On 08/29/2019 at 8:54 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Riley Alan Morton, 26, of Ruthven on a valid Buena Vista County for contempt of court for failure to appear in court. The original charges are OWI 2nd offense, Eluding, Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations- Bodily Injury and Interference with Official Acts- Bodily Injury. Morton was unable to post the $2,000.00 cash/ surety bond. Morton was subsequently turned over to the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office.
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