On Thursday, August 10th, at 7:18 P.M. officers from the Marshall County Police Department and Argos Police responded to the 14,000 block of 20A Road, near Argos. The original call was for a battery that had taken place at an address in this area.
During the investigation, it was found that 30-year-old Heather M. Blacklaw of the Argos address on 20A Road had allegedly battered residents at the address.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Heather in a camper that she had been staying in on the property. They also found that the camper was now on fire.
Blacklaw was removed from the camper and detained at the scene. During the incident, she resisted officers multiple times, and at one point fled from a patrol vehicle where she was being detained in. Officers were able to get her back into custody after a brief struggle.
Fire and EMS crews responded to extinguish the fire. The camper is believed to be a total loss because of the fire.
Heather was transported to Saint Joseph Hospital in Plymouth for medical treatment. As a result of the investigation, she was then transported to the Marshall County Jail where she was lodged for Escape and Battery on a Public Service Official causing injury as level 5 Felonies, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, and Deception Legend Drug as level 6 Felonies, Resisting Law Enforcement and Domestic Battery as class A Misdemeanors and Criminal Mischief as a class B Misdemeanor. Her cash bond was set at $1,500.
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.