On 05/05/2019 at 9:39 a.m. the Palo Alto County Communication Center received a 911 call reporting that a juvenile female was bleeding from the head and needed medical attention at a residence in Ruthven. Further details provided indicated that the juvenile female was struck by her brother. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and issued a juvenile male a Juvenile Referral charging him with Serious Assault, serious misdemeanor. The juvenile male was released to the custody of his mother.
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