Sources: Man accused in fatal Suffolk crash taken into custody by probation officers
Sources tell News 12 that the Bellport man accused in a fatal crash who was sought for failing to show up for a court appearance in Mineola on outstanding charges has been taken into custody Wednesday night by probation officers.
A bench warrant was issued for Jordan Randolph, 40, who has prior DWI convictions and was out of jail under the new bail reform law.
On Monday, Randolph walked out of Suffolk Criminal Court without having to post any bail on a DWI charge. Police say Randolph was driving drunk on Sunday morning when he crashed into and killed 27-year-old Jonathan Flores-Maldonado on the William Floyd Parkway.
Randolph was arrested 11 days earlier in Suffolk for allegedly not having an ignition interlock device on his car. Two days before the crash, he appeared in a Mineola courtroom to plead guilty to two separate outstanding charges of not having an interlock device in his car.
But because he hadn't been fingerprinted yet, Randolph walked out of the courtroom.
Randolph was initially scheduled to appear in Mineola on charges next Wednesday, but Judge William O'Brien said he advanced the case one week after learning about Randolph's Suffolk arrests through the media.
"It is now my concern that in regard to the violation of probation, the defendant is no longer supervisable in the community and that I should, therefore, issue an order of commitment."
He then ordered an immediate arrest warrant.