On Monday, November 2nd at approximately 10:45 p.m., LaPaz police initiated a traffic stop northbound on US 31 at US6 for a speed violation. The driver of the vehicle, Jerry Doty of Indianapolis, was found to have a license that was suspended with prior convictions. He was placed under arrest for this violation and lodged at the Marshall County Jail with a $750 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.