Ms. Cole was observed by Wal-Mart’s asset protection staff concealing items in her purse. As she attempted to leave the store she was detained by the asset protection staff. Officer McIntyre places Cole in custody and transported her to the Marshall County Jail where she was held on a charge of theft under $100,000. Her bond was set at $3,005 and she has her initial hearing on August 26th.
Officer Joe Deisch located 33 year old Michael P. Sammartano of Argos at Wal-Mart Friday afternoon at 4:34. He was taken into custody for an active arrest warrant through Marshall County for failure to appear on a probation violation. He was held with no bond.
Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an 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.