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Nessel sues to stop release of man convicted in 1993 Livingston County kidnapping and assault

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday filed an appeal in Livingston County Circuit Court in opposition to the Michigan Department of Corrections Parole Board’s decision to parole Floyd Jarvi.

The 63-year-old Jarvi pled no contest in 1994 on multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, armed robbery, and felony-firearm. He was sentenced to 23 to 60 years in prison, but became eligible for parole in 2014.

The parole board considered and denied Jarvi’s parole multiple times since 2014 before deciding to release him in October.

“It is evident that Jarvi still harbors dangerous attitudes concerning women and rape and remains a threat to our state,” Nessel said. “The Parole Board clearly abused its discretion when it decided to parole Jarvi. The facts underlying Jarvi’s convictions which led to his incarceration are horrendous and nightmarish.” 

His victim, Wendy Jo Morrison of Brighton, has spoken out extensively about her ordeal after Jarvi kidnapped and assaulted her in 1993. She had initially remained out of the spotlight, but stepped forward in 2014 when she learned the parole board had granted his release. Morrison made an appeal to the parole board, and Jarvi’s parole was rescinded–something she said hadn’t happened in Michigan in 50 years.

Jarvi remains an inmate at the Cooper Street Correctional Facility in Jackson until his case is adjudicated.

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