On July 7th, 2022 at 7:10 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served a valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant on Charles A. Heilstedt, age 58 of Ruthven. Heilstedt was charged with Contempt -Resist Order or Process of Magistrate Court. Heilstedt was arrested in the 1900 block of Old Highway 18 in Ruthven and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident. Heilstedt was held 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.