Driver who assaulted deputy arraigned on 3 counts.

June 27, 2016
Jordan Woodring

Jordan Woodring

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Jordan Kenneth Woodring, 27, of 304 S. Rowe St., was arraigned today in 79th District Court with two felonies and a misdemeanor following a Saturday afternoon vehicle crash in Amber Township. See story from Saturday’s MCP. Woodring was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting and opposing a law enforcement officer, both felonies punishable by up to two years in prison, along with a misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch on Stiles Road between Hansen and Jagger roads about 3:20 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

At the time of the call, witnesses observed Woodring laying in the road. He also smashed his vehicle’s windshield, which caused him to bleed over the vehicle’s hood. When Woodring was approached by Mason County Sheriff Dep. Matt Moss, Woodring allegedly “squared off” at the deputy and took his shirt off searing obscenities at the deputy, according to Sheriff Kim Cole. Dep. Moss attempted to take Woodring into custody but Woodring tackled him and ended up on top of Moss, Cole said. “The deputy was able to free himself from the suspect, who was then tasered.  The suspect again attempted to assault the deputy and a passing motorist intervened and helped the deputy secure the suspect.”

Woodring was transported by Life EMS ambulance, under law enforcement escort, to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Upon arrest, he was lodged at the Mason County Jail.

IMG_5390Mason County Sheriff Sgt. Oscar Davila said, at the scene, that Woodering had told a passerby that he wanted to harm himself. While approaching the crash scene, and the struggle between the subject and Dep. Moss, another deputy’s vehicle ended going into a ditch. Sgt. Davila said the deputy was attempting to park to the right of vehicles that had stopped in the roadway at the scene.

Responding to the scene, in addition to the sheriff’s office and ambulance, were Scottville Fire Department, Scottville Police Department and Michigan State Police.

A district court probable cause hearing has been scheduled for Woodring on Wednesday, July 6 at 3 p.m. Bond was posted at $7,500/10 percent.

 

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