Man Shoots Marijuana-Wrapped Arrow at Jail


David Wayne Jordan, 36, told police he was squirrel hunting when they questioned him about an arrow wrapped with a baggie of marijuana that he fired at the second-floor recreation area of Whatcom County Jail in Washington on Tuesday.

According to, Jordan could offer no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow. I would have liked to have heard that explanation.

A civilian employed by the sheriff’s office witnessed Jordan exit his truck with a hunting bow and arrow. He observed Jordan firing the marijuana-outfitted arrow toward a mesh screen near the top of the second-floor, fresh-air exercise area for inmates.

Jordan had apparently not been practicing shooting his bow with marijuana-heavy arrows, as he missed his target. The arrow ended up landing on the roof. Jordan fled the scene, but the civilian employee managed to write down his license plate.

Hours later, deputies located Jordan’s pickup outside of his home. The bow was still in his truck.

Law enforcement officers had to get a search warrant to enter Jordan’s home after he refused to let them in. He admitted to shooting the arrow, but insisted he was hunting.

Jordan served a 20-day jail sentence earlier this month for two counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest. He was released Friday, Aug. 23.

Jail officials rebooked him Tuesday evening on suspicion of introducing contraband to a corrections facility in the third degree, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement.