Cowlitz County Superior Court, Prosecutor's Office & Sheriff's Office: Justice for Jagger the Bulldog & His Owner
  • Petitioned Prosecutor Susan I. Baur

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Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office
Prosecutor Susan I. Baur
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Mark S. Nelson

Cowlitz County Superior Court, Prosecutor's Office & Sheriff's Office: Justice for Jagger the Bulldog & His Owner

    1. Jane Keller
    2. Petition by

      Jane Keller

      Chicago, IL

This petition is closed because the people mentioned in the petition have all been sentenced in this case. Thank you for your support.

A woman with a disability offered baby items to a couple in need. It is believed the couple intended to do a home invasion. When they realized more than one person was in the home and saw Jagger the bulldog defending his family, that plan changed. The boyfriend is named Johnny Lee Jordan, girlfriend is named Ivy Rose Svaleson and they stole her Bulldog Jagger. The owner was targeted because she was vulnerable. She was extorted for her prescribed pain medication needed to manage her disability, extorted for money for the safe return of  Jagger. It was implied in several news reports Jagger was a Service Animal to his owner. Jagger's paw was injured during the abduction. Mr. Jordan and Ms. Svaleson brought the dog to Jessie James Clark and he agreed to keep the dog. Ivy Rose Svaleson went into labor the same day Jagger was kidnapped and gave birth. When Jagger was being held captive by Jessie James Clark, Jagger never got medical attention for the injuries he sustained during his kidnapping. Jessie James Clark never contacted the police about Jagger and when he was questioned by police, he denied knowing anything about Jagger's disappearance or where Jagger was being held captive (Clark's residence). A picture of Jagger was sent via text to Jagger's owner. He was tied to such a short leash it appeared he could not lay down. A ransom was made of $1,000 and for all of  the woman's prescribed pain medication. When the woman was unable to meet the demands of the kidnappers they threatened to torture Jagger to death. Jagger was found dead on railroad tracks and a necropsy was conducted. Jagger had been tortured to death, his face removed, he was placed on the railroad tracks and his body was run over by a train.  

Mr. Clark and Mr. Jordan were arrested in early November in 2011. Ivy Rose Svaleson was arrested in January of 2012. Mr. Clark posted his $5,000 bond and disappeared around April 18, 2012. He had a Bench Warrant issued for his arrest but was apprehended by authorities around May 22, 2012. Clark had a Hearing scheduled on August 2, 2012 but failed to appear in Court. He was a fugitive again and his whereabouts were unknown for several days. He was taken into custody and was able to Bond out of Jail again. Mr. Clark was charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Extortion and Four counts of Bail Jumping. On March 1, 2013 a Jury convicted Jesse James Clark of 1st Degree Extortion, 1st Degree Possession of Stolen Property and Four Counts of Bail Jumping. Clark was Sentenced on March 7th, 2013. Jesse James Clark was Sentenced to 40 months in prison. This was considered almost the maximum allowed by law. Judge Michael H. Evans also said that when Clark is released from prison. He will not be allowed to own pets unless corrections officials say otherwise.Ivy Rose Svaleson posted a $3,000 bond in March 2012.  Ivy Rose Svaleson accepted a Plea Deal  and pleaded Guilty to First Degree Extortion.  She recieved a Jail Sentence of 9 Months and began her Sentence in June 2012. A Motion was granted by the Judge allowing Svaleson to finish her semester in school so her incarceration will not affect her financial aid. Mr. Jordan had a $20,000 Bond and has been incarcerated  since November 2011. Jordan accepted a plea deal and recieved 41 months in Jail. Mr. Jordan pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Extortion and Second Degree Theft.  On May 23, 2012 a Judge ordered Restitution in the amount of  $2,687.28 be paid to Jagger's family. The Restitution is equally divided among Johnny Lee Jordan, Ivy Rose Svaleson and Jessie James Clark. 

