On 11/26/2019 at 11:43 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a physical domestic altercation that had occurred in the 4800 block of 455th Ave., Mallard, Iowa. Upon completion of the investigation Patrick Prentice (28) of Mallard was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault resulting in bodily injury a serious misdemeanor. Patrick was taken into custody and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail without incident to await his initial appearance before a judge. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Mallard First Responders, and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.
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