33-year-old Rodger Ketchman of Ypsilanti was shot by SWAT after he taunted police officers by waving and rubbing together the edges of knives and eventually lunged at them with a sword.
According to Mlive, “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.”
At the end of Thursday's examination, he faced 14 new charges: seven counts of felony assault and seven counts of resisting, obstructing or assaulting a police officer.
Emerald Cox testified that police were called to the Ypsilanti apartment building when Ketchman began banging on his neighbor's door with a crowbar.
“He was saying, 'I'm going to kill you,'” she said.
Cox added that she had previous encounters with Ketchman. She said that on Christmas Eve, he came to her door to ask if she and her family were part of the CIA.
She said she saw him attack a neighbor with a crowbar on January 12. This incident is part of a separate case where he is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.
His neighbor, Daniel Stults, testified that Ketchman ordered him to get on the ground and bow before his god.
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