On Thursday, February 1, at approximately 08:45 in the morning, Plymouth Police Officer Lovely was patrolling on Randolph Street and attempted to make a traffic stop on an orange Ford Ranger. The vehicle fit the description of a person that attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill at Family Express. The Ford Ranger, driven by 42-year-old Jeffrey Jackson of Michigan Road in Plymouth did not stop or pull over when the officer activated his emergency lights and siren.
The Ranger was pinned in by two Plymouth Police patrol vehicles. The suspect tried ramming both squads but was unable to get free.
Jeffrey Jackson was removed from the vehicle and was given field sobriety testing and then transported to Saint Joseph Hospital for a certified blood test.
Jackson was transported to the Marshall County Jail and lodged for battery with a deadly weapon as a level 5 felony, habitual traffic violator as a level 6 felony, counterfeit bills as a level 6 felony, resisting law enforcement as a level 6 felony, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior as a level 6 felony, operating a vehicle while intoxicated above .08 as a class A misdemeanor, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment as a class A misdemeanor, resisting law enforcement as a class A misdemeanor, and theft as a class A misdemeanor. Jackson’s cash bond was set at $10,000.
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.