Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 16, 2013

Williamsburg man charged after allegedly headbutting state trooper

Headbutting incident leads to man’s arrest

TRAVERSE CITY — A Williamsburg man faces two felony charges after he tried to elude law enforcement officials.

On Nov. 7, law enforcement officials saw a suspicious person on Lautner Road near M-72, according to court documents.

They attempted to pat down James Richard Goodyear, 24, when the man tried to headbutt and kick a Michigan State Police trooper and pulled away from a Grand Traverse County deputy, according to the documents.

Goodyear was charged with two felony counts of assaulting/resisting an officer and one count of driving while intoxicated. He faces up to two years and is out on bond.

Goodyear tested positive for THC, an indication of marijuana use, according to court documents.

Goodyear is scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 19. He has several previous convictions, including maintaining a drug house and illegal sale of medical marijuana, according to court documents.

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