Cohrs and Rutledge arrest – more details released


May 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Alex Rutledge

Tia Cohrs

Atlantic Police today (Wednesday) released more information about the arrest Sunday of an Atlantic couple on drug and other charges. Police Chief Steve Green said warrants for 18-year old Alex John Rutledge and 19-year old Tia Cohrs were issued following an investigation into a report an 11-year old boy was being treated at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, for an overdose or adverse reaction to the use of an illegal narcotic. 

Green says after a search warrant was executed, it was determined Rutledge and Cohrs allegedly distributed the illegal narcotics to the child inside the Cohrs residence.

The pair face numerous charges, including Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Distribution of an illegal substance to a person under the age of 18, and Gathering where Controlled Substances (marijuana) are unlawfully used.

Rutledge and Cohrs were brought to the Cass County Jail, they were being held on $30,500 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on June 2nd.