Hiker Known as “Sovereign” Arrested and Charged with Murder

One person is dead another is injured after a man attacked them on the Appalachian Trail. It happened Friday and James Jordan was arrested Saturday on one count of Murder and another for Assault.

In April, Jordan, who goes by the name “Sovereign” was arrested in Unicoi County for Drug Possession and Criminal Impersonation. He was accused of threatening hikers with a machete. Jordan was put on probation and was ordered to pay fines.

Jordan is due in court in Virginia Monday afternoon.


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