Longview woman arrested in connection with stolen bulldog case

2012-01-11T20:15:00Z 2013-03-07T15:50:33Z Longview woman arrested in connection with stolen bulldog caseBy Leslie Slape / The Daily News Longview Daily News
January 11, 2012 8:15 pm  • 

Cowlitz County sheriff's deputies made another arrest Tuesday in the Jagger dognapping and extortion case, which attracted international attention in October.

Ivy Rose Svaleson, 24, of Longview admitted stealing the bulldog, sending text messages to his owner and tying the dog up by the railroad tracks in Kelso, according to court documents.

Jagger, a 2-year-old English bulldog, was stolen Oct. 4 from his owner's yard in Woodland. The owner, Jennifer Thomas, told investigators she began receiving text messages Oct. 8 demanding she hand over prescription drugs and cash if she wanted her dog back.

Jagger was found dead Oct. 24 on the railroad tracks near Talley Way in Kelso.

Svaleson was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree theft and second-degree possession of stolen property. She appeared in court Wednesday and bail was set at $3,000.

Svaleson gave birth a few days after Jagger's disappearance, court documents said. Thomas told deputies Svaleson had been at her house to get a donation of baby items the day Jagger vanished.

Svaleson is the girlfriend of Johnny Lee Jordan, 39, of Longview and a friend of Jesse James Clark, 38, of Kelso, who were arrested in November. Both have been charged with first-degree extortion and second-degree possession of stolen property in the same case.

Jordan is in jail in lieu of $20,000. Clark is out on bail.

So far no one has been charged with causing Jagger's death.

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