Arrest Made In Branch County Assault
Thursday Nov 15, 2018 4:57am
Kinderhook Township • Coldwater, MI

An arrest has been made in an assault that happened over the summer in Branch County's Kinderhook Township.

Michigan State Police from the Coldwater Detachment say on Wednesday, they arrested 37 year old Jason Lee Rodgers of Coldwater in the 200 block of South Fremont Road. He is currently being held in the Branch County Jail.

On July 27, troopers were called to the 800 block of Poley Road to investigate an attempted abduction and felonious assault.

A 54 year old woman was leaving for work at 2 AM that day and saw a large piece of wood obstructing her driveway. She got out of the vehicle and removed the wood. As she was getting back into her automobile, she was attacked from behind and hit in the head and back with a piece of wood. She was also struck several times in the face.

The attacker was wearing camouflage, a ski mask and gloves. He also told the victim he had a gun.

The woman fought back, screamed and honked her horn and the suspect ran away. K-9 units were brought in and recovered weapons and other items left at the scene. Those items were send to the Michigan State Police lab in Lansing for analysis, and eventually led to Rodgers' arrest.

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