On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 18:18, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Ford Fusion, driven by Josue Cantu (18) of Swea City. During the traffic stop, Cantu was found to be operating the motor vehicle with a suspended Iowa Driver’s License. Cantu was subsequently placed under arrest for driving while license suspended, speeding, operating a non-registered vehicle, and failure to provide proof of financial liability, all simple misdemeanors.

Cantu was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he will await an 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.