On Saturday January 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Lee Swalve (30) of Ringsted on a valid Palo Alto County Warrant. The warrant was for failure to appear on an original charge of driving while barred. Swalve was unable to post the $1500 cash or surety bond and was transported from Emmet County to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident. Swalve was placed in jail to await his 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.