Man who shot father in trouble again

Accused of holding girlfriend prisoner
Feb. 07, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

Less than two weeks after being accused of firing a rifle at his girlfriend, Jordan Daniel Newman was back in jail on charges related to another agument with her.

Newman, 29, is accused of barricading the door of his mobile home at 1559 Slope Terrace on Jan. 27 to prevent Tasha Nicole Moretz from leaving, a warrant filed with the Caldwell County Clerk of Court stated. He was charged Thursday with second-degree kidnapping, a felony.

Less than a week before that incident, on Jan. 21, Newman was accused of firing a round from a Marlin .22-caliber rifle at Moretz’s head, kicking her in the chest and striking her face with the back of his hand. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female. Newman was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a small amount of marijuana and some rolling papers deputies said they found in his possession.

Newman has not been charged in the death of his father, Ora David Newman, 53, who was shot outside Jordan Newman’s home about 11 p.m. Jan. 5. Jordan Newman admitted to deputies that night that he shot his father, according to a search warrant document returned to the Caldwell Clerk of Court’s office, but his mother, Patsy Newman, has said that the shooting was in self-defense. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office has said that the investigation will be turned over to the district attorney’s office to determine whether any charges should be filed.

Newman also was charged this week with second-degree trespassing, but it was not clear Thursday what that charge stemmed from. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday on the most recent charges.