Extortion sentence for Woodland dog ransom



KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A Longview woman who had a role in stealing a bulldog for ransom was sentenced to nine months in the Cowlitz County jail.

The 24-year-old woman, Ivy Rose Svaleson, pleaded guilty to extortion.

Her boyfriend, 39-year-old Johnny Lee Jordan pleaded guilty to theft and extortion and was sentenced earlier this month to three years in prison.

The Daily News reports (http://is.gd/jahyr5) charges are pending against a Kelso man accused of being an accomplice.

The 2-year-old English bulldog named Jagger was taken in October from a Woodland home. The owner received a text message demanding prescription drugs and money if she wanted her dog back.

Jagger was found dead about three weeks later along railroad tracks in Kelso.


Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com