K9 chase leads to arrest

PLYMOUTH — A morning battery led to an investigation and arrest by afternoon with a wanted man in jail.

Plymouth Police received a call on Friday morning June 7 from St. Joseph Regional Medical Center regarding a battery victim being treated for injuries to the head and neck.

The victim provided a statement stating that the victim had been battered at the victim’s residence by Otis Young, 32, of Plymouth.
Young was also wanted on an open felony warrant for failing to appear on a possession of methamphetamine charge stemming from a Marshall County Sheriff’s Department arrest.

At around 2:40 p.m. on Friday Marshall County Sheriff’s Patrolman John Bryant along with Officer John Weir and Detective Leo Mangus of the Plymouth Police Department and Troopers Jason Faulstich and Bikowski of the Indiana State Police combined efforts in apprehending wanted felon Otis Young and another man Danny R. Clark, 20 of Kokomo, Ind. at the address previously provided by the victim.

Officers went to the residence and upon their arrival they observed two male subjects running from the house heading south through a field. Officers pursued the fleeing subjects and Plymouth Police Department’s K9, Jax, was sent after them.

Young gave up after climbing a tree to get away from the dog. The second suspect, Danny Clark was found hiding in the weeds a short distance away.
 Officers then located an active methamphetamine lab near the two fleeing suspects that they had thrown away while fleeing police. The Indiana State Police worked relentlessly through the night securing evidence and cleaning up the meth lab.

 Young was booked for Dealing in Methamphetamine, Strangulation, Battery and Resisting Law Enforcement with a cash bond of $100,000.

Clark was booked for Resisting Law Enforcement with a cash bond of $750.