On 7/4/2016 at 3:40 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a disturbance in the 1600 block of West Street in Ruthven. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Riley Alan Morton, age 23 of Ruthven, on the charge of criminal trespass. Morton was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident. Morton was held on the simple misdemeanor 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.