On 11/26/2016 at 6:05 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Austin James Cope, 29, of Clarion on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for contempt of court on a violation of his probation. The original charge was Burglary in the 3rd degree a Class “D” felony. The warrant was a no bond warrant. Cope was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before the judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.