On Wednesday, June 14, Detective Sergeant Jonathan Bryant with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Lincolnway and Jefferson Street at about 7:30 a.m.

The driver of the vehicle, 38-year-old Johnathan Nifong, was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was operating a vehicle with a false and fictitious registration. Officers also located suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Johnathan Nifong was subsequently arrested and booked into the Marshall County Jail with Criminal Charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended with a prior.  He was held on a $1,500 cash bond.   

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere 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.