Man Who Booby Trapped Home to Kill State Police Troopers to Receive Competency Exam

An Arenac County man accused of trying to kill state police troopers by booby trapping his home is to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

67-year-old Roger Broadstone of Twining is accused of using a stolen credit card, then trying to kill police when they served a search warrant at his home on January 20. Reports show Broadstone is a former police and corrections officer, who worked in Oscoda County and the Michigan Department of Corretions in the 80s and 90s.

Broadstone also was seen speaking at a Bay County Board of Commissioners meeting in January 2020 in support of Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. He has a criminal record dating to 2011 for destruction property and concealed weapons offenses. Broadstone was at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 during the capitol riots, but is not being investigated for any wrongdoing in that incident.

Broadstone will undergo the evaluation at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ypsilanti.