Oxford student charged in scuffle with deputy
Rochester Hills — An 18-year-old Oxford High School student was charged Thursday after authorities say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend at the school and tried to grab a deputy’s gun who was attempting to arrest him.
The scuffle caused the gun to discharge, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.
Garrett Robert Brodeur of Oxford Township was arraigned in 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills on charges of attempting to disarm a peace officer, a five-year felony; assault resist/obstruction, a two-year felony, and assault and battery, which carries a penalty of up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
A personal bond was set at $7,500 personal bond. He must have no contact with the victim, have no firearms or weapons in his home, wear a GPS tether and stay off school property.
A probable cause hearing was set for 1:15 p.m. Oct. 16 and a preliminary hearing at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 23.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Brodeur assaulted his ex-girlfriend in a school hallway Tuesday. A school administrator detained him, and as the official was taking Brodeur to the main office, the student punched him in the chest with a closed fist, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies were called to the school and tried to arrest him. Brodeur struggled with them and reached for a deputy’s holstered gun. He squeezed the trigger and the weapon fired one round through the bottom of the holster, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The round hit the floor and ricocheted into a wall. No one was injured.
The student was arrested and taken to a local hospital for pre-existing issues, then to the Oakland County Jail.