On 05/17/2019 at 10:39 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Roger Schmitt, 25, of Graettinger on a valid Palo Alto County warrant for OWI 1st Offense, a serious misdemeanor. The arrest warrant stemmed from an investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office on 04/19/2019 into a single vehicle accident. Schmitt was booked into the Palo Alto County Jail. Following his book-in, Schmitt was released on his own recognizance. Schmitt was also issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Control, a simple misdemeanor.
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