Man Who Led Police On Chase Faces 13 Charges

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John Woods (credit: Livonia Police)

John Woods (credit: Livonia Police)

LIVONIA (WWJ) – A Farmington Hills man will stand trial on attempted murder and several other charges related to a shooting and police chase in Livonia. John Woods was bound over for trial today on a total of 13 charges.

Police accuse Woods of threatening and shooting a man in the hand after failing to convince him to drop court proceedings for custody of a 3-year-old child.

After the shooting Woods allegedly tried to run over responding police officers and then led police on a chase that ended near Eight Mile and Middlebelt roads.

Woods is jailed on $5 million bond.

The charges include:

3 Counts of Assault with intent to murder
3 Counts of Assault with intent to do great bodily harmless than murder
3 Counts of Assault with a dangerous weapon
1 Witnesses Intimidating-Committing Crime/Threatening to kill or injury
1 Count of Police Officer Fleeing and Eluding 3rd degree
1 Count of Police Officer assaulting/resisting/obstructing causing injury
1 Count of Felony Firearms
1 Count of Commission of a felony with a motor vehicle advisory

Woods will be arraigned next Thursday at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.

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