Assault on Peace Officer

On 10/18/2022 at 3:29 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s office was booking Scott Andrew Luiken (51) of Emmetsburg, in on an Emmetsburg Police Department arrest. While Luiken was being booked into jail, Luiken assaulted 2 Palo Alto County Deputies. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office subsequently charged Luiken with Assault by Inmate with Bodily Fluids or Secretions-a Class D Felony, Assault on a Peace Officer-a Serious Misdemeanor, and Interference with Official Acts-a Simple Misdemeanor. Luiken was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.

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