On Thursday, July 27, at approximately 9:00 PM Marshall County Sheriff’s Department deputies and a Culver Police Officer responded to a residence in the 16,000 block of 18B Road in reference to a battery in progress.

Officers identified the suspect of the battery as 28-year-old Ashley Humes of Culver. During an investigation, it was found that Ashley had strangulated and battery another person.  Suspected methamphetamine, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia were also located in Ashley’s vehicle.

Ashley Humes was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked for Strangulation as a Level 6 Felony, Battery with Moderate Bodily Injury as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia as a Class C Misdemeanor.  She 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.