A Uniontown man allegedly offered state police troopers $20,000 to drop a DUI case against him, and then threatened to send the Pagans motorcycle gang after their families.
Christian Hawk Lynn-Jordan, 24, of Ben Lomond Avenue is jailed in Fayette County Prison, unable to post $20,000 bail. He was charged with bribery – a felony – and misdemeanor counts of DUI, terroristic threats, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of resisting arrest.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in his case, state police were called to the Lowe’s parking lot at about 10 a.m. Wednesday for a welfare check on a man passed out in his vehicle. When police arrived, he was outside of his car talking to EMS. Police said he was “extremely agitated” and “kept yelling and cursing.” A metal smoking device fell out of Lynn-Jordan’s pocket as police approached him, according to court documents.
Inside the car, police found a hard white substance in a torn plastic bag, a pill, a cigarette containing a wet substance, and other suspected drug paraphernalia, according to court paperwork.
Lynn-Jordan consented to field sobriety tests, which indicated signs of impairment, police said. He allegedly resisted arrest as troopers placed him in custody. Police said he was verbally aggressive in the patrol car and at the station. He did not provide a sober adult to pick him up, so they decided to have him arraigned. Six troopers took him back to the patrol vehicle, where he reportedly pulled away and kicked at them. He was taken to Uniontown Hospital for evaluation, court documents said.
At Uniontown Hospital, he allegedly offered troopers $20,000 to “make the whole thing go away.” Shortly after the alleged bribe, he reportedly told them their entire “families were gonna die,” police quoted him as saying.
“He related that he was going to get the Pagans to go after them,” state police Trooper Joshua Humphrey wrote in the affidavit.
He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Jeffries, who set bail in the case.
The attorney for the Pagans motorcycle club, Wendy Williams of Pittsburgh, issued a statement saying the club denies any affiliation with Lynn-Jordan and any knowledge of him or his alleged threat.