MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Gregory Allen is in custody after a man was found dead inside his house in early January.
The incident happened on January 3, 2021, around 11:15 pm in the Roderfield area of McDowell County. According to authorities, McDowell County Communications told Deputy D.T. Martin a deceased body was found at 245 Archer Road. The Deputy responded and found a deceased subject lying facedown in the hallway of the residence.
“This Deputy felt as if the subject had been there for some time based on his experience,” stated the report.
As Deputy Martin began his investigation, he found out the deceased subject was Frederick Jordan. While waiting for EMS to arrive, Martin located a burnt spoon with a substance consistent with “intravenous drug use.” He also located a straw that was cut in a way used consistently with drugs.
Deputy Martin asked Allen about his whereabouts, and Allen stated that he was in bed. When the Deputy looked inside the room, he found the bed was neatly made.
A witness arrived on the scene to ask the Deputy if the deceased subject was Jordan. The witness told Deputy Martin that she dropped off Jordan at Allen’s residency. Allen called Keaton at 8:35 pm, asking where Jordan was, and Keaton responded, “you should know; I dropped him off there at 6:30 pm.”
On the phone, Allen told Keaton that it was another man who was dead inside the residence and told her that he waited several hours to dial 911. Keaton searched for Jordan at several locations but could not locate him.
An autopsy was performed on Jordan’s body, and the cause of death was determined to be an overdose. A subpoena was requested for phone records of Allen for the duration of the incident. Deputy Martin also received two additional statements since the incident. Deputies also responded to this location about two additional overdoses at the same address on May 3, 2021.
On June 6, 2021, Deputy Martin went to Allen’s residence to serve felony warrants. Martin made contact and arrested Allen. At the time, Allen told Deputy Martin that he had a joint on him. Martin located the green leafy substance in a plastic bag. Allen was transported to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Allen is charged with a drug delivery resulting in death, failure to render aid, maintaining a dwelling for the use of a controlled substance, and possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He is currently being held in Southwestern Regional Jail under a 52,000 dollar bond.