On Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 9:03 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle in the south ditch in the 3900-block of 280th Street near Graettinger. After investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan David Matthew Sutherland (37) of Ruthven, IA. for possession of controlled substance 3rd or subsequence offense, a class D felony, diving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, and failure to maintain control, a simple misdemeanor. Sutherland was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance in front of a judge.

Sutherland was also wanted on a Palo Alto County warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, with a cash only bond of $500.00.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.