On Sunday, July 18, at approximately 3:03 p.m. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a suspicious person trespassing on a property in the 3200 block of 3rd Road.

Upon locating him the male took off on foot running west in a field on the northwest corner of SR 331 and 3rd Road. Upon locating the male, he resisted and a physical altercation took place and the male fled again. The male traveled through two more fields before finally being taken into custody. The male was later identified as 18-year-old Landan Shelt of Elkhart.

Landan was checked by EMS for a laceration and heat exhaustion before being transported to the Bremen ER to be further checked out medically. Landan was then transported to the Marshall County Jail and booked for trespassing, resisting law enforcement, and battery on a police officer.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an 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.

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