Plymouth Police arrested a local man on Tuesday after they were called to a fight at one of the motels on the north end of the city.

Just before 1 a.m. city officers were dispatched to 2535 North Michigan Street, the Economy Inn for a fight in progress. Officers located two males who had been involved in a physical altercation.   

Officer Schieber began an investigation and determined that the intoxicated males had engaged in a verbal altercation before punches were thrown. 

Bill Ortiz, 44 was said to be from Plymouth although his booking information says he is from North Judson.  Ortiz allegedly punched the second male in the face, causing injury. 

Ortiz was taken into custody, transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked in for battery resulting in bodily injury and public intoxication.  He was held on a $500 cash bond. 

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