Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel released the October Jail and Sheriff’s Department report.
The report lists the top 10 reasons why individuals were booked into jail last month. Starting at #10 was Battery with 5 bookings followed by Maintaining a Common Nuisance with 6 bookings and Driving While Suspended also with 6 bookings. The 7th issue for booking into the jail was Possession of Paraphernalia with 7 arrests followed by #6 which was Theft with 9 bookings. The top ten offenses were #5 Operator Never Licensed with 10 charges, #4 Possession of Methamphetamine with 13 bookings followed by #3 Possession of Marijuana also with 13. The number two reason was Failure to Appear with 14 arrests and #1 was Operating While Intoxicated with 19 bookings.
In October there were 111 bookings into the Marshall County Jail with Argos Police arresting 2, Bourbon Police making 5 arrests and Bremen Police Officers arresting 3. Officers with the Culver Police Department made 5 arrests, Troopers with the ISP made 10 arrests, Community Corrections had 3 arrests, and officers with the Plymouth Police Department made 33 arrests. Officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department had 50 arrests.
The average daily population for the Marshall County Jail in October was 144 inmates. On Jail Report Day, November 7th there were 142 inmates in the jail with 2 inmates serving time on civil charges, 4 inmates serving time on misdemeanor charges, and 47 serving felony charges. There were 81 pre-trail inmates, 4 awaiting arraignment, and 4 more being held for another agency.
Looking at the average daily population which was 144 in October, looking back 6 months to April 2023 the average daily population was 144.4, and one year ago in October 2022 it was 125.8.
Officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department investigated 99 accidents in October, 93 were property damage, 5 involved personal injury and there was 1 fatality. County officers issued 93 warnings and or citations, conducted 10 security checks, and did 55 case reports.
There are currently 1,331 active warrants waiting to be serviced in the county.
The Marshall County 911 Central Dispatch Center received a total of 3,453 calls in October with 1,253 being for 911. Of those 1,253 911 calls, 99.28% of them were answered in 10 seconds or less. There were 1,083 service calls for the Sheriff’s Department in October 2023.