Dog at Large

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:41pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an incident involving two dogs in Ruthven, Ia.

Upon investigation, it was determined that a black and brown mix breed dog under the control of Samie Royster of Ruthven was loose and ran in the yard at 1101 Merrill and had a confrontantion with a dog that was tied up. Royster was cited with Dog at Large, a simple misdemeanor.

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