On February 26, 2021, at 6:50 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Teresa Lynn Hale, (50) of Correctionville, IA., on three Palo Alto County warrants. The warrants stemmed from an investigation into a vehicle in the ditch on August 26, 2020. The warrants were issued for possession of controlled substance 2nd offense, an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, restrictions on transportation of alcohol, a simple misdemeanor, and driving while license suspended, a simple misdemeanor. Total bond on the warrants was $4,500 with $3,500 of it being cash only.
Hale was incarcerated in the Humboldt County Jail on unrelated charges and was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail. Hale was unable to post the bond and was placed in the Palo Alto County Jail where she awaits an initial appearance in front of a judge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.