Son Of White County Homicide Victim Arrested, Charged With Murder

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Joshua Nathaniel Jordi
Joshua Nathaniel Jordi

A joint investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the White County Sheriff’s Department and the office of the 13th District Attorney General has resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota college student, Joshua Jordi, on a murder charge.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, on March 8, TBI special agents joined deputies and DA investigators in investigating the death of Timothy Jordi, 50, who was found deceased at this home in Sparta.

Earlier that day, county dispatchers received a request to check on the welfare of Mr. Jordi after he failed to show up at work. Deputies responded to the victim’s Washington Street home and found him dead. An autopsy determined Mr. Jordi was the victim of a homicide.

During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that indicated the victim’s son, Joshua Jordi, a college student at Minnesota State University, was the individual responsible for his father’s death.

On Monday, investigators served Joshua Nathaniel Jordi, 21, with a warrant, charging him with one count of first-degree murder.

Jordi was arrested and booked into the Blue Earth County Jail in Mankato, Mn., where he awaits extradition to Tennessee. Jordi’s bond was set at $1.5 million.

The visitation services for Timothy Jordi will be held on Thursday at Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel. Reverend Mark Habermas of Silverdale Baptist Church and Ps Bobby Schoolfield will be officiating. 

Timothy Jordi graduated from Blaine High School in 1985 and continued on to receive a bachelor of theology from Pensacola Bible Institute.

Family members said, "His love for the spoken word and his undying love for God the Almighty knew no limits. Timothy worked as a senior business/system analyst for BBB Industries for four years. He enjoyed canoeing, hiking, kayaking, sleeping, picking on family and laughing. He was also an active member of a local Canoe Club and enjoyed spending time with his extended family at Victory Baptist Church. Tim spent a lot of time with his younger brother John, learning the art of kayaking."

Survivors include his mother, Deanna; his siblings, Michael, Lena, Julie, Stephen, Thomas, John and Anne; his son Ethan, nieces and nephews. 

Burial will follow the funeral at Hamilton Memorial Gardens on Friday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Chattanooga Funeral Home at 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Victory Baptist Church at 1765 East First Street, Crossville, Tn., to further Tim’s goals of the spreading the Gospel at home, as well as foreign missions.

Timothy Jordi
Timothy Jordi

New Book Chattanooga In Old Photos Now Available At Zarzours; Enter Drawing To Win All 4 Photo Books

The new book Chattanooga in Old Photos, sponsored by Chattanoogan.com, is now available at Zarzours Restaurant on the Southside. The limited edition of 800 copies is printed by College Press of Collegedale. It is the fourth book in the collection called the Chattanooga Photo Books made possible by Chattanoogan.com. The others are The Remarkable Stokes Collection, Railroads ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALMOND, MELISSA DIANE  267 E MICHIGAN AVE WHITWELL, 37397  Age at Arrest: 36 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County FUGITIVE (ARREST FOR CRIME IN WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA --- ASLINGER, JEFFERY JAMES  1504 GREEN POND ROAD SODDY DAISY, 37379  Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting ... (click for more)

Rhonda Thurman Was On Target On The Magnet Schools

I can remember Rhonda Thurman telling the other members of the School Board that she would love to go to Las Vegas with certain parents that won the right to go to a Magnet School because they beat all odds.  She also called Magnet Schools"Private Schools" long before anyone else did.  It is truly amazing what some people won't or don't hear.  I hope some ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Who Do You Trust?

About this time last month a 25-year-old kid with a fresh degree in “public policy” left me a phone call hoping to get my views. Joda Thongnopnua is the Democratic candidate for the State House in District 30 and he is like a load of other erstwhile politicians in my experience who I’ve never heard of but “really want to meet me” … this with less than a month before they “really” ... (click for more)

Mocs Soccer Ties VMI 2-2

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga came back from a 2-0 deficit early with a pair of first half goals. The two teams battled it out for a draw in the season finale for both teams. The Mocs close out the year at 8-7-3 overall and 4-3-2 in league play, tied with Mercer for sixth in the standings. The Keydets are 6-8-2 on the year and 0-8-1 against the conference. “As ... (click for more)

Baylor, GPS, CCS Advance To State Soccer Semifinals

Baylor traveled to Briarcrest in Memphis on Saturday to compete for a Division II-AA final four spot.  After play to a 0-0 tie in the first half, Baylor would find itself down 1-0 in the 63rd minute when Anna Strong scored off a corner kick.  That lead did not last long as Ara Rhodes scored the game tying goal one minute later off an Avery David corner kick. Two minutes ... (click for more)