On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at 9:20 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Sanchez (37), of Spencer on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for failure to appear for an initial appearance. The warrant stems from an original charge of assault, which is a simple misdemeanor. Bond was set in the amount of $500.00 cash only. Sanchez was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Sanchez was not able to post bond and was subsequently booked in to the Palo Alto County Jail 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.