JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey issued the following statement after the Court granted his motion to remove Cape Girardeau Coroner Wavis Jordan from office for the duration of the quo warranto process.
“The judge has granted our preliminary order for quo warranto against Cape Girardeau Coroner Wavis Jordan. During the pendency of our case, Jordan will not be able to exercise any authority as the Coroner. We are moving forward undeterred in our quest to obtain justice for the victims in this case.”
Attorney General Bailey reminds the public that the charges against Jordan are allegations and, as in all criminal cases, the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.
General Bailey filed the petition for quo warranto against Jordan earlier today. It can be viewed here.
The alleged criminal charges against Wavis are still pending. They can be viewed here.