Calif. man faces fugitive from justice charge

Arrested in Sleepy Eye

Aug. 11

BROWN COUNTY — A 37-year-old California man faces felony fugitive from justice from other state and gross misdemeanor giving peace office false name charges in Brown County District Court.

Montey Rockey Woodruff’s bail was set at $10,000 Aug. 14. He remains in custody at the Brown County Jail.

According to court documents, Sleepy Eye Police on patrol on Aug. 11 received information about an individual with a Missouri warrant. The caller said Woodruff had a Texas driver’s license and was staying in Sleepy Eye.

Police looked up his driver’s license photo and recognized seeing Woodruff the previous night at a residence while looking for a different individual with a Brown County warrant. Police and a Brown County deputy went to the residence and observed Woodruff in the living room, who gave the name of “Johony Jay Stokes” and said he didn’t know Woodruff.

“Stokes” was not able to provide any photo identification and was handcuffed. “Stokes” later told officers Johony was his brother before he was transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center on the Missouri warrant and charged with giving a false name to a police officer.

According to documents procured from Perry County, Missouri, Woodruff was charged with felony for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, injury, property damage or second offense. A warrant was issued for his arrest on April 4, 2017. Perry County officials told the Brown County jail administrator Woodruff would be extradited on the charges.