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Mishawaka Man Arrested, in Possession of 43.5 grams of Cocaine

November 14, 2012

  11/15/12 This past Saturday night about 9 a female transient at the Pilot truck Stop contacted an off-duty officer with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Reserve and reported that her boyfriend had battered her.  County officers were dispatched and a battery report was taken. The female was intoxicated and taken into custody and lodged in the County Jail.

About 10 p.m. Monday she was released from the jail with no judicial review.  She called for a ride to take her home and it was determined that the same offender that had battered her two nights earlier was coming to pick her up.  Through the diligence of the dispatchers with the Sheriff’s Department, officers were contacted and a subsequent traffic stop was made on the vehicle as it pulled into the front entrance of the jail.

38 year old Jerome Harris of Mishawaka was taken into custody. During the inventory of Harris’ vehicle it was discovered that he was in possession of approximately 43.5 grams of cocaine along with items used for the sale and distribution of narcotics. Harris was booked into the Marshall County Jail for dealing in cocaine…greater than 3 grams a class A felony, possession of cocaine over 3 grams a class C felony, and domestic battery a class A misdemeanor.

A probable cause affidavit was signed by a judge on November 13th and his bond was set at $10,000.

3 Responses to “ Mishawaka Man Arrested, in Possession of 43.5 grams of Cocaine ”

  1. Kathy Bottorff on November 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

    No judicial review means the officer didn’t get the paperwork submitted within the 48 hour peoriod to the prosecutor. This was not a nice thing to do…she will be charged as soon as the paperwork is finished.

  2. jlcrn on November 22, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Wow, I seriously hope you’re joking. That woman was lodged at the jail because she had no place else to go. If you actually read the article it says “she was released with no judicial review.” AKA they gave her a place to stay safely without pursuing criminal charges. They did this woman a great service by arresting a man that beat her. All that aside, this man is a DRUG DEALER. There was no entrapment, if that moron was stupid enough to pull up to the SHERIFF’S DEPT with 43 grams of cocaine then he deserves to be arrested for a long list of reasons. I personally applaud the officers of the Sheriff’s Dept for getting this felon off the street and also for doing your jobs in helping to protect a woman that has been physically abused.

  3. spug on November 19, 2012 at 8:44 am

    This is the most pathetic story I have ever heard. I really am ashamed of the Marshall County Police Department. Why don’t you do something more valuable with you time.

    A woman gets beat and left on the side of the road, walks to the nearest gas station to call the police. The police get there and arrest her for public intoxication. They then wait for her husband to come pick her up from the jail and arrest him pulling in to the parking lot. As police your job and everything you stand behind is “to protect and to serve” You obviously failed that lady miserably here and not to mention the way you arrested her husband is entrapment no matter what charges you put behind it.