Police: Fourth person arrested in brutal Milford home invasion case

MILFORD — Local police say they have arrested the last of four people involved in committing a January home invasion. 

Theodore Jordan, 27, of Shelton, was arrested in Georgia and extradited to Connecticut on Sept. 22, according to police. He was charged with two counts of home invasion, two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and first-degree larceny for his alleged role in the incident. 

Jordan was additionally charged with four counts of first-degree failure to appear and two counts of second-degree failure to appear after Milford officers served several outstanding warrants from other law enforcement agencies, according to police. He was held on $1,062,500 bond and appeared in state Superior Court in Milford last Friday.

Jordan was allegedly among several people posing as Amazon employees who forced their way into an apartment in the 490 block of Naugatuck Avenue on Jan. 10, prompting Amazon to issue a statement denying any professional association. 

“We are glad the family is safe after this horrible incident,” a company spokesperson said in January.

Milford officers said the man answered the door around 11 a.m. when a person dressed as an Amazon delivery worker rang his doorbell, even though he was not expecting a package. Two armed suspects then brutally attacked him before binding him with duct tape so they could raid the premises. They left when a third suspect reported a neighbor was calling the police. 

The victim said the suspects absconded with about $1,600 in cash, a firearm, a diamond necklace worth $20,000 and a handful of watches, including a Rolex worth $45,000. He said one of the suspects attempted to shoot him in the head at one point, only to discover the chamber of the gun was empty. 

Officers said a Bridgeport police officer contacted Milford police two days after the home invasion to notify them that an informant had identified Jahsim Trotman, Shane Gordon and a third person as the perpetrators. Evidence recovered by police, including a Hyundai Genesis registered to Gordon and cellphone records, allegedly supported the informant’s claims. 

Police arrested Trotman, Gordon and Dominique Jackson in March, April and June, respectively. The victim said that he believed Jackson, with whom he had been in a relationship at the time of the home invasion, had masterminded the plot to rob him, according to officers. He said Jackson had contacted him to ask if he was home on the morning of the home invasion and abruptly cut off communication with him after the incident. 

Police said they secured a warrant for Jordan after an investigation. 

caroline.tien@hearst.com