Police use TASER on Tonawanda burglary suspect

Posted at 3:15 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 15:15:25-04

Town of Tonawanda Police needed to use a TASER early Sunday morning to subdue a suspect they say was trying to break into a home on Coventry Road.

Police say they responded to a burglary-in-progress call around 5:30 a.m., and heard the sound of glass breaking as they arrived on the scene.

Officers reported finding 56-year-old Michael Jorden of Tonawanda standing next to a broken window holding a crow bar.  Police say Jorden resisted arrest so officers had to use the TASER.

Jordan was arraigned on 5 criminal charges including: Attempted Burglary, Criminal Mischief and  Resisting Arrest.

He is currently being held without bail at the Erie County Holding Center.