On December 30, 2020 the Palo County Sheriff’s Office served Troy Petersen (23) of Graettinger, Iowa, with two additional Palo Alto County warrants. The warrants stem from ongoing investigations into area burglaries. Troy Petersen was charged with 3rd degree burglary (D Felony) and 5th degree criminal mischief (Simple Misdemeanor). The warrants carried a combined $5,500 cash or surety bond. Mr. Petersen was incarcerated in the Palo Alto County Jail when he was served with the warrants. He remained jailed to await his initial appearance before a judge
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