The people arrested are not being fully charged for the horrific crimes they committed. Everything reported on this case reveal details of Animal Cruelty,Theft, Hate Crime (against a person with a disability), Conspiracy, Tampering with Evidence, and Service Animal Statutes were violated under Washington State Law. None of these charges have been investigated by Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark S. Nelson; included in the Criminal Complaint, or considered by The Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office, Prosecutor Susan I. Baur. What happened to Jagger and his owner is not being taken seriously. Jesse James Clark, Ivy Rose Svaleson and Johnny Lee Jordan must be held accountable for all of the State Statutes they violated. Johnny Lee Jordan and Ivy Rose Svaleson should be banned from owning or having contact with animals for the rest of their lives. 

 

UPDATE: Jessie James Clark Sentenced

Jesse James Clark was sentenced on March 7th, 2013 by Hon. Michael H. Evans. Jesse James Clark was Sentenced today to 40 months in prison. This was considered almost the maximum allowed by law. Judge Michael H. Evans also said that when Clark is released from prison. He will not be allowed to own pets unless corrections officials say otherwise.

UPDATE: Ivy Rose Svaleson Sentenced

Ivy Rose Svaleson was sentenced to 9 Months in Jail after accepting a Plea Deal. She agreed to plead Guilty to First Degree Extortion with the understanding the Prosecutor recommend 6- 9 Months of incarceration. Ivy Rose Svaleson requested she serve her sentence after she completes her semester in school, so her financial aid is not affected. The request was granted by the Judge.The Petition was mentioned by the Judge during her Sentencing Hearing. The Judge stated the Petition showed people from around the world were outraged by the actions of Ivy Rose Svaleson. He said he took the Petition into consideration.

UPDATE: Johnny Lee Jordan Sentenced

On March 30, 2012 Johnny Lee Jordan was sentenced to 41 months in the Cowlitz County Jail. This was the maximum allowed under the law. He accepted a Plea Deal to Conspiracy to Commit Extortion and Second Degree Theft. According to observers in the Courtroom he showed no emotion during the Hearing. His girlfriend Ivy Rose Svaleson was seen laughing and smiling in the Courtroom Gallery. He did request he serve his time in State Prison rather than Jail. The request was denied by Judge Evans. Johnny Lee Jordan has a Restitution Hearing on 05/11/12. 

Judges presiding over the cases: (Hon. Michael H. Evans), (Hon.Gary B. Bashor).

Cowlitz County Superior Court 

Hall of Justice-312 SW First Avenue-Kelso, WA 98626

Phone 360-577-3085

Fax 360-414-5506

TTY 800-883-6388 or 711

 

 Here are the names, corresponding case numbers and assigned Judges for each of the Defendants:

11-1-01102-7  Johnny Lee Jordan - Judge Evans
11-1-01099-3  Jessie James Clark - Judge Evans
12-1-00044-9  Ivy Rose Svaleson - Judge Basher

This petition is closed because the people mentioned in the petition have all been sentenced in this case. Thank you for your support.

 

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      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer
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    2. Ivy Rose Svaleson

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      On July 5, 2012, a Judge granted a Motion allowing Ivy Rose Svaleson to participate in a work crew outside the Cowlitz County Jail. So far she has been granted a Motion to start her sentence after her semester of school is finished so it would not affect her financial aid. The Judge who sentenced her is quoted as saying "Lets prevent another tragedy here" and gave her a very lenient sentence. Now, she is able to work outside of the jail to work off her sentence.

    3. Jessie James Clark

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Jessie James Clark failed to appear for a Hearing on August 2, 2012. His Trial was supposed to start August 6, 2012. He is a fugitive for the second time and his whereabouts are unknown.

    4. Restitution for Jagger's murder

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Restitution has been ordered by the court for Jagger being murdered. Judge Evans ruled that; Johnny Lee Jordan, Ivy Rose Svaleson and Jessie James Clark (when convicted), will each pay a portion of $2,687.28 to Jagger's family.

    5. Jessie James Clark

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Jessie James Clark is currently incarcerated in the Cowlitz County Jail. He has been charged with Violating an Order of Protection due to his choice of becoming a fugitive for one month. He has a $7000 Bond for what happened to Jagger and a $1,000 Bond for previously being a fugitive. Clark has a Court Appearence on 05/29/12.

