20 year-old who stole McCloud Chevron's ATM convicted to five years in prison

Bill Choy
Jordan Lee Stanley

A 20 year-old Mount Shasta man was sentenced Aug. 4 to five years in state prison for breaking into a gas station in McCloud and stealing its ATM while wearing a pig mask, and fleeing from authorities.

Jordan Lee Stanley was convicted of felony domestic violence, dissuading a witness, stalking, burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, and eluding officers with willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others, the Siskiyou County District Attorney’s office said.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Michael DeArton.

District Attorney Kirk Andrus commended the Mount Shasta Police Department, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Justice for their diligence in solving these crimes.

“It is unsettling to have shocking crimes like these, especially committed by young, local citizens,” Andrus said. “Though we do what we can to avoid prison sentences for such youthful offenders, this significant prison sentence fits the crime and stands as a clear answer by law enforcement to the local reflection of a statewide surge in property crimes in past years. Our citizens should not have to put up with such lawlessness, and they can rest assured that we are working hard to solve these problems as they arise – and deter a new generation of criminal.”

In the early morning hours of September 7, 2018, a GMC Yukon was reported stolen from Kennedy Drive in Mount Shasta, Andrus said.

Just after 2 a.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Chevron Station in McCloud, where they found significant damage to the storefront and saw that the front door, steel window frame, and front window had been smashed.

Security cameras at the Chevron station showed a lone man driving the previously stolen SUV through the doors of the market, the DA’s office said. The suspect rammed the front of the market twice with the purpose of stealing the ATM inside.

The man was wearing a pig mask to hide his identity. The loss was later estimated at over $12,000.

A short time later one of the deputies located the stolen Yukon on Ski Park Highway and pursued the SUV through the back roads between McCloud and Mount Shasta. The DA’s office said that the dark night and dusty roads allowed the suspect to stay ahead of the deputy until the suspect eventually abandoned the SUV and fled on foot into the forest.

Parts of the stolen ATM were located in the stolen Yukon, said Andrus. SCSO detectives back-tracked along the pursuit route and found the pig mask discarded along the side of a road.

Footage from the break-in was widely viewed at the time, leading to several citizen tips. Ultimately, these tips led detectives to Stanley, and his DNA was obtained and matched to DNA extracted from respiration and skin cells inside the abandoned pig mask.

The Department of Justice crime lab in Redding performed the analysis and noted that the odds that the DNA profile extracted from the mask would match a random person was 1 in 19 septillion, the DA’s office said.

In July of 2019, before Stanley was connected to the stolen Yukon and the crimes at the McCloud Chevron, he had been investigated for several domestic crimes in Mount Shasta, Andrus said. These resulted in charges of domestic violence, stalking, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, and violation of a restraining order.