MugShot_Anthony RicchioOn Thursday, October 22, at approximately 2:00 a.m. an Officer Cooper with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on US 31 near Veterans Parkway.  The driver of the vehicle, 18 year old Anthony Ricchio from Winamac was subsequently arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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.