“In that incident, neighbor Daniel Stults testified Thursday that Ketchman ordered him to get on the ground and bow before his god.”
MLive doesn’t consider it relevant enough to tell you, but Rodger Ketchman calls himself Rodger Abdul-Latif Ketchman, and is apparently a convert to Islam. That would certainly be consistent with his behavior toward the police and his neighbors, as once again we see a convert to Islam think his new Religion of Peace calls for violence. Why do so many converts to Islam misunderstand Islam in this way?
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – A man taunted police officers by waving and rubbing together the edges of knives in a small Ypsilanti apartment before he was shot by a member of Washtenaw Metro SWAT in a January encounter, police testified Thursday, July 20.
Two cases against Rodger Ketchman, 33, of Ypsilanti were bound over to circuit court following preliminary examinations Thursday at Washtenaw County’s 14A-1 District Court.
Ketchman initially faced charges of first-degree home invasion, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and malicious destruction of a building costing $20,000 or more in damage for the incident on Jan. 13, 2017.
By the conclusion of the Thursday examination, however, he faced 14 new charges related to the encounter with police – seven counts of felony assault and seven counts of resisting, obstructing or assaulting a police officer….
Police were initially called to the Ypsilanti apartment building in the 700 block of Lowell Street when Ketchman began banging on his neighbor’s door with a crowbar, neighbor Emerald Cox, testified.
“He was saying, ‘I’m going to kill you,'” she said.
Cox said she’d had previous encounters with Ketchman, claiming he came to her door on Christmas Eve to ask if she and her family were part of the CIA.
She also said she saw him attack a neighbor with a crowbar on Jan. 12, an incident for which he is charged in a separate case with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.
In that incident, neighbor Daniel Stults testified Thursday that Ketchman ordered him to get on the ground and bow before his god.
On Jan. 13, he knocked off Cox’s doorknob with the crowbar, she testified.
When she called police, then-Ypsilanti Officer Tommy Porter – now with the Hazel Park Police Department – and Ypsilanti Officer Anthony Schembri responded….
The two officers attempted to coax Ketchman out of his apartment, Porter said, but he kept yelling and said he wanted the officers to watch him wash his genitals.
He also told them they were trespassing, and said he would fight them and defend his property, Porter said….
When Ketchman opened the door with a knife and sword over his head, two SWAT members deployed their less-lethal weapons….