Marshall County Sheriff, Matt Hassel released the November Jail and Sheriff’s Department report showing the top ten reasons for being incarcerated in the county jail.  

Starting with the tenth place and moving up, reckless driving made the list with 6 offenses.  Tied with reckless driving was possession of meth which ranked 9th and had 6 arrests and number 8 was contempt of court with 6 cases.  Number 7 on the list was theft with 7 arrests.  Number 6 was resisting law enforcement with 10 offenses and that was tied with operator never licensed. Possession of paraphernalia came in at number four on the list of reasons for being arrested with 11 and possession of marijuana was third with 16 cases.  Number two on the list was operating while intoxicated with 21 cases and the number one reason for being lodged in the county jail in November was failure to appear with 28 arrests. 

There was a total of 114 bookings into the jail last month with Argos Police making 1, Bremen Police having 5, Culver Police adding in 3, and the Indiana State Police making 10 arrests.  Officers from the Plymouth Police Department made 27 arrests in November, Community Correction only had 1 arrest and the officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department had 67 bookings into the jail.

The average daily population in the jail during November was 146, not much of a change from 6 months ago in May when it was 147.8 but just a year ago in November 2022 the average population in the jail was 111.7 inmates. 

The jail report on December 13th had 152 inmates, 128 males and 23 females.  Two of those inmates are serving time on civil charges, 4 are serving time for misdemeanor charges, and 45 are serving time on felony charges.  Ninety inmates are being held in the jail as pre-trial, 9 are waiting for arraignment and 1 is being held for another agency.

County police officers investigated 94 property damage accidents in November, 8 personal injury accidents, and 1 fatality.   County officers wrote 177 warnings or citations, conducted 16 security checks, and handled 70 case reports. 

Marshall County’s Central Dispatch received a total of 4,247 calls, 1,219 were 911 calls with 99% being answered in 10 seconds or less.  There were 1,105 service calls for the sheriff’s department in November too. 

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department currently has 1,324 total active warrants to be served.