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Dec 10, 2015 2:58 PM

Manchester dad accused of dangling daughter over Merrimack River also charged with theft


MANCHESTER – The father accused of dangling his toddler daughter over a safety fence above the Merrimack River is facing new theft charges.

Matthew Jordan, 32, was initially charged with two counts of reckless conduct but in court again on Wednesday he was charged with two counts endangering the welfare of a child, one felony count of receiving stolen property and three counts of theft by deception.

READ: Dad dangles daughter over Merrimack River, friends defend father

According to The Union Leader, Jordan had a stolen Wells Fargo credit card in his possession when he was arrested. Jordan is also accused of using that credit card to purchase gift cards and merchandise worth nearly $90

Police reports say witnesses sawf Jordan taking his 21-month-old daughter and swinging her over the safety railing earlier this week. Once the child held on to the rail, just above the rapid currents, Jordan let go and stepped back to take a photo.

A probable cause hearing has been set for Dec. 22.


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