On Monday, October 10, 2016 at 1:46 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about someone trespassing on POET/Project Liberty property at 4724 380th Street, Emmetsburg. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ron Ludwig Jr., 37, of Emmetsburg. Ludwig was charged with trespassing= simple misdemeanor. Ludwig was booked into the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office to await his initial appearance before a magistrate. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.
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