MugShot_Jose Mendoza-Martinez

On Saturday, October 7th, at 4:10 in the morning Marshall County Police Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a silver 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in the area of US 30 and Iris Road.

As the officer stopped the vehicle, a male driver got out of the vehicle and switched seats with a female passenger as the officer was pulling behind them.  The male, identified as 28 year old Jose Mendoza Martinez of South Bend was found to be operating a vehicle without ever receiving a driver`s license.  He was taken to the Marshall County Jail and held on a $250 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.