On 2/2/2021 at 3:44 a.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated the report of a disabled vehicle located north of Ayrshire, IA. During the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office did locate a disabled vehicle in the 4000 block of 380th Avenue. As a result of the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Lynne Thomas, age 33 of Spencer, for driving while license barred (aggravated misdemeanor) and failure to maintain registration plate (simple misdemeanor). Thomas would be transported to the Palo Alto County Jail.
Subsequently and during the booking procedure, Thomas would be found in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. As a result of this investigation, Thomas was charged with possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and possession of contraband in a correctional institution (Class D Felony).
Thomas was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail and held until her initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.