On Thursday, January 4th Plymouth Police Officer Ben McIntyre was dispatched to the Marshall County Probation Department to apprehend a client for a probation violation. 40 year old Douglas Mattice of South Bend had failed a drug screen. He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail and held on a $500 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.