On 07/12/2021 at 12:50 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of Center St., Ruthven, Iowa. As a result of the traffic stop Jonathan Sutherland (36) of Ruthven, Iowa was placed under arrest and charged with driving while suspended, speeding, and no proof of insurance. Jonathan was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked in to await his initial appearance before a judge.
The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit and Wickman’s Towing.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.