On May 26, 2019 at 8:35 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Christopher Bailey (38) of Ruthven on a valid Palo Alto County arrest warrant for theft in the 5th degree, a simple misdemeanor. The arrest warrant stemmed from a theft that occurred in Ruthven, IA. on 11/19/2018. Bailey was unable to post the $500.00 cash only bond and was placed in the Palo Alto County Jail to await an initial appearance in front of a judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.