Two Arrested after Traffic Stop

Crystal Williams
Joseph Bihlmayer

Two Knox residents were arrested overnight Friday after a traffic stop in the area of Rose Road and Lincoln Highway in Marshall County.

Marshall County Police say a K9 searched the 2006 Kia passenger vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics. Officers reportedly found two used syringes under the passenger seat, plus 3.5 grams of heroin hidden underneath the floor carpeting on the driver’s side. Other items of drug paraphernalia were also allegedly collected.

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Culver Man Arrested on Suspicion of Auto Theft

Ronald Bryan Finchum

A Culver man was arrested Wednesday after Marshall County police received a call about an apparent car theft from a residence in the 7,000 block of 11A Road.

An officer with the Bourbon Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle reportedly matching the description of the stolen vehicle. During the course of the investigation, police reportedly found 58-year-old Ronald Bryan Finchum in possession of methamphetamine.

Finchum was booked into the Marshall County Jail on preliminary felony charges of auto theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Cowger Formally Charged after Jail Fight

Zachary Cowger

An inmate in the Marshall County Jail who allegedly hit a police officer during a fight in the jail has been formally charged.

On Sept. 13 at 8:25 p.m., Zachary Cowger, 22, allegedly hit Marshall County Jail Officer Billy Schoff in the head twice during a confrontation in the Marshall County Jail. According to the affidavit for probable cause, Jailer Schoff observed Cowger and another inmate in a pod violating jail rules and Cowger refused to comply with commands given over the intercom. Jailer Schoff left the observation room to confront Cowger when the alleged incident occurred.

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Charges Pending in Intimidation Case

A Plymouth man is in the Marshall County Jail after an alleged intimidation incident.

An officer from the Plymouth Police Department was called to a residence in the 200 block of East Lake Avenue after receiving a call about intimidation with a weapon. The officer spoke to the victim and later found the suspect, Jorden McCoige, a short distance away from the scene.

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Argos Woman Arrested on Burglary, Theft of Firearms Charges

An Argos woman was arrested Friday, July 28 on a warrant that includes several theft and firearms charges.

Police say Jamie Kay Beam, 28, was with an accomplice and pried a garage door open at a residence on N. Maple Street in Argos on Jan. 17, 2017. The owner reported two flat screen televisions stolen as well as nine firearms and a home entertainment subwoofer, according to court documents.

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Charges Pending for Pursuit, Standoff Suspect

Donald Dickson, Jr.

Formal charges are pending against Donald Dickson, Jr. who allegedly led police on a vehicle pursuit and held a woman against her will.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Dickson led police on a chase after he did not stop when a Bremen police officer attempted to pull him over for speeding in the area of West Shore Drive at Lake of the Woods on Saturday evening. The officer noted in the document that the pursuit covered 17.1 miles and speeds reached in excess of 100 mph at times. Police say the driver did not stop at any posted stop signs, disregarded a hidden intersection and drove through three residential yards. Court documents indicate that people were enjoying a large family gathering when Dickson allegedly traveled through the event at a high rate of speed. No one was injured.

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Court Date Pending for Vincent Carnegie

Vincent Carnegie

An initial hearing has not been set in Marshall County Superior Court 2 for a Plymouth man suspected of holding a woman against her will and brandishing a handgun threatening to kill himself and pointing the weapon at police.

The incident happened on Friday, May 26, when Vincent Carnegie allegedly handcuffed a woman while she lay in her bed with her face covered with a washcloth that had been doused in a substance. Carnegie then reportedly forced the woman from the home in the 11,000 block of Michigan Road in Plymouth. They left the residence in her car while she was still in handcuffs, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

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