By Bria Brown

TWINING, Michigan (WNEM) — A Twining man has been charged with attempted murder and several other charges after Michigan State Police say he set up a booby trap to harm troopers.

Police were contacted on Jan. 19 to investigate a fraud complaint in Ogemaw County.

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The victim, a woman from Merritt, told police her credit card was used to purchase more than $1,500 worth of items from the Walmart in West Branch.

The suspect was identified as 67-year-old Roger Allan Broadstone, of Twining.

Roger Allan Broadstone barricaded himself inside the house, resisted troopers, and set up a booby trap and other preparations to harm the troopers, police said.

On Jan. 20, troopers went to Broadstone’s house to interview him. He refused to speak to troopers and told them they would need a search warrant, police said.

Troopers obtained a search warrant and made entry into Broadstone’s home.

Broadstone barricaded himself inside the house, resisted troopers, and set up a booby trap and other preparations to harm the troopers, police said.

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He was arraigned on Feb. 1 for five counts of attempted murder, one count of disarming a police officer non-firearm, one count of attempting to disarm a police officer firearm, four counts of assaulting/resisting and obstructing police, one count of assaulting/resisting and obstructing police causing injury, one count of placing offensive substance with intent to injure, one count of arson preparation to burn a dwelling, one count of weapons-ammunition possession by a felon, and one count of malicious destruction of police property.

Broadstone’s bond was set at $1.125 million.

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