Previously reported on criminal minded
COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WZTV) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released new information in a set of tragic events that unfolded near I-24 Sunday.
TBI representatives say Dangelo Dorsey held a couple hostage at gunpoint and took them to a McMinnville home, separated them, then executed 23-year-old Jordan Stevens in front of his wife. According to agents, he then forced the woman back into a vehicle traveling to the interstate, which led to a police chase with speeds reaching over 100 mph.
Dorsey ended up crashing the vehicle, which rolled over near mile marker 156 in Grundy County. That’s when the TBI says Dorsey shot and killed himself. The female hostage was found safe at the crash.
During the violent crime spree, law enforcement officials say Dorsey rear-ended the Ford Mustang in which Stevens and his wife were traveling. Believing it was just a fender-bender, they stopped and were taken hostage. According to the TBI, Dorsey had them drive him to their home where he switched vehicles to a blue Toyota Rav4. The TBI says Dorsey shot and killed Stevens in front of his wife, before dumping his body near mile marker 111 on I-24 in Coffee County.
Speaking to WTVC reporter Bliss Zechman, Jordan’s mother said he was on his way to church with his pregnant wife Aileen when they were taken hostage. His mother said Jordan begged the suspect not to hurt his wife and baby, but to take him instead.
“I want everyone to know Jordan died a hero,” Michelle Stevens told WTVC.
Aileen is still recovering at the hospital. Both she and the baby are expected to be OK.
Michelle also told WTVC that Jordan was hoping his wife would have a little girl. Doctors confirmed this morning that Aileen would be having a baby girl.
A GoFundMe has been started for the Stevens Family in their time of mourning. At least $12,000 has been raised in the memory of the Jordan, who was described as a loving husband, son, brother, and soon-to-be father. Click here if you would like to help.