The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a reckless driver in the area of 1300 Academy Drive on the Culver Military Academy property just before 4 Thursday afternoon.
The caller told dispatch the vehicle, a white Ford SUV, was being driven by a female and she was possibly impaired. While checking the area for the suspect vehicle, the sheriff’s department received another call west of Culver Military Academy on State Road 10 in reference to a male subject knocking on doors. The caller advised the male was intoxicated and soaking wet.
Marshall County Police Detective Sgt. Jordan Rans and Culver Police Chief Wayne Bean located the reckless driver on East Shore Drive north of 18B Road.
Patrolmen Blake Bennett and Tony Bragg located the male subject in question on State Road 10.
Further investigation revealed that the female reckless driver and the male had been in the same vehicle with their 2-year-old child and an argument ensued. The male got out of the vehicle and the female left the area.
It was also discovered that the female was intoxicated. 34-year-old Cheryl Straws pf Troy, IL was arrested and lodged in the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangering as an A Misdemeanor, Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated – .15% or more as an A Misdemeanor, and Neglect of a Dependent as a Level 6 Felony.
Vincente Yanez, 34, of Williamsburg, VA was arrested for Neglect of a Dependent as a Level 6 Felony and Public Intoxication as a B Misdemeanor.
The Department of Child Services was contacted and took custody of the juvenile and the Marshall County Humane Society took possession of a dog inside the vehicle.
Straws and Yanez were each held on $1,500 cash bonds.
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.