On 02/20/2022 at 11:58 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic altercation occurring in a vehicle traveling on HWY 4. A deputy located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 2800 block of 420th Ave., Graettinger, Iowa. As a result of the investigation Phouthavilay Phimpharchanvongsoth (66) of Alpha, MN, was placed under arrest and charged with domestic abuse assault causing injury a serious misdemeanor. He also had an arrest warrant through Lyon County for trespassing 1st offense. Phouthavilay was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail to be booked.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.
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