Russell Prosser Convicted in Marshall County Trial

A Marshall County jury convicted a defendant on several charges in a two-day trial in Marshall County Superior Court.

The jury members deliberated over three hours and found Russell Prosser guilty on one count of possession of stolen property, one count of resisting law enforcement, four counts of unauthorized entry of motor vehicles and four counts of theft of items found in those vehicles.

Prosser was arrested on Dec. 9, 2013 after he had stolen items out of cars from a number of Culver residents the previous evening. He also led police in a foot pursuit. He was apprehended the next day after he was found sleeping in his truck in the McDonald’s parking lot in LaPaz.

Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman called over 19 witnesses and submitted 97 exhibits into the record during the course of the trial.

Marshall County Superior Court No. 2 Judge Dean Colvin set sentencing for later in November after a pre-sentence investigation and report is prepared and filed. Prosser faces a maximum sentence of four years due to statutory of limitations.

Until then, Prosser awaits trial to begin Nov. 12 on two counts of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and a sentencing enhancement charge of being an habitual offender. On those charges, Prosser faces a maximum of 70 years in prison. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt on those charges.