Man faces up to 5 years in Waterloo hit-and-run death

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – An Evansdale man will be sentenced to up to five years in prison after entering a plea in the hit-and-run death of a Waterloo teenager.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports Brandon Donald Gordon on Monday entered an Alford plea to a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The plea doesn’t admit guilt but acknowledges he’d likely be convicted if the case went to trial.


Gordon was arrested days after he struck 16-year-old Tayshaun Jenkins in the early morning of March 10. Jenkins’ body was found about four hours later on a snowy sidewalk.

The charge is punishable by up to five years in prison. Prosecutors have indicated they will seek prison time.

Sentencing is set for January.



Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,


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