- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A man accused of pointing a gun at a Salem police officer’s head during a traffic stop and pulling the trigger, narrowly missing, has been ordered held without bail.

The Salem News reports (https://bit.ly/1MI5oUc ) a judge on Monday deemed 22-year-old Jeremiah “Jay” Wooden dangerous to the public.

Wooden and his attorney, Joseph Collins, didn’t object or seek a full hearing.

Wooden, who lists residences in Lynn and Malden, faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a police officer.

Police say officers tried to arrest Wooden last week, knowing there were warrants for his arrest, but a struggle ensued.

Police say Wooden, standing about three feet away, fired a shot at an officer and fled. He was arrested the next day.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

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