Jordan sentenced on weapons charge, awaits manslaughter trial

Courtesy photo/GCSO Adrian Jordan

A Globe man accused in a May 31, 2021 fatal shooting in Miami will serve eight years in prison for misconduct involving weapons, with a manslaughter trial still in the works.

Adrian Jordan, 27, originally faced trials on both charges, related to the shooting death of Jonathan Licano, 43. On the night of May 31, 2021, Miami Police responded to 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired and found Licano deceased on Adonis Avenue. On June 4, 2021 Jordan was arrested and booked on  second degree murder and prohibited possessor charges. That August he was taken into custody in Gila Superior Court on a bench warrant for manslaughter, a class 2 dangerous felony, “on or about May 31, 2021.”

On July 11, 2022 a plea agreement was reached on the weapons charge, stipulating that Jordan will serve an eight-year mitigated sentence in the Arizona Department of Corrections. The sentence was imposed on August 8 by Gila County Superior Court Judge Bryan Chambers, in a Globe courtroom. Jordan waived his right to a presentence report, and offered apologies to the victim’s family. His manslaughter trial is yet to come; a pretrial conference is scheduled for Sept. 6, 2022.


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