On 09/03/2021 at 12:30 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Heather Kaye Peterson, 44, of Graettinger on four valid Palo Alto County warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear on the original charge of Driving while Barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, with a $4,650.00 cash only bond. Failure to appear on the original charge of Failure to Provide Proof of Financial Liability, a simple misdemeanor, with a $350.00 cash bond. Two counts of Dog at Large in violation of Graettinger City Ordinance, both simple misdemeanors, both carried a $500.00 unsecured signature bond. Peterson was unable to post bond and was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to wait her initial appearance before the magistrate.
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