On Sunday, August 30th at approximately 6:30 A.M. Marshall County Sheriff`s Deputy Bennett responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 20,000 block of 8th Road. Upon arriving to the area the suspected vehicle was sitting stationary in the middle of the westbound lane facing the wrong direction. Deputy Benneett noticed an unconscious male subject sitting in the driver seat. The male subject, identified as 20 year old, Lakoda Filson of Culver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances. Mr. Filson was Taken into custody and transported to St. Joseph Regional Hospital for a chemical test. Filson was later booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering a Person and Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage by a Minor with bond set at $1,505.
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.