On Monday December 19th, at 12:02 A.M. Sgt. Nick Laffoon of the Marshall County Police Department was working DUI Taskforce on U.S. 31 near U.S. 30. He conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation.
During the traffic stop probable cause was found that the offender had operated a vehicle while intoxicated and had a license status of suspended-prior.
A probable cause search of the vehicle yielded a small amount of suspected illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The offender, 22 year old Tyler Marcial of Bourbon was lodged at the Marshall County Jail on a $3,000 cash bond for Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Operating While Intoxicated, and Driving While Suspended with a prior.
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.