Minutemen Leader Faces Stalking Charges

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Update: On October 8, 2014, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office dropped stalking charges against Aaron Jordan.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The vigilante who wants to fight crime in the French Quarter, then arrested for stalking, was in court Friday.

A rollercoaster week for Aaron Jordan, who’s spearheading the idea to provide armed escorts to people who work in the Quarter.

Jordan began the week with a press conference, presenting to media his plan to protect people with escorts packing heat.

But the next day it was learned a warrant had been issued for his arrest on stalking charges after a woman claimed the Jordan repeatedly harassed her.

Jordan was suddenly a wanted man.

The NOPD says he agreed to turn himself in Wednesday.

He waited until Thursday, then was booked into Orleans Parish Prison.

Also unearthed, a trespassing conviction from four years ago.

Jordan was in court Friday where a judge in closed chambers, separate from other inmates, set his bond at $25,000.

There’s been no word from either Jordan or his attorney if the gun toting minutemen campaign will still move forward, in light of the criminal circumstances their leader is facing.