On 12/20/2021 at 4:15 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served a valid arrest warrant on Michael Ray Hood II, age 33 of Laurens, charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) 3rd or subsequent offense. The charges against Hood II stem from an incident that occurred on 10/17/2021. Hood II was transferred from the Clay County authorities to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Palo Alto County Jail. Hood II was held on the $7,500 cash only bond until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.