Man indicted in death of Griffin officer outside Waffle House

The man accused of killing a Griffin police officer outside a Waffle House has been indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges, the Spalding County District Attorney said Thursday.

Michael Dwayne Bowman, 30, is accused of killing Officer Kevin Jordan on June 1, according to investigators. Bowman was indicted on three counts of murder, aggravated assault of a police officer, obstruction of a police officer, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, DA Scott Ballard said.

Jordan, a 43-year-old father of seven, was working an off-duty security job at the Waffle House at 1702 North Expressway when he tried to break up an altercation between people who were asked to leave the restaurant, police said.

Jordan was on the ground trying to restrain a suspect when police say Bowman “maliciously shot” the officer multiple times in the back. Raymond Jordan, the officer’s brother, was in the parking lot when the gunfire erupted and grabbed his own gun, Griffin police previously said. A civilian, he had a permit to carry a gun and was at the restaurant to visit his brother, who often worked there on weekends, police said. Raymond Jordan then shot and injured Bowman, but was not charged in the case.

Bowman’s girlfriend, Chantell Mixon, was also charged with murder in the case. Both are being held without bond.