On Friday, March 6th at 10:06 A.M. Officer Church with the Plymouth Police Department witnessed an accident resulting in personal injury in the area of Walnut Street and Garro Street. The victim of the incident was riding their bicycle and was struck by a Toyota Camry that left the scene. The vehicle in question was observed traveling away from the area and a traffic stop was made. The driver identified as 52 year old Cecil Smith of Walkerton was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was held on the charge of Failure to Stop After an Accident Resulting in Injury and booked on a $505 bond. Smith was later released later that day after posting bond.
Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere 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.