On 11/18/2021 at 8:35 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency 911 phone call regarding an incident involving an assault that had taken place in the 600 block of N Van Gordon Ave in Graettinger. Upon an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew John Larson, age 45 of Graettinger, on the charges of Willful Injury (Serious Assault causing serious injury), a Class C Felony, Child Endangerment (Aggravated Misdemeanor), Operate Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent (Aggravated Misdemeanor), and Driving While Barred (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Larson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.