On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 4:14 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a disturbance at 1701 Bruce Street in Ruthven, IA. After investigation into the complaint, The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shawn Arnold Bittner (51) of Ruthven, IA. for domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. Bittner was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance in front of a judge.
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