Man accused of Jordan standoff faces attempted murder charges 03 May 12

Man accused of Jordan standoff faces attempted murder chargesAttempted murder charges have been filed against a Jordan man accused of shooting at law enforcement during a five-hour standoff last weekend.

Jacob Strayer, 24, was originally jailed on a second-degree assault charge, but Scott County authorities this week added four counts of first-degree attempted murder.

Strayer is accused of firing more than 30 rounds at officers during the standoff, which began Friday night when Strayer was kicked out of Brewer’s Bar in Jordan.

A SWAT team, bomb squad, and six different law enforcement agencies cornered Strayer at his parents’ home in Jordan into the early morning hours Saturday, before a negotiator was able to talk him into surrendering.

At the time of the incident, Strayer was on supervised release for a prior conviction of fleeing police, and was close to finishing his sentence for the offense.

If convicted of any of the four counts of attempted murder, he could face a maximum sentence of 20 years.