Sean Cody’s Zack was also known Logan Cruise, Rob Stonebridge, and Jason Styles during his gay porn career. However, under his real name of Jordan Joplin, he’s now also known as an alleged murderer.
“Jordan Joplin, the former exotic dancer accused of stealing two tons of valuables from a deceased Ketchikan surgeon, Dr. Eric Garcia, earlier this year, has now been charged with the doctor’s murder,” was a pretty salacious headline that shook the tiny town of Ketchikan, Alaska to its core.
As MenOfPorn is reporting, Joplin is now on trial for first-degree theft and first & second-degree murder. The Ketchikan Daily News adds “Joplin was in Ketchikan Superior Court on Wednesday, where Judge Trevor Stephens moved the trial date back to Nov.”
Joplin’s porn career was still in full force as recently as 2016 where he appeared as Jason Styles for both NextDoorStudios and Falcon.
Jason with Wesley Woods in “Barely Reunited” at NextDoorRaw
With Dante Martin in “Fuck Roomates” at NextDoorRaw
With Dylan Knight in “Tahoe: Snowbound” at Falcon
However, as Halaschak reported last month, Joplin was a well known name to law enforcement officials long before he started dropping trou on camera.
“Joplin has been involved in a number of crimes according to Washington state court records; these include pleading guilty to theft in 2005 and a felony conviction of destruction of property and making false claims in 2009. Joplin also was adjudicated guilty of attempted theft after trying to steal GPS units from a Walmart.”
“Joplin worked in the adult film industry appears to overlap the time frame that Joplin was financially involved with the doctor,” whose murdered body was discovered on May 27, 2017,” said KRBD.org.
Then, in a criminally cunning move, Joplin himself called Ketchikan police the same day to “initiate a welfare check on Dr. Eric Garcia, claiming he hadn’t heard from Dr. Garcia visiting Ketchikan 10 days earlier.”
KTUU added that “Dr. Garcia had an extensive collection of gold and coins worth as much as half a million dollars. Other valuable collectibles such as hard liquor and 20 to 30 watches worth $2,000 to $8,000 apiece should be inside the home as well, the man said.
It took Joplin at least four trips, using the doctor’s truck, to load Garcia’s possessions in the containers, the charges say. According to the receipt, they were shipped the day after Garcia was last seen alive.
Authorities tracked the shipping containers to Joplins’ Seattle. Inside they found Garcia’s belongings, including the expensive liquor, a portion of the watch collection inside a display case, a portion of the coin collection, a flat screen TV and two laptop computers among other items.
Joplin was arrested and transported to Ketchikan where is being held on $200,000 bail.”
His trial has been rescheduled for November.
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