Warrant Arrest

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Kinnetz (52) of Emmetsburg, Ia on valid Palo Alto County Arrest Warrants. The warrants were for Harassment in the 1st Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, and Assault Causing Bodily Injury or Mental Illness, a serious misdemeanor. Kinnetz was unable to post the $6500 cash-only bond and subsequently transported to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was booked and is currently awaiting 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.

Warrant Arrest

At 6:28 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Lazo (19) of Emmetsburg on two Palo Alto County warrants. Lazo had a warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of driving without a license, which carried a $750.00 cash only bond and the second warrant was for failure to appear on a original charge of failing to provide proof of financial liability – accident related, which carried a $750.00 cash only bond. Lazo was unable to post the $1,500 cash bond and was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail.

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

OWI Arrest

On 8/11/2018 at 5:50 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 3500 block of 340th Street. As a result of the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Vernon Ferguson, age 45 of Terril, on the charges of Operating While Intoxicated (1st Offense/Serious Misdemeanor) and Open Container (simple misdemeanor). Ferguson was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.

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

Dog at large

On 08/11/2018 at 2:03 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited Rebecca Joan Leek, 46, of Mallard of Dog at Large under Mallard City Code 55.06. The citation was issued as a result of an investigation on 08/10/2018 where Leek’s dog was found to be at large in the 600 block of Wilson Street. Leek was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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

Brown Arrest

At 8:45 p.m. on August 9, 2018 the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 1800 Block of Rolling Street in Ruthven for a complaint of a reckless driver. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office determined Cameron Brown (18) of Ruthven was operating the motor vehicle. While the deputy was taking Brown into custody, he resisted the officer. Brown was charged with interference with official acts causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor, driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor, operation without registration, a simple misdemeanor, failure to prove security against liability, a simple misdemeanor, and careless driving, a simple misdemeanor. Brown was transported to the Palo Alto County Jail and held until an initial appearance.

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

Warrant Arrest

On Friday, August 03, 2018, at 2:13 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Morgan Paulson (20), of Estherville, Ia, on a valid Palo Alto County mittimus for violation of probation. Paulson was convicted and failed to serve her sentence on or before February 15th, 2018. Paulson was transported from Emmet County authorities and booked into the Palo Alto County Jail, without incident, to serve the remainder of the 15 day mittimus.

Arrests

On 8/1/18 at approximately 8:30 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received information about a possible violation of a no-contact order at a campsite in Kearney State Park in Emmetsburg. Deputies with the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and Officers with the Emmetsburg Police Department responded and Deputies recognized Duane Harry Poage (51) of Loveland Colorado, to be in violation of a Palo Alto County No-Contact Order and a Colorado No-Contact Order. While Deputies were taking Poage into custody, drug paraphernalia was located inside a tent. Following the arrest of Poage, a Search Warrant for the camp site was applied for and granted. During the investigation, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Duane Harry Poage (51) of Loveland Colorado on two counts of Violation of a No-Contact Order, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, all Simple Misdemeanors. Poage was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge. Nicole Faye Poage (46) of Milford and Prescilla Arlene Origer (19) of Estherville, were both arrested on charges of Possesson of Drug Paraphernalia, a Simple Misdemeanor. Both Origer and Poage were placed in jail to await their initial appearances before a judge. Paul Kenneth Davis (28) of May City, was arrested on charges of Violation of a No-Contact Order and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, both Simple Misdemeanors. Davis was placed in jail to await his initial appearance before a judge. Hunter Alexis Origer (23) of Estherville was arrested on a valid Emmet County Arrest Warrant for Criminal Mischief. Hunter Origer was transported to the Emmet County line and released to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted throughout the investigation by the Emmetsburg Police Department.

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

Transport to Prison

On 8-1-2018 at 9:15 A.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office delivered 19 year old Garret J Wassom, Spencer, Iowa, to the custody of the Iowa Medical Classification Facility. Wassom received a prison term not to exceed 10 years for Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon and a term not to exceed 5 years for Going Armed With Intent. The prison terms were handed down after Wassom’s probation was revoked for leaving the Regional Training Facility in Sioux City without court approval.

Car Deer Accident

On July 27, 2018, at 10:45 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a car/deer accident in the 4600 block of 380th Street. Following an investigating, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s office determined that Darci Curry, of Emmetsburg, was driving her 2015 Chrysler Town and County east in the 4600 block of 380th Street and struck a deer. There was no injuries reported in the accident. Curry’s vehicle sustained an estimated $800.00 damage in the accident.

Two Vehicle Accident

On July 24, 2018 at 1:50pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two vehicle accident in the 200-blk of Cameron St.

A 2002 Olds Alero, driven by Benjamin Stratz of Graettinger, was backing out of his driveway in the 200-blk of Cameron St. when Stratz collided with a 2000 Ford F150, driven by Allan Murray, who was north bound on Cameron St.

No injuries reported at the scene. Damage to the Ford was estimated at $2,900.00 and $1,100.00 to the Olds