On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at 8:07 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Emmetsburg Police Department with a disturbance at Bad Manners Bar in Emmetsburg. During the incident, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Perea (43) of Chicago, charging him intereference with official acts and public intoxication, both simple misdemeanors. Perea was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident, and booked into jail to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.

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