SIGOURNEY — A school was locked down Friday as authorities attempted to apprehend an Oskaloosa man they said was wanted.

Justin Jordan, 34, of Oskaloosa, was taken into custody for a Mahaska County warrant for first-degree burglary. Jordan was taken into custody on Friday after a standoff with law enforcement at a home in Sigourney. He was also charged with domestic abuse assault and obstructing emergency communications.

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the Oskaloosa Police Department were attempting to locate Jordan. Those deputies noticed his vehicle in the driveway of a Sigourney residents and later confirmed he was inside the home.

The residence was near the Sigourney Elementary School, which prompted a lockdown until the incident was resolved. The lockdown was lifted just before 5 p.m. on Friday, when students were released to go home.

Jordan was treated for a self-inflicted injury. No other injuries were reported.

Oskaloosa Police requested a warrant after a female reported that Jordan had entered her residence by kicking down the door and said he was going to kill her, according to court documents. Officers say the victim fled and ran from Jordan, but he had caught up to her and threw her to the ground. Police say Jordan assaulted the victim until a neighbor intervened with a baseball bat.

Jordan is on probation for a third-degree sexual abuse case, and police said they found his ankle tracker had been cut off south of Oskaloosa. He is being held on $25,000 cash bond.

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Sigourney Police Department and Keokuk County Ambulance.

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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