MugShot_Rodgers, JamesThursday, July 11th, 2019 just before 2:00 a.m., Officer Wozniak with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white 2002 Ford truck that pulled into the Economy Inn at 2535 North Michigan Street in Plymouth.

The vehicle stopped and the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. During the foot pursuit, the officer discharged his Taser and after a short time, the subject was taken into custody with the assistance of Plymouth Police.

The driver, 50 year old James L. Rodgers of Bremen, was found to be operating a vehicle with a lifetime suspension of his driving privileges and was found to be under the influence of alcohol and narcotics. A suspected crack cocaine pipe with residue was located in the vehicle, along with open alcohol containers.

James Rodgers was transported to the Hospital for a chemical test and then taken to the Marshall County Jail and booked for operating a vehicle with a lifetime suspension, operating a vehicle with a BAC of .15 or more, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering, operating a vehicle while intoxicated controlled substance, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and resisting law enforcement.  He was held on a $3,000 cash bond.


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