On 8/25/2020 at 00:42 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Michael Ehlert, age 30 of Estherville, on the charge of simple assault. The charge stems from an investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office in which the assault occurred in the 300 block of S Sixth St., Mallard. Prior to arriving at the scene, Ehlert was located as a passenger in a vehicle in the 4500 block of 390th Street. Ehlert was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.