On January 4th, 2019, at 11:45 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerimeh Kretlow (43), of Storm Lake, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for contempt of court- failure to pay fines, which is a simple misdemeanor. Bond for the warrant was set at $500.00 cash only. Kretlow was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Kretlow was unable to post bond and was subsequently 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.