Assault Arrest

On Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. the Palo Alto Communication Center received a report of a fight in progress in the 1000 block of Palmer St. in Emmetsburg, Ia. Following an investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Halstead (34) of Emmetsburg for Assault, a simple misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a simple misdemeanor. Halstead was transported to the Palo Alto County jail where he was booked and is currently awaiting his initial appearance before the judge.

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