03/19/14 On Sunday, March 16th at 1:47 A.M. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received information of an underage drinking party taking place at 13773 2A Road in Plymouth. Sheriff’s Deputies Ryan Hollopeter and K-9 Deputy Brandon Cooper along with the Indiana State Police responded to the residence to investigate. Through the investigation it was determined that there was in fact a group of young adults and three juveniles illegally consuming alcohol at the residence. There was also evidence of marijuana usage inside the residence.
The following individuals were arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol a class C misdemeanor: 18 year old Zachary Hostetler of Plymouth, 18 year old Rex Budzielek of Lakeville, 18 year old Howard Borton of Lakeville, 19 year old Tyler Thompson of Lakeville, 18 year old Jordan Hoober of Plymouth, 18 year old Gage Chapman of Mishawaka and 19 year old Devin Johnson of Plymouth. All seven subjects were transported to the Marshall County Jail and held on $255 bonds each. Since their arrests all seven subjects have been released after posting bond the same day and all received court dates to appear in Marshall Superior Court II on April 29th.
The parents of the three juveniles involved were contacted and asked to respond to the residence to pick up their children. Reports for the juveniles were completed and forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marshall County Probation Department for further proceedings.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.