A Southington man is currently serving 14 days in prison after officers said he acted belligerent at the T.A. truck stop last week when asked to leave and proceeded to destory the police department's booking camera following his arrest.
Terry Woodyard, address unknown, is serving his sentence at Hartford Correctional Center, according to records available through Bristol Superior Court. Woodyard pleaded guilty to one count of breach of peace.
Southington police reports said the 26-year-old was taken into custody around 3 a.m. on Sept. 25 following an incident at the Travel Centers of America truck stop, Southington Travel Center, on the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Plantsville. According to the report, Wooyard was visibly drunk at the time.
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Witnesses told police that Woodyard "was aggressive" as he requested a ride from visitors at the travel center.
The Southington police report said officers responding asked him to leave and he refused, then proceeded to fight them when they attempted to lead him out of the travel center.
After taking him to the station to book him, officers said Monday that he lunged at the camera used to take mug shots and proceeded to break both the flash and camera stand.
Police arrest reports indicate he was initially booked on charges of first-degree criminal trespassing, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree criminal mischief but those charges were changed as a result of a plea agreement.
Woodyard is scheduled to remain incarcerated at the Hartford Correctional Center until Oct. 7, state Department of Correction records show.
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