep their homelife in good state.  Forgot Ohio.  Mr. Jordon, your WIFE is not something for you to push around.  And if this job is too hot for you, get out of that kitchen.  If you cannot do the proper thing, the people will help you.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CW2J65B3NDO5CJIMRP4FYJMPSU Adrienne

    Thanks Eric.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carrie-Preston/100000765994211 Carrie Preston

    And this is what we want to help run our state. God save us all!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/dcviper985 David Corey

    So, I guess I missed something somewhere – did the Delaware Sheriffs respond, and is there an incident report anywhere?

  • http://www.plunderbund.com Eric

    Yes they did. We posted the incident report in our first post:

    http://www.plunderbund.com/2011/07/19/exclusive-senator-kris-jordan-being-investigated-for-fourth-degree-domestic-violence/

    No other information other than the 911 recordings and incident report were made available due to an open investigation into the incident.

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t understand why charges weren’t filed.  Am I wrong in believing that Ohio has a law in place, specifically for domestic violence cases, that required the filing of a charge?

  • dlw

    In my world “any other couple having an argument” does not result in a frightened call to 911. Nor does a “miscommunication” between spouses. If that is the world you inhabit, then I am sad for you.

    The only thing more despicable than a man who abuses his wife is all of his (and her and their) friends who turn a blind eye or, worse, defend him in the face of clear evidence.

    This is worse than getting caught driving under the influence with a hooker riding shotgun… so when can we expect Jordan’s resignation?

  • Ann V.

    That audio admittedly doesn’t prove he is guilty, but I felt anxious listening to Melissa. She sounds fearful. Whether or not he was threatening her that night or not, something has caused her to be afraid of him.  And that isn’t right.

  • Mmintus1

    Does he care deeply about his wife?

  • Concerned Female

    Yeah – he may care deeply about the State – but not the women who inhabit it.

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