On Wednesday, May 10, just after 5:00 A.M. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a van or “longer vehicle” with no taillights all over the roadway in the area of U.S. 6 and King Road. This vehicle was reportedly traveling eastbound on U.S. 6 and further information was provided that said it had slowed to 35 MPH.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Deputies eventually located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on it. The driver of the vehicle refused to pull over resulting in the deployment of stop sticks on the vehicle.

The stop sticks were effective with the vehicle stopping near Bremen on U.S. 6 with Bremen Police Officers and Nappanee Police Officers assisting Marshall County Deputies with the occupant of the vehicle.

The driver refused to exit the vehicle and sprayed officers with an unknown liquid. The driver was eventually taken into custody and identified as Craig E. Andrews,55, of New York.  He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and later lodged in the Marshall County Jail on a $1,500 cash bond for Resisting Law Enforcement w/ a Vehicle; Resisting Law Enforcement; Battery on Law Enforcement; Possession of Marijuana.

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.