The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 21, 2013

Bond set at $25,000: No charges filed in death of man

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Charges have not yet been filed against a woman arrested late last week after backing over her boyfriend with a pickup.

 Jonna M. Jordan, 18, was arrested Nov. 15 on complaints of vehicular manslaughter and placing bodily fluids upon an officer, but official charges had not been filed as of 5 p.m. Thursday. She is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Emergency responders took a 10:49 p.m. 911 call Nov. 15 to a medical emergency at 222 E. Wabash.

Enid Police Department officers, Enid Fire Department firefighters and Life EMS personnel arrived to find a man lying in the driveway unconscious, with apparent head and body injuries.

The man was identified as 44-year-old Orlando Lenard Rutledge. Responders attempted to revive Rutledge, but he died at the scene.

During the preliminary investigation, it was determined Rutledge had been in an argument with his girlfriend, Jordan. As Jordan was leaving the residence in a pickup parked in the driveway, she had backed up in a fast manner and ran over Rutledge, causing major head and torso injuries.

Jordan was arrested at the scene and later booked into the Garfield County Detention Center on complaints of vehicular manslaughter and assault and battery on an officer with bodily fluids.

Rutledge was transported to Oklahoma City to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Services for Rutledge are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Progressive Baptist Church in Enid.