- Written by Steve Frank
Ashe County Sheriffs Office reports the arrest of Joni K Baldwin, 31, of Fleetwood, who was arrested Saturday morning May 17 on Felony Child Abuse and First Degree Sexual Offense of a Child by an Adult in a case in which her husband, James Allen Jordan was arrested in January for Rape of a Child and 5 counts of Sexual Assault by an Object. He was also arrested on multiple counts of Obstruction of Justice and Intimidating State Witnesses on January 31st. Jordan remains in the Ashe County Jail while Joni Baldwin is currently incarcerated on a $300,000 bond. This Ashe Sheriff's office says the investigation began in January and is ongoing, but notes that Joni Baldwin was arrest on multiple counts of Obstruction of Justice and Intimidating State Witnesses on January 31, and was released on bond on those charges. The Sheriffs office says the victims in this case are the children of Baldwin, and that detectives expect further charges as the investigation continues.