Custer Twp. man covered in blood faces felony for resisting police. 

November 15, 2017


Man covered in blood faces felony for resisting police. 


LUDINGTON — Roy Daniel Purple, 62, 463 E. US 10, Custer Township, was arraigned Tuesday in 79th District Court on two counts of felony charge of resisting/obstructing a police officer, which is punishable by up to two years imprisonment and/or a $2,000 fine. Purple was also charged with repeat offender, second offense, which could extend a prison sentence to 3.5 years maximum.

Purple was arrested following a 911 call Monday afternoon from the Scottville EZ Mart, located at the intersection of US 10 and Bean Road in Custer Township, reporting a man behind the business was “covered in blood,” Sheriff Kim Cole said. “Deputies arrived and learned from witnesses this subject had wandered around the business and entered a car and sat in the back seat. He then left and reportedly went to a trailer next door.

“Deputies found blood in the yard, steps and front door of the trailer (in the 400 block of US 10). Deputies knocked and made contact with the 62-year-old man (Purple) who reportedly rushed at the deputies screaming at them. He then fought with deputies in the yard.

“Deputies eventually made contact with a total of four persons, all of whom were intoxicated, and learned the blood had come from a deer that had been struck and killed by a car in front of their home. Apparently the four had cut meat off the carcass and were cooking venison.

Bond was set by the magistrate at $3,500, 10%.

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