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Trouble Finding Man Free for Now

(La Porte, IN) - A wheelchair was involved in a La Porte man with a lengthy criminal history finding trouble again.


Jared Marshall, 42, was recently arrested for failing to show up for a court hearing on a Level 6 felony charge of Sexual Battery. He was released today from the La Porte County Jail on his own recognizance before sentencing.


According to court records, his most recent charge alleges he grabbed the backside of a 46-year-old woman during a neighborhood dispute in July of last year and made sexual advances to her.


Marshall and a man were walking together when they both sat in a wheelchair outside in the 500 block of Maple Avenue in La Porte’s downtown area. Several people ran out yelling.


During the commotion, the woman found a cigarette on the ground, and Marshall replied the cigarette was his before sexually touching her, police said.


Charges were filed after several people claimed they witnessed him grabbing her backside. As a result, Marshall could face up to a 30-month prison sentence.


According to court records, Marshall has been convicted or arrested on numerous occasions for at least the past 15 years.


The offenses range from Battery, Criminal Trespassing, Resisting Law Enforcement, Obstruction of Justice, and Operating While Intoxicated to Failure to Possess a Fishing License When Required, an infraction that resulted in him paying a fine, according to court records.

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