A suspect in several Culver area thefts is jailed in Marshall County after apparently picking a bad place to take a nap. An officer from the Marshall County Police Department reportedly found Russell A. Prosser sleeping in a car in the Lapaz McDonald’s parking lot around 4:30 Monday morning. The car matched the description of one that was part of several thefts and a foot chase in Culver on Sunday, according to the arrest report. A rifle and several items believed to have been part of the theft and subsequent chase in Culver were reportedly visible through the car window. Prosser is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to several prior serious felony convictions. He was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Officers obtained a search warrant for Prosser’s car and reportedly found several items that had apparently been stolen the previous evening in Culver. Additional charges are pending.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.