Accident Injures Motorcyclist in Marshall County

A Plymouth man sustained serious injuries in an accident on State Road 17 and Pioneer Drive in Marshall County.

On Monday morning shortly after 10 a.m., Marshall County police say Mary Large of Plymouth was turning north in her Ford truck onto Pioneer Drive and failed to yield to the right of way. She reportedly turned into Clint Maddox of Plymouth who was riding his motorcycle westbound on State Road 17. The impact ejected Maddox from his motorcycle. Police say he sustained significant injuries. He was airlifted from the scene.

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One Injured in Marshall County Accident

A Michigan man was injured in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Road 17 and 12th Road in Marshall County on Monday afternoon.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Addyson Allyn of Plymouth crossed into the lane of travel of Gary Reynolds of Edwardsburg, Michigan. Allyn’s Ford Explorer hit Reynolds’ white box truck head on in the collision.

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Child, Dog Owner Bitten in Dog Attack

A Knox boy was injured Thursday evening after being attacked by a dog at the Jellystone Campground in Plymouth.

After an investigation, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies say the boy went to a neighbor’s lot when the dog bit him. The 10-year-old was transported to the hospital for the injuries he sustained in the incident. The owner of dog was also bitten when he attempted to assist in the attack, according to police. The owner refused medical assistance.

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North Liberty Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving

Melody Farnsworth

A North Liberty woman was booked into the Marshall County Jail after she was allegedly driving her vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies received a phone call shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday about a driver hitting a parked car in the parking lot at the LaPaz Café. When officers arrived at the scene they say they found Melody Farnsworth passed out behind the wheel.

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Two Airlifted after High Speed Collision in Marshall County

Two people were airlifted after a two-car accident on U.S. 31 north of 4A Road in Marshall County at the 230 mile marker on Monday morning.

According to officials from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred around 9:40 a.m. when a passenger car driven by Braden Taylor, 20, of Bourbon, rear-ended a Chevy Blazer driven by 55-year-old Kevin Wynn of Monterey.

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Intoxicated Drivers Arrested after Accident

Jacob Castilla
Donald Boyd

Two men were arrested after they were allegedly found to be impaired after a car accident.

Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle accident on Olive Trail at 13th Road just after midnight on Sunday. Police say the occupant of the vehicle left the scene in another vehicle but the occupants were found a short distance from the crash site.

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Plymouth Teen Dies after Sustaining Head Injury

Officials with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Marshall and Allen County Coroner’s Offices are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who reportedly fell off his bicycle and sustained a head injury.

On Friday, June 9, just before 5 p.m., deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene at the Inwood Mobile Home Park on Hawthorn Road just south of U.S. 30 in Plymouth. Police say they received information that a 13-year-old boy fell from a bicycle and struck his head on the ground near part of the driveway of the park.

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Marshall County Sheriff Asks for Job Description Waiver

A new officer at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will be attending the Law Enforcement Academy but his attendance had to be approved by the Marshall County Commissioners.

Sheriff Matt Hassel asked the commissioners to waive the age requirement to attend the academy as listed in the job description in the county employee handbook. Colin Smith is only 20 years old and the handbook requires a candidate to be at least 21 years of age. Smith will be turning 21 later this month. The academy takes trainees at the age of 18.

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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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Plymouth Man Charged with Dealing Meth

Wesley Henry

A Plymouth man is the Marshall County Jail after officers allegedly found him in possession of drugs.

A patrolman with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of officers from the Plymouth Police Department, executed an arrest warrant at the Red Rock Inn on Saturday evening. When Wesley Drew Henry, 27, was placed into police custody on a warrant, officers allegedly found several grams of methamphetamine and marijuana in his possession along with drug paraphernalia.

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South Bend Man Arrested in Theft, Pursuit Incident

A South Bend man was taken into custody early Monday morning after allegedly stealing items from a Plymouth business and fleeing.

A Walmart representative notified police of a theft from the store. Police say the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Sulton Williams, pushed a cart full of unpaid items out of the store and into an awaiting vehicle with a male driver. Williams reportedly put a computer, DVD player and some cat food into the white Ford Fusion, but left behind other items and fled in the vehicle.

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Missing Elderly Man Returned Safely to Family Members

A two-car accident in Marshall County Thursday morning helped reunite a missing elderly man with his family.

Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on U.S. 6 and Michigan Street in Lapaz at about 5:31 a.m. Police say that 21-year-old Austin Mahoney was traveling west on U.S. 6 when he approached a stopped vehicle partially parked in the roadway. As Mahoney attempted to go by the vehicle, the driver, an elderly man from Michigan, opened his driver’s door quickly. According to the report, Mahoney could not stop in time and hit the door with his vehicle.

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Georgetown Man Arrested after Alleged Battery Incident

Nicholas Tharp

Deputies from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about an alleged battery and possible robbery incident early Tuesday morning at the Jellystone Campground in Plymouth.

According to police, the victim, who sustained substantial facial injuries in the reported incident, identified the suspect as Nicholas Terrell Tharp, 29, of Georgetown, Indiana. Tharp was located within the campground. After an investigation, Tharp was booked into the Marshall County Jail on a preliminary charge of battery with moderate bodily injuries

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department to Host Youth Camp

Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel invites area youth to attend the 2017 Law Enforcement Camp on Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25.

Counselors from law enforcement agencies throughout the county will host a variety of activities for the area’s children to experience. Camp activities include law enforcement displays, career-oriented classes, leadership skills, obstacle courses, firearms training, and other activities during the three-day event at Potowatomi Wildlife Park in Tippecanoe.

Deputy and Camp Counselor Travis O’Neal from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department said the Elkhart City Police Department’s Bomb Squad will host a demonstration.

“The campers will get to see all of the equipment they’re using and they will set of some explosives,” said O’Neal.

Deputy and Camp Counselor Ryan Hollopeter added the officers will teach campers integrity, discipline and respect when attending this camp.

“All of that comes together at the academy,” said Hollopeter. “As chiefs and sheriffs hire new deputies, that’s what they look for. We work that into this camp. It’s not like a boot camp, but they are going to be exposed to that organization and held accountable.”

Sheriff Hassel invites adults to attend just to get in on all of the fun.

There is no fee to attend the camp. Food for the event is being donated and the hands to prepare it will come from volunteers. There is an insurance cost for the camp and any donations toward that fee can be made by contacting Sheriff Hassel at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

Applications are available at the sheriff’s department and on the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page.