Last month the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department obtained information about a Domestic and Child exchange dispute at a residence on Thorn Road, in Marshall County.

Officers responded to the scene. During the investigation, it was allegedly revealed that at another time, 33-year-old Kenneth Barnett of 461 Thorn Road, Walkerton, allegedly had thrown a knife at the victim causing injury to her.

A report was completed and forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Formal charges were completed, and an arrest warrant was issued for Kenneth Barnett.

On Monday, July 31, at about 5:30 in the afternoon, the arrest warrant was served on Kenneth S. Barnett.  Barnett was booked into the Marshall County Jail for Battery committed with a deadly weapon, and Criminal Recklessness with a deadly weapon.  He is being held on a $10,000 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.