On Friday evening, April 6, about 4:30 officers with the Plymouth Police Department were dispatched to Walmart for a theft that had just occurred with one of the male subjects involved fleeing the scene.

With a description of the vehicle, Marshall County officers were able to quickly locate it and conduct a traffic stop. The suspect was transported back to Walmart for the investigation.

The two male subject involved in the suspected theft were taken into custody for transport to the County Jail.

MugShot_Cogswell, Steven Jr24 year old Steven Cogswell of Plymouth was arrested for theft.

22 year old Jay Johnson Jr. of Argos was arrested for theft and trespassing. When officers were placing Jay Johnson Jr in the squad car he attempted to flee on foot.  Officer Chad Beatty was able apprehend him after a short foot pursuit.

Cogswell was held on a $750 cash bond and Johnson was given a $750 bond for the theft and a $3,000 bond for Escape from Lawful Detention.


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.