On July 9, 2017, at 5:06 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a verbal disturbance involving a male and female at 502 North Elder Avenue, in Graettinger. Following an investigation into the complaint, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Larry Patten (76), of Graettinger. Patten was charged with 3rd degree harassment, which is a simple misdemeanor. Patten was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail, and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.