Porter sheriff’s police allegedly threatened
By Erin guerra Post-Tribune correspondent June 16, 2014 6:08PM
Updated: July 18, 2014 6:24AM
PORTER COUNTY — Porter County sheriff’s police officers’ lives were threatened in two separate instances over the weekend, according to police.
Jordan Head, 18, of South Haven, whom police identified as a street gang member, is charged with felony intimidation after an incident at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of Fox River Road in South Haven.
Police said Head was with a group of teenagers that an officer told a few times to get out of the street, where they had been tossing a football and standing around talking, creating a safety hazard with passing vehicles.
The teens initially kept returning to the street before finally walking away, and a woman rushed up to the officer, saying that she heard Head tell his friends that he was going to get his gun and shoot the officer in the head, police reported.
They said one of the teens with Head, a 17-year-old boy from South Haven, is charged with resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct for allegedly trying to interfere with Head’s arrest by distracting the officer with loud cursing.
In the second incident, Chris Brodien, 49, of the Pines, was charged after being involved in two separate disturbances about 9:20 p.m. Saturday — once for trespassing at Amazing Cars, 3967 U.S. 12, and then at his brother’s property in the 3700 block of East U.S. 12, according to police.
They said officers were called and found Brodien drunk about 9:45 p.m. at Maine Avenue and U.S. 12, and Brodien quickly became aggravated when the officers spoke to him. After he was arrested him for public intoxication, Brodien allegedly made several threats to kill and beat the officers, police said.
While taking him to the Porter County Jail, an officer reported that Brodien that told him “that I needed to kill him next time and shoot him in the heart because I was going to die.”
Police have had past run-ins with Brodien, whom they believe has a “strong discord and hatred for police officers” and “extremely violent tendencies,” according to the police report.