On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 11:21 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at 1905 Old Highway 18, Ruthven. Following an investigation into the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Heilstedt (57) of Ruthven. Heilstedt was charged with domestic assault causing bodily injury 2nd offense, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. Heilstedt was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail and booked in to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.
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