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Marion sheriff vows to catch man who shot at detective during traffic stop

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods made it quite clear Wednesday that he won’t be happy until a man who shot at one of his detectives is behind bars.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods asked area residents on Wednesday to help him locate 20-year-old Nathaniel James Woodruff, who is accused of shooting at a detective Tuesday during a traffic stop. Woods made the request during his ‘Wanted by Woods Wednesday’ segment on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page.
Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for 20-year-old Nathaniel James Woodruff, who is accused of shooting at a detective during a traffic stop Tuesday. He was last seen driving a silver 2002 BMW 325XI with license tag Z5353U.

Woods, speaking during his regular “Wanted by Woods Wednesday” segment on the sheriff’s office’s Facebook page, said he and his deputies are looking for 20-year-old Nathaniel James Woodruff. Woods said Woodruff, who was driving a silver 2002 BMW 325XI with license tag Z5353U at the intersection of NW 110th Avenue and West Hwy. 40, took a shot Tuesday at one of his detectives during a traffic stop. The detective wasn’t injured.

“We need to get this violent individual off our streets,” Woods said.

Anyone with information about Woodruff or his whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (352) 732-9111 or Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP (7867) and reference 21-08 in your tip. If your tip leads to his arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.