About 9:30 in the morning Office John Weir initiated a traffic stop on a Chevy Cavalier. 29 year old Eric Tillman of Rochester was known to him to have an active warrant out of Fulton County. Mr. Tillman was taken into custody and held for Fulton County.
Officer Chad Beatty responded to a dispatch of an unwanted guest at 1117 Walnut Street about 3:30 in the afternoon. 53 year old Lester Pratt of the Walnut Street address was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Kentucky for child support. Mr. Pratt was taken to the Marshall County Jail to wait for extradition.
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.