On Sunday morning February 13th at approximately 2:50 in the morning Marshall County Central Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a roll over crash that occurred near the intersection of U.S. 6 and Lilac Road. Marshall County Police responded to the scene and through an investigation conducted by Officer Hollopeter it was determined that alcohol was a contributing factor to the single vehicle crash.
The driver and the only occupant of the vehicle was 37-year-old Shantelle Burress of Granger. She was arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated Endangering a Person as an A-Misdemeanor.
During the investigation, James Burress, 31, had arrived to check on his wife, Shantelle Burress. James Burress was also in a state of intoxication and further investigation was conducted. He was also arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated Endangering a Person as an A-Misdemeanor.
Shantelle Burress and her husband James were both held in the Marshall County Jail on $1,500 cash bonds. Their bonds were paid late Sunday afternoon and they were released with initial hearings scheduled on February 22nd for Shantelle and March 1st for James Burress.
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 jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.