About 12:20 Wednesday morning, February 7th the Marshall County Sheriff`s Department received a report of a male and female in an argument and physical fight in Apartment 3.
When Officers arrived on scene they learned that the female subject, had been battered and strangled by her boyfriend, Michael Woodruff 30 of Plymouth. Michael had fled the scene on foot before officers arrived but was later found hiding in a tree near the residence.
Woodruff was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for Domestic Battery and Strangulation and held on a $3,000 cash bond.
The Marshall County Sheriff`s Department was assisted by Bourbon Police.
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.