On Thursday, August 04, 2016, at 9:30 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an assault that occurred at 1607 Gowrie Street, Ruthven. Following an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adam Clement, 34, of Ruthven. Clement was charged with assault causing bodily injury= serious misdemeanor; and child endangerment causing bodily injury= class D felony. Clement was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
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