On Monday, July 31, 2017, at 4:42 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Stone (46) of Laurens, on valid Clay County and Buena Vista County warrants. The warrant for Buena Vista County is for failure to pay fines reference to a violation of a no contact order. There was no bond set for the Buena Vista County warrant and Stone was ordered to serve a 30 day sentence. The warrant for Clay County is for failure to appear on an original charge of OWI 2nd Offense, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. There was no bond set for the warrant and Stone was ordered to serve a 7 day sentence. Stone was taken into custody at 3803 340 St, without incident, and transported to Buena Vista County and turned over to Buena Vista County Deputies.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.