On Wednesday, November 01, 2017, at 03:20 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheirff’s Office arrested Wade Pettit (33), of Algona on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for contempt of court, failure to pay fines. The warrant stems from original charges of OWI 2nd offense- aggravated misdemeanor, driving while revoked- serious misdemeanor, possession of controlled substance- serious misdemeanor, and driving in a reckless manner causing serious injury- class D felony. Bond was set in the amount of $500.00 cash only. Pettit was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident. Pettit was unable to post bond and was subsequently booked into 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.