On Monday, February 12, at approximately 2:30 in the morning, Sergeant Les McFarland with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop on Joshua Rudd, age 23, in the area of Michigan Road and US 6 for exceeding the posted speed limit and having expired plates.
During the traffic stop, it was believed that Mr. Rudd was intoxicated. He was transported to the hospital for a chemical test and then arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated and Operating While Intoxicated, prior offense.
The bond for Joshua Rudd was set at $1,500. A case report will be completed and forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor`s Office for review and formal criminal charges being completed.
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.