Alleged Murder Victim Had Earlier Sought Court Protection Against His Spouse

A Russell County man whose body was discovered last Friday had earlier sought court protection against his spouse who is now charged with his murder.

According to court records, Christopher Glenn Coffey obtained an Emergency Protection Order in May, 2019 after filing a petition for protection against Jordan Nicholas Coffey.  Chris Coffey alleged that Jordan Coffey had attempted to run him off the road in a vehicle, tried to hit his vehicle head on, busted the windshield on his vehicle, and stabbed and cut him with a butcher knife.  Chris Coffey also alleged Jordan Coffey had physically assaulted him numerous times.

Family Court Judge Jennifer Upchurch Edwards issued an Emergency Protection Order but then the Order of Protection was withdrawn on June 4, 2019 when Chris Coffey failed to appear for Court.

The body of Christopher Glenn Coffey was found last Friday at Eagles Nest RV park located in the Middletown community, just off highway 127.   Coffey apparently died of a stab wound.    Jordan Coffey was arrested last weekend in Cookeville, Tennessee and charged with the murder of Christopher Glenn Coffey.   Jordan Coffey is now lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.