Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant

On Friday, September 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Alan Petersen (20) of Pocahontas on a valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation on an original charge of Assault With Intent to Commit Sex Abuse, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Petersen was unable to post the $5000.00 cash or surety bond and was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge.

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