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Traffic Stop Ends with Arrest

May 1, 2014

05/02/14 On Saturday, April 26 at approximately 2:10 A.M. an officer with the Marshall County Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Oakhill Avenue near the intersection of Nutmeg Road.  During the investigation Marshall County Police Canine, Arras was deployed and indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle located a substance believed to be heroin as well as needles and other paraphernalia.   The driver of the vehicle, 25 year old David Rhoades of Plymouth was arrested.  He was also offered a certified alcohol test which he refused.  He was lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Syringe, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Controlled Substance, and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person.  A Probable Cause Affidavit was filed and bond was set at $5,000.


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