A man from Ephrata, 24-year-old Jordan Kellander, is now charged with kidnapping, rape, and threatening to kill a pregnant woman after a vicious attack.
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According to court affidavits, Kellander broke into a Denver home where he held a woman at gunpoint at around 10:30 PM on August 5th.
Kellander first threatened the woman by telling her he was driving her to a field to kill her, but then later claimed he was taking her to his house on 527 South State Street in Ephrata, the affidavit states.
She claims that he used the child locks on his car doors to prevent her from getting out of the car.
While they were driving he fired one round out of the car’s driver side window, at which point he then made the woman drive the car to his house, according to investigators. The woman was seven weeks pregnant at the time of the kidnapping.
Once they arrived at his home Kellander then demanded to have sex with the woman "who was afraid to say no and felt she had no choice but to comply," the affidavit said.
Kellander also held the gun to her head and stomach multiple times and punched her in the face repeatedly telling her he "would have to kill her now so that no one could see that he hit her," according to the prosecutors.
Shortly after midnight Ephrata Police say they received an emergency 911 call about a domestic disturbance at the home and they arrived at his home just 12:30 AM on August 6th.
Once law enforcement arrived the woman ran outside of the house completely naked screaming and crying and told police what happened. Police later found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the home hidden above the kitchen cabinets.
By law, Kellander is not allowed to own a firearm based on a previous felonious aggravated assault conviction, according to police.
Kellander was then charged with felony counts of kidnapping, possession of a firearm, and rape. He was also charged with multiple misdemeanors including simple assault, terroristic threats, and unlawful restraint, and transported to the Lancaster County Prison.
This morning he was arraigned before District Judge Miles Bixler, who ordered Kellander to remain incarcerated until trial unless he could make the $200,000.00 bail.