Once on scene Officer Smith and Officer Ayala conducted an investigation. Following the investigation 44 year old Chad Smith of Plymouth was arrested for Domestic Battery in front of a minor, Animal Cruelty, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
Smith became extremely uncooperative several times during the investigation, he was lodged in the Marshall County Jail with a cash bond of $3,005.
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.