On Wednesday, November 22nd, 44 year old Earl Anthony Wessel was recognized by Plymouth Police Officer John Weir when he was driving by Packard Woods. The officer knew there were warrants for his arrest and he also knew that Wessel had a suspended license with a prior charge because he had never received a valid driver’s license.
Wessel was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged on a warrants for Invasion of Privacy with a Permanent Protection Order, Stalking violation of protection order and an unrelated Invasion of Privacy along with the new charge of Driving While suspended with a prior. Bonds were set at $3,000 $750 and another $3000 all cash.
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.