Warrant Arrest

On 04/22/2017 at 1:07 p.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Wayne Whitney, 46, of Emmetsburg on a valid Emmet County warrant for contempt of court for non-payment of fine on the original charge of Failure to Prove Security against Liability, a simple misdemeanor. Whitney was unable to post the $500.00 cash only bond and was subsequently turned over to 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.