On Thursday, August 3, at approximately 4:00 PM a Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was requested to respond to a residence in the 17,000 block of Birch Road in reference to an original report of an animal complaint.  The call later turned into a public disturbance of a male subject yelling obscenities in the roadway.

County deputies arrived at 17,277 Birch Road and made contact with a male subject identified as 36-year-old James Dawson II of Bourbon. James was found to be intoxicated by alcohol.

During the deputy’s investigation, James communicated a threat to officers to commit a forcible felony with a deadly weapon. He resisted officers before being taken into custody.

James Dawson II was transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked for Intimidation as a Level 5 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Public Intoxication as a Class B Misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct as a Class B Misdemeanor. He was held on a $1,500 cash bond. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Indiana State Police.

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.