A Wausau man is facing charges, after police say he impersonated an officer in an attempt to get his daughter released from jail.
63-year-old Bradley Woodward has been charged with impersonating a peace officer and obstructing an officer after a November incident at the Marathon County jail. The complaint says Woodward called the jail requesting reduced charges and a signature bond for his daughter, 28-year-old Autumn Woodward. Woodward tried to tell jailers he was an officer in training, but could not prove his claims. Jailers quickly became suspicious and refused to go along with Woodward’s wishes.
Autumn Woodward was in jail for allegedly taking 137 items worth over $1,400 from a Walmart. She was released December 2nd on a $1,500 signature bond and will be back in court for a pretrial hearing February 6th. She has a lengthy record of past thefts, obstructing officer, and drug charges.
Bradley Woodward also has a past record of thefts plus a cocaine delivery conviction. He will be in court for a preliminary hearing on the new charges February 11th and is scheduled for a March 19th jury trial.
Larry Lee, WSAU