Plymouth Police Officers were dispatched to 2535 North Michigan Street, the Economy Inn on Wednesday, April 5th at about 10:30 in the morning for the report of a battery. 

Officer John Weir observed Paul Howard, 48, of the motel walking away from the area.  He stopped Howard for a conversation while Officer Derifield was speaking to the victims. 

City officers determined that Paul Howard had violated a no-contact order and battered another female.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail where he was lodged for Invasion of Privacy and Battery and held on a $1,500 cash bond. 

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