On 10/16/2018 at 6:10 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Clay County authorities of a vehicle traveling west on State Hwy 18 in an unsafe manner. Palo Alto County authorities were provided a vehicle description and license plate information. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle in the 4000 block of Hwy 18. As a result of the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nola Jean Hunter, age 49 of Amsterdam, MO, on the charges of Carrying Weapons. Hunter was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held on the aggravated misdemeanor until her initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
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