Portage man indicted for assault on police officers

A Portage man has been indicted for assaulting two city police officers.

A Wood County grand jury on Oct. 4 indicted Jordan Dean Hendrix, 27, for two separate incidents.

He was indicted for two counts assault, both fourth-degree felonies; criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor; and resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor.

On Sept. 4, Bowling Green police responded to the 1500 block of Clough Street on a report Hendrix was looking into vehicles and trying door handles at the apartment complex. He was later spotted riding a bicycle in the 200 block of South Mercer Road.

He reportedly tried to flee when an attempt was made to place him in investigative custody. He shoved one officer to the ground and the two grappled before a taser was deployed by a second officer. Hendrix kept pulling away then got on top a second officer. The first officer wrapped his arms around Hendrix and pulled him backwards. A taser was deployed again.

Hendrix fell to the ground and was rolled to his stomach. He stopped resisting and according to court documents said, “I’m done, don’t tase me again.”

During the investigation, officers found out that Hendrix had been trespassed from the property in the 1500 block of Clough Street. He also allegedly stole a bicycle from an apartment in Portage earlier that day.

In a separate case, he was indicted for menacing by stalking, a fourth-degree felony; and burglary, a third-degree felony.

He entered a home in the 1500 block of Clough Street on Sept. 2 with the intent to install a security camera to view the occupant. He had been trespassed from the residence on Aug. 24. He also allegedly entered the home while it was occupied with the intent to commit a criminal offence.

He was arrested after both incidents and was released on own recognizance bonds both times.