On Monday, May 9th about 12:20 in the afternoon Marshall County Central Dispatch received a call requesting officers conduct a welfare check on a female at Gatewood Mobile Home Trailer Park in LaPaz.

When officers arrived, they made contact with the female at the lot. Officers also located 26-year-old Dakota Wayne Elder of Knox at the lot. Officer Ayala learned that a protection order was in place and Mr. Elder was in violation of the order by being at the residence with the female.

Officer Ayala took Dakota Elder into custody and transported him to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department where he was booked for Invasion of Privacy.

Dakota Elder was given a court date and will be eligible to bond at $505 after a mandatory twenty-four-hour hold.

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.