Officer Jeremy Enyart discovered that the victim had been battered while at a friend’s home on North Michigan Street. The victim had obvious physical injuries and was transported by Plymouth EMS to the emergency room for further examination.
The officer located the suspect, 22 year old Matthew R. Gaines at his residence at 826 North Michigan Street and transported him to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury and held on a $750.00 cash 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.