Northern Michigan Man To Face Federal Charges For Stabbing Officer At Casino
According to the FBI complaint filed in the case, 37-year-old Aaron Martin Vorac stabbed a tribal officer with a pen and is now facing federal criminal charges.
A Northern Michigan man is facing one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding a federal officer after reports say the man attacked a tribal officer at Odawa Casino in Petoskey, MI.
According to the compliant the incident happened on January 15th at 4:30 p.m. after Vorac's wife (Carla Michele Weiskopf) was intoxicated and urinated in her clothes at the craps table. Weiskeoph was then denied further alcohol service and police believed they both had left the property.
Shortly after leaving the property they attempted to enter the casino and were denied. Weiskopf returned to her vehicle and they both allegedly drove back to the front entrance and tried to once again reenter the casino. Tribal police arrived on the scene at that point Officer Closser and asked for identification. Vorac replied that they would be leaving, but due to the officer believing Vorac and Weiskopf were intoxicated they were not free to leave.
Vorac exited the vehicle and approached the officer. Weiskopf attempted to protect her husband and also exited the vehicle. Closser attempted to protect himself by putting his hands up and requested Vorac to remove his hands from his front pocket of his hoodie. When Closser attempted to arrest Vorac a physical alteration occurred. Vorack and the tribal officer fell to the ground and Vorack got on top of the officer and stated he was going to stab the officer with a pen.
Casino security called 911 as the officer and Vorac was stabbed multiple times in the chest with a pen and also punched in the groin. A casino security employee was also injured while attempting to keep Weikopf away from Closser.
Vorac is currently free on a $25,000 unsecured bond. The case is now set for a scheduling conference on January 27th. If convicted Vorac could face 1-20 years in prison.