Contraband in a Correctional Facility

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 9:25 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sean Christopher Thornton (20) of Spirit Lake, IA., for possession of contraband in a correctional institution, a class D felony. The arrest occurred at the Palo Alto County Jail when Thornton was being booked into the jail on un-related charges. Thornton was held in the Palo Alto County Jail until an initial appearance in front of judge.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.