On Friday, September 11th at approximately 4:49 P.M. the Plymouth Police were dispatched to Walmart for a theft that had occurred. During the course of the investigation Officer Finn with the Plymouth Police Department located the suspected vehicle at Murphy’s Gas Station and conducted a traffic stop. 31 year old Robert Johnson Jr. of South Bend was taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance. Also taken into custody was 27 year old Mercedes Smith of South Bend for theft, false informing and an outstanding warrant in St. Joseph County. Both subjects were transported to the Marshall County Jail where bonds were 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