On Tuesday, April 4th, 2023, at approximately 7:45 in the morning, the Marshall County Central Dispatch Center received a report of a burglary that had occurred at a residence in the 13,000 block of 6A Road north of Plymouth. Officers investigating the incident found evidence that a person had forced entry into the home. The house had been ransacked and numerous items were reported missing from the residence.
On the same day at approximately (4/4/23) 12:15 in the afternoon, the Central Dispatch Center received a report of a male subject that had just fled from a residence in the 6000 block of Michigan Road. The initial call said that the owners of the residence were not home, and he believed the male had burglarized the residence. One of the witnesses followed the male, while he fled west from the property.
A few minutes later, an off-duty officer with the Marshall County Police Department arrived in the area. That officer located and detained the male on 6A Road west of Michigan Road. He was identified as Christopher L. Scott, age 37, of Plymouth. A subsequent search of Christopher Scott’s person yielded several items of property that were later found that have been taken from the Michigan Road residence. Mr. Scott was then transported from the scene and lodged at the Marshall County Jail.
A short time later, Detectives from the Marshall County Police Department arrived at the residence on Michigan Road. Detectives found evidence of forced entry and extensive damage to the interior of the home. During the investigation, the Detective found evidence that the perpetrator had spent an extended amount of time in the residence.
Information learned during the initial investigation of both burglaries lead Detectives to draft a search warrant for a room at the Economy Inn in Plymouth. The search of that hotel room revealed items of stolen property from both burglaries along with suspected controlled substances.
As a result of the investigation of these burglaries, Christopher L. Scott from the 900 block of West Adams Street in Plymouth has been lodged in the Marshall County Jail on initial charges of 2 counts of Burglary as a level 4 felony, 2 counts of Theft as a level 6 felony, 2 counts of Criminal Mischief as class A misdemeanors, and Possession of a Controlled Substance as a class A misdemeanor. He is currently being held on a $10,000 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 jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.