On 2/6/2017 at 11:43 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Rolling Street in Ruthven. Following an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested April Ann Hawn, age 28 of Spirit Lake, on the charge of Driving while License Revoked (OWI test failure). Hawn also had an outstanding Emmet County warrant for Failure to Appear. Hawn was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident. At the Palo Alto County Jail, Hawn was charged with Interference with Official Acts. Hawn was held until her initial appearance before a magistrate judge on charges of Driving while Revoked (OWI test failure), a serious misdemeanor and Interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor. Hawn will face charges in Palo Alto County then be transferred to Emmet County to face the warrant charges.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.