On 8/10/2019 at 6:54 p.m., The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office in regards to an emergency 911 call originating from 201 W Olive St. in Graettinger. Deputies with the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and Emmet County Sheriff’s Office responded to the address. As a result of the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Allen Walmer, age 40 of Graettinger, on one (1) count of assault causing bodily injury (serious misdemeanor), one (1) count of assault with the intent to inflict serious injury (aggravated misdemeanor) and two counts of child endangerment. Walmer was arrested in the 200 block of W Olive Street without incident. Walmer was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.
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