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Ferguson, Donohue Surrender at Marshall County Jail

Published: July 9th, 2014


The former president and chief financial officer of the now closed business, Stone Creek Homes, Inc. of Plymouth, surrendered themselves to the Marshall County Jail Monday night.

Marshall County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Nelson Chipman told WKVI News that David A. Ferguson and Alan G. Donohue surrendered to the Marshall County Sheriff at 5 p.m. ET on Monday and bonded out of the jail a little while later. The pair each had a cash bond of $15,000.

Warrants for their arrest were issued recently. In January, a grand jury heard evidence against Ferguson and Donohue gathered by investigators from the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana State Police. The indictments were handed down on Feb. 20 of this year.

Court documents released on July 1 by Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Holmes allege Ferguson stole from employees and committed other racketeering violations between Feb. 13 and June 1, 2012.

Fourteen charges were filed against Ferguson including theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to receive stolen property, and corrupt business influence. Donohue faces 11 charges including aiding in the commission of theft, conspiracy to commit receiving stolen property, theft and corrupt business influence.

Ferguson and Donahue appeared in Marshall County Superior Court No. 1 Tuesday morning for an initial hearing where not guilty pleas were entered by the judge for both defendants. Trial dates were subsequently scheduled.

Two Arrested on Meth Charges

Published: July 3rd, 2014
JPG Tony Clemons Jr.

Tony Clemons, Jr.

JPG Brandy Gayheart

Brandy Gayheart

Two people were arrested in Marshall County after a search warrant was conducted Wednesday at a home in the 20,000 block of 8th Road.

Marshall County Police Department Patrol Division officers and K9 Arras assisted Indiana parole officers on a parole visit at the home. When officers arrived at the scene, it appeared that no one was home but items pertaining to the manufacture of methamphetamine could be seen in plain view.

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Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Posting Bond for a Friend

Published: June 30th, 2014

A woman police say came to the Marshall County Jail early Sunday morning to post bond for a prisoner wound up back there as an inmate a short time later. According to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, several people came to the jail at 4:15 a.m. As they were leaving about 20 minutes later, a jail staffer noticed one or more of them was possibly drunk. Read the rest of this entry »

South Bend Woman Arrested after Traffic Stop

Published: June 26th, 2014
Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

A traffic stop initiated by an officer with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department resulted in the arrest of the driver.

Ashley Turner’s vehicle was pulled over Wednesday night on U.S. 31 near the intersection of 1st Road. The officer reportedly found marijuana, a substance believed to be methamphetamine and a controlled substance. The officer believed that Turner may be under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Marshall County Government to Move Foward with Bond Refinancing

Published: June 24th, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners and the Marshall County Council met in joint session Monday morning to discuss the possibility of refinancing the bonds the county took out when the Marshall County Jail was built back in 2006.

The bond for the jail project was roughly $15 million in 2006 and $11 million is still outstanding. The county is hoping to lower their payment of $1.2 million per year until 2026.

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Marshall County Council Entertains Budget Considerations

Published: June 12th, 2014

The Marshall County Council heard several requests from department heads for consideration for the 2015 budget.

One item is the upgrade of the 911 system at the Marshall County Jail. Matt Pitney, the 911 Supervisor, said the current system is at least ten years old. He added that parts are no longer available for repairs and a service agreement will no longer be an option since the company servicing the equipment has been bought out and that company has decided to “end of life” that system.

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Plymouth Fire Department Requests Use of County Property for Training Facility

Published: May 7th, 2014

Training-TowerThe Plymouth Fire Department is looking for a piece of property to construct a live training facility. Fire Chief Rod Miller approached the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning to request the use of some land at the Marshall County Jail site.

“The purpose of this is to obtain property for this training facility,” explained Miller. “The use of this property would be a multi-agency use for the county departments including police and fire. It would definitely be an opportunity for every department in the county to take advantage of something like this. The closest one that we have now is in Warsaw.”

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Plymouth Man Arrested on Forgery, Credit Card Fraud and Theft Charges

Published: April 1st, 2014

A stolen credit card has landed a Plymouth man in the Marshall County Jail.

Plymouth police officers were notified by the victim that unauthorized transactions were occurring on the victim’s credit card on the night of March 25 and early on March 26. The four transactions were made at three different gas stations in Marshall County.

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Two Arrested at Marshall County Truck Stop

Published: October 31st, 2013

Officers from the Marshall County Police Department arrested two men Tuesday afternoon following an investigation at the Pilot Travel Center in Plymouth. Casey Schoff was picked up on an felony warrant from Starke County, and Gregory Mullins was arrested and charged with driving while suspended-prior.

Both were lodged in the Marshall County Jail.

Marshall County Jail to Get Two New Stoves

Published: September 13th, 2013

Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin informed the Marshall County Council this week that the jail kitchen will be getting two new stoves.

