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Orr man jailed on domestic assault charges

David Colburn
Posted 11/2/23

ORR- A 26-year-old Orr man has been charged with multiple counts of felony domestic assault and is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail while awaiting a bail hearing. Jordan Gene Cly, …

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Orr man jailed on domestic assault charges


ORR- A 26-year-old Orr man has been charged with multiple counts of felony domestic assault and is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail while awaiting a bail hearing.
Jordan Gene Cly, whose address is listed as 5671 Indian Point Rd., Orr, is facing one count of domestic assault by strangulation, a felony, and a second count of felony domestic assault for an altercation that allegedly occurred on or around Oct. 15 in Mt. Iron. Cly has also been charged with violating probation related to a prior incident of domestic assault. If convicted of both felony charges, Cly could face maximum penalties of eight years in prison and $15,000 in fines.
The probable cause statement identifies the victim only by the initials KRS, a woman who is apparently the mother of Cly’s child. She reported the alleged incident to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office on Oct. 17 while a patient at Essentia Health in Virginia.
According to the complaint, Cly visited KRS at the Raintree Apartments in Mt. Iron on Oct. 15. During that visit Cly “expressed his desire for KRS to be more than the mother of his child.” When KRS indicated she did not want that, Cly allegedly used her cell phone to slap the side of her face, then took her to the floor and put pressure on her neck. This caused KRS to urinate and her vision to start going black, she reported, and she also suffered a cut to her hand. Cly allegedly threatened to harm KRS’s brothers if they came looking for him.
The report states that Cly drove KRS to the hospital, but pulled her back in the car and drove away when she said she would tell what happened to her. After driving several places Cly brought her back to the hospital, at which time she was seen by hospital staff but did not report the assault. She returned to the hospital on Oct. 17 because the cut on her hand had become infected and reported the assault at that time.
The deputy taking the report observed multiple marks and bruises around the sides of KRS’s neck and a bruise and mark next to her right eye.
The report further notes that in April of this year Cly was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault and misdemeanor violation of a domestic abuse/no contact order. KRS told the deputy that the Oct. 15 incident was the fifth time Cly had assaulted her and that “he intimidates or threatens her all the time.”
The offense resulting in a conviction for misdemeanor domestic assault occurred in June 2022 at the same location. Two sheriff’s deputies responded to that incident.
One deputy observed a mark on KRS’s leg and more marks on her ear from being hit. Cly told the other deputy that he had slapped KRS on the leg one time with an open hand and denied there had been any other physical contact. Cly told the deputy that he had “anger management issues.” Cly was arrested for fifth-degree domestic assault and taken to the jail in Virginia.
Tate Jordan Cly, who is listed as living at the same Indian Point address as Jordan Cly, was charged in September with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and second-degree threats of violence with reckless disregard of risk for an alleged knife attack in Ely in which one man was wounded.
Domestic abuse
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately one in three women experience domestic violence, and 50 percent of women seen in emergency departments report a history of abuse. Approximately 40 percent of women killed by their abuser sought help in the two years prior to their deaths.