Marshall County Police Sergeant Les McFarland conducted a traffic stop Saturday night, March 17, at approximately 11:55, in the area of US 31 and 13th Road.  Cause for the traffic stop was exceeding the posted speed limit, 82 mph in a 60 mph zone.  During the traffic stop, a substance believed to be marijuana was located. 

MugShot_Kurt Kovatch3-19-1819 year old Kurt Kovatch of Osceola and

19 year old Kyra Hebron of South Bend were arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Possession of Marijuana. They were each given $500 cash bonds that were paid Sunday afternoon and they were released with April 10th court dates in Marshall Superior Court II.  

A case report will be completed and forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor`s Office for review and formal charges being filed. 


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.