On 01/25/2020 at 11:00 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3500 block of 360th St., Ruthven, Iowa. A passenger in the vehicle, Mary Korte (53) of Spencer, Iowa was identified and found to be wanted on a Palo Alto County warrant for probation violation, and a Plymouth County warrant for failure to appear. Mary was arrested and transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail where she was served with both warrants. The Palo Alto County warrant carried a bond of $2000.00 cash only, and the Plymouth County warrant carried a bond of $300.00 cash or surety. Mary was jailed in lieu of bond to await her appearance before a judge.
The driver of the vehicle was released with a citation for a vehicle defect.
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