10 August 2020
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Acting Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On August 6, 2020, State Police in Queensbury arrested 27-year-old Jordan L. Champion of Richmond, VT, for Assault 2nd degree (D felony), Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd degree (A misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (A misdemeanor), and 5 counts of Harassment 2nd degree. State Police also charged 32-year-old Joan M. Abbott, also of Richmond, VT, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree.

At approximately 12:34 a.m. on August 6th, Troopers observed Abbott commit multiple traffic violations as she traveled on State Route 149 in the town of Fort Ann, and a traffic stop was initiated. Upon speaking with Abbott, Troopers observed signs indicative of drug use and asked Abbott to exit the vehicle. Troopers also asked Abbott’s passenger, Jordan Champion, to exit the vehicle. Champion refused and became aggressive, cursing at patrols. Champion eventually exited the car and charged one of the Troopers, striking them with his body. He struck the Trooper in the head multiple times while resisting being taken into custody. Champion was eventually secured in handcuffs, but continued to be combative.

A search of the vehicle revealed that Abbott was in possession of two glass tubes containing cocaine residue, and a quantity of marijuana was located in the center console of the car.

Abbott was transported to SP Queensbury for processing. She was released with an appearance ticket and is due in Fort Ann Town Court on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Champion was also transported to SP Queensbury for processing. While in custody at the barracks Champion asked to smoke a cigarette, and was advised he would have to wait until processing was completed. Champion became irate and caused significant damage to the wall and bench where he was secured. He was able to flip the bench, injuring himself in the process, and then proceeded to spit blood at the five Troopers who were present. Champion was subsequently transported to Glen Falls Hospital for treatment.

After being released from the hospital, Champion was transported to Washington County Centralized Arraignment Part where he continued to be vulgar and uncooperative with patrols. He was arraigned and remanded to Washington County Jail on $1,500 cash or $3,000 bond. He is due in Fort Ann Town Court on August 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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