An ambulance technician wanted by police on allegations he improperly touched a female patient has turned himself in.
Jason A. Jordan, 27, formerly of Terre Haute, turned himself in to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department about 1 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release issued by the Indiana State Police.
Jordan is accused of improperly touching a female patient during an ambulance ride from Brazil to Indianapolis on July 12. He is also accused of sending photographs stored on the patient’s cell phone to another cell phone without the patient’s permission.
A State Police investigation determined the alleged incidents took place while the ambulance was in Putnam County. As a result, Putnam County authorities issued a warrant for Jordan’s arrest last week. At that time, the ambulance technician could not be located and State Police believed he may have fled the state.
It is still unclear where Jordan was immediately after the warrant was issued and the State Police are not releasing any information at this time as to his whereabouts during the past few days.
Jordan is accused of improperly touching a woman who was being taken by ambulance from St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for an undisclosed medical condition. The woman made a formal complaint to Indianapolis police after arriving at the hospital in Indianapolis.
Jordan was in the Putnam County jail Thursday, being held without bail. He is accused of sexual battery and theft, both class-D felonies.
The Indiana State Police were assisted in this case by the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force, according to the ISP news release.
At the time of the alleged incidents, Jordan was employed as an emergency medical technician for Trans-Care ambulance service out of Terre Haute. Soon after allegations against Jordan came to light, Trans-Care issued a statement saying he had been removed from all scheduled work involving patient care.
Officials at Trans-Care could not be reached Thursday to comment on Jordan’s employment status. In an interview last week, a State Police spokesman called this an isolated incident and emphasized that Trans-Care was not being targeted by their investigation.
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