Arenac County Man Who Rigged Booby Traps to Harm Police Has First Sentencing

A former police officer accused of trying to harm state police troopers in Arenac County last year was sentenced May 13 in Ogemaw County for credit card fraud.

Roger Broadstone of Twining in Arenac County was accused of using a woman’s credit card to make purchases at a West Branch Walmart. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail with credit for the entire time served.

When troopers arrived at his home January 19, 2021, he initially refused their questions without a warrant. Police returned with one and he barricaded himself in his house, rigging booby traps to harm the troopers. He pleaded no contest in Arenac County to charges of assault, resisting arrest and felony weapons possession.

His sentencing for those crimes will take place June 8.