He explained that the old stove was severely damaged when fire retardant had sprayed in the kitchen during an overnight incident in September. A settlement was reached to replace two commercial-grade stoves in the kitchen. When installed, the kitchen will have two stoves and four ovens to help prepare meals for the almost 200 inmates in the facility.

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Man Arrested After Found Sleeping in a Home

Published: August 14th, 2013

A Bristol man was arrested Monday after he was found sleeping in a Marshall County home where he unlawfully gained entry.

The homeowners had spent the night away from the home and found 35-year-old Travis E. Hill asleep inside the residence when they returned.

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Marshall County Council Approves Add’l Appropriation of $80,000 for Prisoner Meals

Published: August 13th, 2013

The Marshall County Jail situation is causing the Marshall County Council to plan differently for next year’s budget.

Sheriff Tom Chamberlin was before the council Monday morning to ask for $80,000 in additional appropriations for prisoner meals for the rest of the year. He commented that just over the weekend the jail saw over 200 inmates in the facility which is the most that has been incarcerated at one time since the jail was built in 2006. The bed capacity is 238.

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Marshall County Woman Arrested on Neglect, Battery Charges

Published: June 11th, 2013

A Plymouth woman was arrested on Friday after an investigation into battery and neglect incidents.

On May 21, Plymouth Police Department officers gathered information from the Department of Child Services that a seven-year-old child received burns at a residence on Alexander Street in Plymouth. The child had been living with her grandmother, Margo Wallace, at the time of the incident.

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Criminal Mischief and Recklessness Lands Plymouth Man in Jail

Published: June 8th, 2013

Tyler Yeazel

Tyler Yeazel

A Plymouth man was arrested Tuesday, June 4 after a criminal mischief investigation.

The victim, who resides in the 500 block of E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Plymouth, told police that on Sunday, June 2 he reportedly saw Tyler Yeazel cut his vehicle’s tires. The victim said that Yeazel pointed a handgun at the victim before running away.

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Three Arrested after Traffic Stop in Marshall County

Published: May 28th, 2013

A Saturday night traffic stop resulted in the arrest of three people.

Marshall County police received information that Lacy Holzwart, 24, would be in the LaVille area and she was known to have active arrest warrants against her. A traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle in which she was a passenger and during the traffic stop a substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in the vehicle. Holzwart was arrested on two active arrest warrants for Dealing a Narcotic Drug as a Class A and a Class B Felony, plus an arrest warrant for Conspiracy to Deal in a Narcotic Drug, a Class A Felony, and for Possession of Paraphernalia.

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Seven Arrested after Month-long Investigation

Published: May 23rd, 2013


Seven people were arrested Tuesday morning after an arrest warrant was executed at 713 Oakhill Avenue, located just north of Menominee Elementary School in Plymouth. The arrests come after a month-long investigation by the Indiana State Police Suppression Unit.

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Autopsy Reveals Marshall County Inmate’s Cause of Death

Published: May 21st, 2013

An investigation into the death of an inmate at the Marshall County Jail found that Kerry Alan Pinder, 44, died of natural causes.

Pinder was arrested April 6 on a charge Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and was awaiting his release from jail when the jail staff found him unresponsive in his cell the next morning.

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Plymouth Woman Arrested on Battery, Neglect Charges

Published: May 9th, 2013
Diana Turner

Diana Turner

An 18-year-old Plymouth woman was arrested early Thursday morning after an investigation into a battery incident.

Plymouth emergency personnel were called to a home in the 200 block of East Lake Street in Plymouth on a report that a one-month-old infant was having difficulty breathing. The infant was later transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Plymouth police conducted an investigation and found that the infant’s mother, Diana Turner, caused the baby’s serious injuries two hours prior to the medical call.

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Fugitive William Newman in Custody

Published: December 27th, 2012

William Newman

A fugitive who has been on the run after a high-speed police chase in Marshall County has been arrested. He was taken into custody after Marshall County officers learned he was at a home in Argos. Around 6:00 p.m. ET last night, police gained consent to enter the property and arrested William Newman. He was wanted on a Marshall County warrant and a felony drug warrant out of Fulton County. Read the rest of this entry »

Traffic Stop Leads to South Bend Man’s Arrest on Drug Charges

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: December 17th, 2012

A South Bend man was arrested earlier this month in Marshall County after a traffic stop led to the discovery of controlled substances. On Saturday, Dec. 8 around 9:33 p.m., an officer with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation on Sycamore Road just north of State Road 17.

As the officer spoke with the driver, he became suspicious that he was under the influence of drugs. A quick investigation led to the discovery of marijuana and prescription medication in the driver’s possession. The suspect submitted to a certified test and was subsequently arrested on charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated On Controlled Substances.

Devin Taviner, 28 of South Bend, was arrested and booked in the Marshall County Jail on a $1500 bond.