On May 15, 2018, Kevin Jordan of Mt. Pocono was arrested without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force and turned over to Detectives from the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office. Jordan is the fourth defendant to be charged in the home invasion Robbery and Homicide in Gouldsboro, Lehigh Township, Wayne County, PA on December 8, 2017.
Kathleen Martin, Senior Deputy District Attorney, states that “On December 8, 2017 Joseph Keith Stengline Sr. was beaten and stomped to death by the four individuals who entered the home to rob and assault the home’s occupants. The elder Stengline was kicked repeatedly, causing a skull fracture and subdural hematoma. He died five (5) days later in the hospital. The three other homicide defendants, Coneil “Murda” Moore, Lewis “Ricky” Tucker, and Darian Daniels have each had their preliminary hearings and have been bound over on all charges for trial. Currently, they are all facing charges of First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Aggravated Assault, three (3) counts of Simple Assault, and Conspiracy to commit each of those crimes”.
District Attorney Patrick L. Robinson thanks the Wayne County Detectives, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office for their diligent efforts in locating and arresting Kevin Jordan.
Magistrate Linus H. Myers arraigned Jordan on all charges including Homicide and remanded Jordan to the Wayne County Correctional Facility. Jordan is being held without bail. The next court appearance of this matter is May 23, 2018 in the Wayne County Courthouse.
The filing of criminal charges in not evidence of guilt but simply a description of the charge made by the Commonwealth against a defendant. A charged defendant is presumed innocent until a jury returns a unanimous finding that the Commonwealth has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt or until the defendant enters a guilty plea to the charges.