LaPaz Police Car

On Thursday, October 15th, LaPaz police initiated a traffic stop on a passenger vehicle traveling southbound on Michigan Road at Vintage Street for a speed violation.

The driver, 37 year old Michael Small of Plymouth was found to have a suspended license with prior convictions.  He also had a warrant issued for his arrest through St. Joseph County for the same offense.  Small was lodged at the Marshall County jail with a bond of $1,505.


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.