Warrant Arrest

On 5-29-2020 at 2:15 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office took Nathan P Bell, age 39, into custody on a warrant for failing to pay fines on an original charge of Open Container. Bell was not able to post the $500.00 cash only bond and was jailed. Bell had been arrested by Clay County Officials on unrelated charges earlier in the day and was released from their custody.

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 May 27, 2020 at 10:10 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cory Powell (35) of Emmetsburg, IA., on five arrest warrants that stemmed from an incident in Ayrshire on March 23, 2020. The arrest warrants were issued for possession of a controlled substance – marijuana 1st offense = a serious misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia = a simple misdemeanor, disorderly conduct – fighting or violent behavior = simple misdemeanor, reckless driving = a simple misdemeanor, and failure to obey stop sign = a simple misdemeanor. Powell was unable to post the $2,900 bond and was placed in the Palo Alto County Jail to await an initial appearance in front of a judge.

Assisting the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Weapons Violation

On 5/26/2020, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Dean Meyer, age 32 of Whittemore, on the charge of Possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence. The charges stem from an investigation into an incident that occurred on 5/22/2020. Meyer was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail and released on a summons to appear for the serious misdemeanor charge.

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 05/26/2020 at 4:15 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daryl Washburn (36) of Aryshire on two Palo Alto County Warrants for domestic abuse assault 1st Offense – simple misdemeanor, and false imprisonment – serious misdemeanor. The warrants stemmed from the report and investigation of a domestic altercation that was reported on 05/25/2020 and that occurred in the 1300 block of Campbell St. Aryshire, Iowa. Daryl was transported without incident to the Palo Alto County Jail where he was served with the warrants and jailed to await 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

On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 11:15 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patrick Lynch, 65, of Ayrshire on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, which is an aggravated misdemeanor. Bond was set in the amount of $6,500.00 cash only. Lynch was transported, without incident, to the Palo Alto County Jail. Lynch was unable to post bond and was subsequently booked into the Palo Alto County Jail to await his initial appearance before a magistrate.

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 5/22/2020 at 12:57 A.M., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of 460th Street. As a result of an investigation into the traffic stop, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Dean Meyer, age 32 of Whittemore, for Operating while Intoxicated-1st Offense (serious misdemeanor) and open container-driver. Meyer was also given a warning citation for failure to use headlights when required. Meyer was transported to and booked into the Palo Alto County Jail until his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.

Subsequently, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office cited and released Cole Michael Denker, age 18 of Lone Rock, on the charge of Possession of Alcohol by an underage person, a simple misdemeanor. Denker was a passenger in the Meyer vehicle.

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

@ Vehicle Accident

On 05/21/2020 at 5:14 P.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 4900 block of 370th St. for a two vehicle non-injury accident. A 2009 GMC Acadia, owned and operated by Kay Wise of Emmetsburg, was east bound and was stopped waiting to make a left tun onto 490th Ave. A 2010 Hyundai Elantra, owned and operated by Kaitlin Adams of Whittemore, was also east bound. Kaitlin said when she noticed the vehicle in front of her had stopped to make a left turn she could not stop in time, and rear ended the Acadia. Neither subject was injured as a result of the accident. The damage to the Acadia is estimated at $300.00, and the damage to the Elantra is estimated at $1000.00. Kaitlin was cited for following to close, and no proof of liability insurance.

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 5/15/2020 at 8:22 p.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served valid Palo Alto County arrest warrants on James Darrel Tatman III, age 29 of Graettinger. The warrants stem from an investigation into an incident investigated by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office which occurred on 4/30/2020. Tatman III is charged with O.W.I. 2nd offense, reckless driving, open container (driver over 21 yrs of age) and fail to obey stop sign or yield right of way. Tatman III was arrested in the 300 block of S. Jackson in Graettinger and 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.

Accident

On 05/12/2020 at 5:48 A.M. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 4900 block of 370th St., Emmetsburg, Iowa for a two-vehicle injury accident. A 2013 Freightliner box truck was west bound when it crossed the center line and collided with an east bound 2017 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital, and then to Avera Mckennan Hospital by air ambulance with an unknown extent of injuries. The driver of the Freightliner reported no injuries.

The driver of the Freightliner was cited for driving on the wrong side of the roadway. This accident remains under investigation and additional charges may be pending.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Emmetsburg Police Department, Emmetsburg Fire Department, the Palo Alto County Ambulance Service, and the Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division.

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

Drug Arrest

On May 9, 2020, at 12:21 a.m., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe pulling a car trailer in the 4100 block of 320th Street. The driver of the vehicle was identified to be Brayde Willson–Koos (22) of Fort Dodge Iowa. An odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. As a result of the investigation, Willson-Koos was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance – marijuana 2nd offense = a serious misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia = a simple misdemeanor, and no valid driver’s license = a simple misdemeanor.

Willson-Koos 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.