On May 25th, 2022 the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call about stolen property from the 14000 block of 5th Road in Plymouth.

In July of 2022, the victim in the case reported that he had potentially located two of his stolen items in LaPorte County at an auction house. The auction house is commonly referred to as the Walkerton Sale Barn.

County Police then obtained the information of the seller as Braden Masten, age 19, of Walkerton.  Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Braden Masten.

On Tuesday, January 31st, Braden Masten was arrested by the Rochester Police Department and transferred to Marshall County for the charges of Burglary and Theft. He is currently in the Marshall County Jail with a $1500 cash bond.

***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 by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.