On Sunday, May 28th at about 10:15 p.m. Officer Nick Fobert of the Culver Police Department was dispatched to 401 West Mill Street in Culver. Marshall County Community Corrections (MCCC) had reported the tampering of a monitoring device that had been placed on a juvenile male who was currently being monitored by MCCC.
While investigating at the scene, the Culver officer was met by Community Corrections Director Ward Byers at the residence. During the on-scene investigation, the male juvenile struck Officer Fobert in the facial area and then fled the residence on foot. Officer Fobert and Director Byers pursued the juvenile on foot where he attempted to get into an unattended vehicle at another nearby property, then continued fleeing on foot. The juvenile was eventually apprehended within a few blocks by the Culver officer and the Community Corrections Director.
Custody of the juvenile was initially transferred to an officer with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department for transport from the scene.
Officer Fobert was transported to the Plymouth hospital where he was treated for facial injuries and later released.
The Culver Police Department was assisted by Marshall County Community Corrections, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, and Culver-Union Township EMS.
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