Petition Closed
Petitioning Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Susan I. Baur and 1 other

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


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.


Letter to
Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Susan I. Baur
The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Mark S. Nelson
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Honorable Judge Stephen M. Warning, Honorable Judge Gary B. Bashor, Honorable Judge Michael H. Evans, Prosecutor Susan I. Baur and Sheriff Mark S. Nelson.

Justice for Jennifer Thomas and Jagger the Bulldog.

Jessie James Clark

I Respectfully Request the Court, to impose the Maximum Sentence and Penalty allowed by law, for every charge Jessie James Clark is found Guilty. I Respectfully Request the Court, to require Jessie James Clark to serve each sentence consecutively in prison. I Respectfully Request the Court, to ban Jessie James Clark from ever owning animals or having any contact with animals for the rest of his life.

Case Number for Defendant:
11-1-01099-3 Jessie James Clark -