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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Four Suspects In Assault Of Teen

Thu 12-24-2015 IA"], ["Emmetsburg

(Emmetsburg)-- Authorities in Palo Alto county say they’ve made several arrests in connection with an assault December 11th of a 17-year-old male southeast of Emmetsburg. The Sheriff’s Office says a search warrant was executed at a residence at 404 Grand Avenue in Emmetsburg on December 16th as part of the investigation.    

Upon further investigation, authorities arrested 17-year-old Alex Bell of Emmetsburg on charges of going armed with intent, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.    

Also arrested was 17-year-old Angel Perez of Emmetsburg. Perez was charged with aiding and abetting going armed with intent, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Bell and Perez were transported to the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Facility in Eldora.    

Two more suspects in the case were arrested Tuesday. Authorities say 18-year-old Alexander DeFord and 18-year-old Taylor Gile, both of Emmetsburg, were charged with aiding and abetting aggravated assault and false imprisonment. They were both booked into the Palo Alto county jail on cash only bonds of $7,500.