Charge dropped against suspect accused of stalking Cleveland EMT worker

Investigation will continue
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 6:43 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The charge against Michael Stennett for allegedly stalking Cleveland EMT worker Lachelle Jordan will be dismissed Thursday, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office.

County prosecutor’s communications manager Lexi Bauer released the following statement regarding the dismissal of the charge, “A joint motion to reduce the bond was filed because at this point we have inconsistent evidence to substantiate the stalking complaint against Michael Stennett. Tomorrow, that case will be dismissed and the investigation will continue. Any further charging decisions will be made after a thorough investigation is complete. Numerous law enforcement agencies are involved in the investigation. We decline to comment further at this point.”

Stennet will have to wear a GPS monitor and must have no contact with the witness.

19 News reached out to William Jordan, the brother of Cleveland EMT Lachelle Jordan, when asked what he thinks of the stalking charge being dropped against Stennett, he responded, “He still faces rape charges, correct? What inconsistencies are they talking about? I can’t answer the question if I don’t have all of the information.”

A final pretrial hearing in the rape case is scheduled for May, 30, according to Cuyahoga County Court records.

This is a developing story check back with 19 News for the latest updates.