News of Record: June 22, 2013

FD man faces child porn charges

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge man has been charged federally with crimes involving child pornography.

Brian Skou, 26, of Fort Dodge, made his initial appearance in federal court in Sioux City on Wednesday.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa, Skou is alleged to have received and possessed child pornography between 2007-2012.

Skou was released on bond and had his trial scheduled for Aug. 5.

If convicted on all charges, Skou faces a prison sentence between five and 40 years, and would have to pay $750,000 in fines.



GITTINS – Hayley, Rockwell City, a girl, Monday, June 17, 2013.

STRUVE – Taylor and Adam, Fort Dodge, a girl, Monday, June 17, 2013.

LOMBARD – Matt and Sharisse, Fort Dodge, a girl, Tueseday, June 18, 2013.

POUTRIE – Daniel and Hali, Fort Dodge, a boy, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

TRAUB – Tristan and Lisa, Ottosen, a boy, Thursday, June 20, 2013.

ZEMKE – Samantha, Fort Dodge, a boy, Thursday, June 20, 2013.

WELTZHEIMER – Scott and Carin, Sac City, a girl, Thursday, June 20, 2013.


DAGGETT – Justin and MacKenzie, Eagle Grove, a girl, Lily Gloriette Daggett, Thursday, June 20, 2013. Grandparents are Dennis and Cindy Daggett, Winterset; Gary and Teresa Pohlman, Eagle Grove. Great-grandparents are Ruth Daggett, Creston; Ray Peche, Rio Lake, Wis.; Dick and Mary Sadler, Eagle Grove.

Police Log



Rebecca Knowles and Megan Stuhr each reported criminal mischief.

Mark Hubbard, Ruth Bennett, Jayme Brown, Sears, Walgreens and Murphy Oil each reported a theft.

James McFadden reported a burglary.

A person reported an assault.

A person reported lascivious acts with a child.

A person reported child endangerment.

Magistrate Court



First-degree theft, possession of stolen property – Matthew D. Axness, 44, Duncombe, sent to District Court.

Driving while barred – Felixavier Maldonado-Soto, 29, 651 N. 22nd St., sent to District Court.

Speeding – Felixavier Maldonado-Soto, 29, 651 N. 22nd St., continued 180 days.

Public intoxication – Tina M. Gilbert, 42, 629 Central Ave., No. 102, $195.

No driver’s license – Nicole R. Dickerson, 40, 135 N. Eighth St., No. 5, $330.

Parole violation – Kearie R. Patterson, 27, no address provided, sent to Parole Board.