On 10/7/2016 at 1747 hours, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Main Street in Ruthven. Upon an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan David Matthew Sutherland, age 31 of Ruthven, for operating a motor vehicle while license revoked. Sutherland’s driving privileges were revoked by the Iowa DOT for a drug related conviction. Sutherland was cited and released on the simple misdemeanor. Sutherland was given a court date of 11/23/2016 to appear on the charge.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.