Teen who allegedly shot at police held without bail
DUXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A home invasion suspect accused of firing shots at police and hiding in a cranberry bog was held without bail.
Brett Roderick, a 19-year-old from Oklahoma, was arraigned Tuesday in Plymouth District Court.
“An individual came to the home of an off-duty Duxbury police officer. The individual was knocking on the door. The officer came to the door, opened the door. There was a party masked holding a hand gun at the threshold of the door,” said Chief Matthew Clancy of the Duxbury police department.
Officials said Roderick took off into the woods, which set off a manhunt for the suspect. Prosecutors said that’s when Roderick fired a gun at police.
“Officers in that area then observed a muzzle flash -- two muzzle flashes -- within 20 feet of their location, immediately got on their stomachs to avoid further indecent. They could not return gunfire,” said prosecutor Doug Humphrey.
State trooper Allyson Powell arrested Roderick. In February, Powell rescued a man from his burning truck in Fall River.
Roderick’s attorney said his client denies any involvement in any home invasion.
“He denies being in anybody’s house, trying to invade any house, denies having any arms or weapons or guns on him. He denies having a mask,” said defense attorney Dennis Schollins.
Roderick’s mother, Valeri Aho, says the family moved to Oklahoma several years ago. They were in Massachusetts to attend their niece’s funeral last weekend. Aho said she thought he was visiting a friend.
“I can’t imagine him knocking on somebody’s door and sticking a gun in anybody’s face,” said Aho.
After police arrested Roderick they realized there was a warrant out for his arrest after a home invasion in Oklahoma.
Roderick was held without bail. He is due back in court on Friday.