(Breitbart) A man identified as Jordan Neely’s uncle was reportedly arrested Monday while allegedly having stolen credit cards in his possession.
According to the Daily Mail, the news comes one day after he said there should be no plea deal for the veteran accused of putting his nephew, a mentally ill homeless man, in a deadly chokehold.
The Mail report continued:
When speaking with officers, he apparently identified himself as Jordan Neely’s uncle. The younger man died on May 1 during an incident on a subway train in Lower Manhattan.
The suspect’s charges include criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, bail jumping, and unlawful possession of a weapon, the Mail article said, adding the 44-year-old Neely has more than 70 prior arrests along with two active warrants.
On May 12, U.S. Marine veteran Daniel Penny turned himself in to New York law enforcement to face charges of manslaughter regarding Jordan Neely’s death, Breitbart News reported.
“Neely, a mentally ill homeless man with over 40 arrests, had allegedly been screaming threats on the F train in New York City before being wrestled to the ground and placed in a chokehold by Penny and two others,” the outlet said.
Video footage shows the incident unfold: