On 02/20/2021 at 10:07 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Samuel Patrick Sutherland, 37 of Dickens, on a valid Palo Alto County warrant. The warrant charged Sutherland with OWI 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor. The warrant stemmed from an investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office into a suspicious vehicle on 01/23/2021. Sutherland was unable to post the $2,500.00 cash only bond and was subsequently booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.