    6. Jessie James Clark

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Jessie James Clark is in Custody. He is currently incarcerated in the Cowlitz County Jail. I will post more information as it becomes available.

    7. Jagger-kidnapping accomplice takes plea

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Video of Ivy Rose Svaleson's Arraignment in January 2012.

    8. Ivy Rose Svaleson

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Ivy Rose Svaleson was sentenced to 9 Months in Jail after accepting a Plea Deal. She agreed to plead Guilty to First Degree Extortion with the understanding the Prosecutor recommend 6- 9 Months of incarceration. Ivy Rose Svaleson requested she serve her sentence after she completes her semester in school, so her financial aid is not affected. The request was granted by the Judge.The Petition was mentioned by the Judge during her Sentencing Hearing. I will post more details as they become available.

    9. Jessie James Clark has a Warrant for His Arrest .

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      According to Online Records Jessie James Clark was a NO SHOW for his Hearing in Cowlitz County Superior Court, 04/19/12. A Bench warrant has been issued for his arrest. I have no further information at this time.

    10. Ivy Rose Svaleson

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Ivy Rose Svaleson accepted a Plea Deal and pleaded Guilty to First Degree Extortion. The Theft Charge was dropped as a result of the Plea Deal. She will be sentenced on April 24,2012.

    11. We have reached 3,000 signatures!

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      You are all amazing! Thank you!

    12. Reached 3,000 signatures
    13. 1st Jagger Plea

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you KLOG 1490 AM for consistently reporting on what happened to Jagger the Bulldog and his Owner.

    14. Johnny Lee Jordan and Petition Letter Modification

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,
      Since Johnny Lee Jordan's Guilty Plea and sentencing on 03/30/12 I needed to revise the Petition letter. It does address Jordan but no longer in matters of sentencing or penalty. I did request Jordan pay the maximum in Restitution. Since that is the next Court Proceeding for him in this case. Thank you all for your support.

    15. Man involved in notorious stolen dog case sentenced for theft, extortion

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Daily News Writer Leslie Slape has faithfully reported on Jagger from the beginning. I thank her for keeping her word in keeping the public informed about this Case.

    16. Video News Report of Johnny Lee Jordan Sentencing

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Emotional statements made by Jagger's owner in Court. Such a poised and strong person. Thank you Mike Donahue and KOIN News for reporting on this Case.

    17. RIP Jagger the Bulldog Facebook Page

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Please join the RIP Jagger the Bulldog Facebook Page. It provides support, updates, opportunity to comment and much more.

    18. Article on the Johnny Lee Jordan Sentencing and This Petition.

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Mike Donahue for the article on KOIN.

    19. Reached 2,500 signatures
    20. UPDATE: Johnny Lee Jordan Sentenced:

      Jane Keller
      Petition Organizer

      On March 30, 2012 Johnny Lee Jordan was sentenced to 41 months in the Cowlitz County Jail. There should be a news report on 03/30/12 at 6:00pm and/or 10:00pm Pacific time. Here is the link to the News Station Website:

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    • Heather Rosier RICHMOND, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      Because animals and pets have feelings they feel pain. Pets are like our family and should be treated as such. This is a cruel behavior and can led to someone becoming a serial killer.

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    • linda true CLACKAMAS, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Animals should not be abused.

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    • Melissa Parlee VANCOUVER, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Animals cannot defend themselves. I put this in the same category as hurting children or the elderly. Also, we know that people who are capable of doing such crimes are more than likely to commit horrible crimes against people. These criminals need to be under watch in prison, or in a mental health facility. They are too dangerous to be out on our streets.

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    • denise hansen PORTLAND, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      I am haunted by what that poor dog went through. The news speaks of "Jagger" as the woman's property, but he was a living breathing, feeling sentient being who only wanted to live and to be loved. He was more than just property and we as society need to start recognizing this. All responsible parties should receive life as far as I am concerned.

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    • Theresa Greene COLTON, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      Too many animals are abused with the owners getting off too lightly.

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