ABC: Chilling new details have emerged detailing how a Massachusetts man allegedly attacked a pair of hikers with a machete on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, killing one and severely injuring the other. James L. Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was arrested early Saturday following the deadly attack in Wythe County, Virginia, that a federal prosecutor described Sunday as “senseless and brutal.”
On Friday, Jordan allegedly approached four hikers near the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday at the U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Virginia. Jordan was known to the hikers, who had previously seen on social media that he allegedly threatened hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi County, Tennessee in April, according to the probable cause statement. Jordan was acting “disturbed and unstable” and was playing his guitar and singing when he approached the group, the complaint states.
Later Friday evening, the group made camp near Wythe County, Virginia, within the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, when Jordan allegedly began approaching the hikers’ tents, making noises and threatening to kill them, according to the probable cause statement. Through the tents, Jordan allegedly threatened to pour gasoline on them and “burn them to death,” prompting the hikers to pack up and leave.
Jordan then allegedly tried to approach the hikers with a knife as they tried to leave the campsite, the complaint states. Two of the hikers chased him away, but Jordan allegedly returned and began stabbing the male victim in the upper body after they began arguing, the complaint states. The female victim ran away after watching the first victim fall to the ground, but Jordan caught up to her as she began to tire, according to the court documents. She then turned to face Jordan, raising her hands “as if to surrender,” and Jordan allegedly stabbed her multiple times. She then fell to the ground and played dead, and Jordan “left to find his dog,” the complaint states.
Once Jordan was gone, the victim ran down the trail and ran into two hikers, who assisted her for the next six miles into Smyth County, Virginia, where they called 911, according to the court documents.
This is obviously tragic as hell. The worst kind of murders are the ones where the murderer is so bat shit insane that they don’t know what’s going on because you can’t hate them like you would a regular murderer. If you called this guy a piece of shit to his face he’d ask if you were the pizza delivery guy, and that hardly quenches our thirst for justice. He’s also a schizo who was voluntarily off his meds, and by the looks of his wide open Facebook page he has plenty of friends who are pretending to be surprised by this turn of events.
This was his last post:
This was around the time he was harassing other hikers with knives and getting arrested and released for it. And instead of telling him to cut the shit his fuck knuckle hippie friends fed into it by liking and commenting. This Jack Kerouac on smack was walking all over the the south looking to stab people for months now.
And on April 17 he told his friends and followers that he was looking for a “crew sovereign cartel” that would be “shutting down folks that deserve it.”
These “sovereign citizens” are a real danger to society. They think the law doesn’t apply to them, which makes them capable of pretty much anything, including murder. If you declare yourself a sovereign citizen we should treat you like an invading and hostile combatant and hang you on the spot. Either that or give you free healthcare and in-state tuition. Depends who’s running the country at the time.
Of course none of his friends thought to alert the authorities that a dangerous lunatic who clearly lacks the capacity to think rationally was trying to recruit people to hack up innocent people who he believes “deserved” it. This is why I will always hate hippies with a burning passion. They’re just lazy wastes of space who don’t wanna get jobs and think only of themselves.
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