On 2/11/2017 at 2111 hrs, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of an individual that was walking along 420th Avenue south of Graettinger. From the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronny Howard Schuder, age 51 of Ruthven, on the charge of public intoxication. Schuder also had a valid warrant from Emmet County at the time of his arrest. Schuder was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident. Schuder was held on the public intoxication charge (simple misdemeanor) until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge. After facing the Palo Alto County charge, Schuder will be transferred to Emmet County authorities for the Contempt/Failure to Pay Fine on an original charge of OWI-1st Offense.
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