PONTIAC (WWJ) – The Waterford man accused in the 2015 death of a Michigan State Police trooper has been busted for allegedly violating a condition of his bond.
Charles Warren, Jr., 69, was arrested and charged near Traverse City, in northwest Michigan, for allegedly driving with a suspended license – second offense.
As a condition of Warren’s bond in the death of Trooper Chad Wolf he is not allowed to drive. An Oakland County Circuit Court judge is expected to decide next week whether Warren’s bond will be revoked.
“The court sets conditions of bond; as a result, you are expected to company with the conditions,” said Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton. “In this case, we are asserting that by his continued driving — where he has been told not to drive — that he continues to violate the state law, and also the bond conditions.”
“As a result,” Walton said, “we in the interest of public safety are asking the court to remand him into the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department pending his trial.”
MSP First Lt. Michael Shaw said Warren’s actions show complete disregard for the law.
“We’re disappointed,” Shaw told WWJ’s Zahra Huber. “It would appear that Mr. Warren only cares about himself and continues to disregard the law and also the judge’s orders.”
Warren is charged with reckless driving and failure to stop at the scene of a fatal accident after police say he hit Trooper Wolf’s motorcycle with his trailer last year.
Warren’s attorney, Neil Rockind, maintains that his client did not realize that he hit and dragged the trooper for about four miles along I-75 and is trying to have the charges dismissed.
WWJ has a call out to Rockind for comment.