On Friday, June 18, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to 310 South Jackson Avenue in Graettinger for a disturbance. After an investigation at the scene, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Johnson (39) of Hartley, IA. for domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury 1st offense, a serious misdemeanor, and criminal mischief 4th degree, a serious misdemeanor. Johnson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance in front of a judge.
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