ORION TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday December 15th, 2020, Detectives assigned to the Oakland County Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET), executed a search warrant at the Red Roof Inn located at 2766 S. Lapeer Road in Orion Township as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation.
As the search warrant was being executed, the suspect opened the door and Detectives announced their presence. Upon entry, the suspect grabbed the rifle of the first Detective. A second Detective attempted to get the suspect down on the ground and when doing so, the suspect let go of the rifle and was able to take the second Detective’s handgun from him. The suspect was then pinned to the floor and a third Detective was able to get the handgun away from the suspect.
At that point, the suspect was placed in handcuffs and an inventory search was done of the hotel room. Methamphetamine, heroin, narcotic analgesics, packaging material and a digital scale were recovered.
Reginald Todd Anderson, a 29-year-old resident of Pontiac, was taken into custody following the incident.
On December 16th, 2020, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office authorized the following warrants for Reginald Anderson:
• Count 1 – Delivery/Manufacture Methamphetamine – 20-year Felony
• Count 2 – Peace Officer – Disarming Firearm – 10-year Felony
• Count 3 – Possession of Heroin Less Than 25 Grams – 4-year Felony
• Count 4 – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Analogues) – 2-year Felony
• Count 5 – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Analogues) – 2-year Felony
• Count 6 – Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing – 2-year Felony
• Count 7 – Police Officer – Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing – 2-year Felony
Reginald Anderson has a prior criminal history which includes convictions for Retail Fraud – 1st Degree, Retail Fraud– 2nd Degree, Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree, Driving While License Suspended, Embezzlement, and Trespassing.
At the time of the arrest, he had active warrants for Driving While License Suspended out of Bloomfield Township and a warrant for Retail Fraud – 3rd Degree out of Auburn Hills.
“I am proud of this team of Detectives who were put into a high-stress situation and exercised incredible restraint,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “It is a reminder that any situation or suspect can instantaneously become dangerous. Unarmed criminals can be just as lethal when they are able to disarm the police. It is not unusual to have an officer killed with their own weapon in a struggle. This happened to be the tragic outcome for Officer Mason Samborski of the Oak Park Police Department right here in Oakland County. We will ensure this violent criminal is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law for his actions.”
Reginald Anderson was arraigned on Thursday December 17th, 2020, in front of Magistrate Karen Holt at 52-3 District Court. He was given a $100,000 cash surety bond, no 10%. His next court date will be on December 20th, 2020, at 2:00pm in front of the Honorable Judge Lisa Asadoorian.