On Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:00 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Metteer (50) of Gruver, Iowa on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of theft 5th degree, which is a simple misdemeanor. Bond was set in the amount of $200.00 cash only. Metteer was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Metteer was able to post bond and was subsequently released after being given a court date to appear before a magistrate at a later date.
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