Troy man pleads guilty after nearly hitting deputy with his car

Glenn Goudy

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Glenn Goudy

A Troy man who nearly struck a deputy while attempting to flee an investigation of why his vehicle was parked along a bike path pleaded guilty Monday in a Miami County court to assault of a police officer.

Glenn Goudy, 40, waived a county grand jury hearing of allegations and pleaded in Common Pleas Court to felony assault and misdemeanor failure to comply with the order of a police officer.

A sheriff’s deputy reported he was checking a suspicious vehicle on the bike path in Concord Twp. near Troy on May 5 when he found a man and woman asleep inside. The deputy said he questioned Goudy, the driver, and went behind the vehicle to call in the registration. As he did, Goudy closed the door and drove off along the path.

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When the vehicle encountered heavy brush in its path, Goudy put the vehicle in reverse and nearly hit the deputy before speeding away, the report said. The deputy tried to pursue on his bike but lost sight of the vehicle.

Judge Christopher Gee accepted the guilty pleas, ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing Sept. 4.

Gee was asked to reduce Goudy’s $10,000 bail to a recognizance bond pending sentencing. He ordered a bond check before deciding on the request.

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