On Tuesday, December 15th at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon, LaPaz Police initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango for an equipment violation. The driver, Ismael Velazquez-Ramirez was found to be unlicensed and adjudged a habitual traffic violator for life. He was incarcerated at the Marshall County Jail with a $1,500 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.