On November 30, 2020, at 8:00 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenneth Elmer Clabaugh (62) of Rodman, IA, on two Palo Alto County Warrants. The warrants for Clabaugh’s arrest were issued for dominion/control of firearm/offensive weapon by a felon, a class D felony, possession of a controlled substance 3rd or subsequence offense, a class D felony, unlawful possession of prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Clabaugh was already incarcerated in the Palo Alto County Jail on other charges at the time the warrants were served. Clabaugh was unable to post the $5,500 bond and remains in the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance in front of a judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.