Hameed held on $50,000 bond

A man who is accused of trying to kill another man last week was ordered held on bond Friday.

Devone M. Hameed, 21, had his bond set at $50,000 on a charge of attempted murder.

Webster County Attorney Cori Kuhn Coleman asked Hameed be held on bond due to the crime he’s charged with, as well as a prior assault conviction and lack of local ties; she said Hameed is originally from the Chicago area.

Before Magistrate Steve Kersten announced his decision on bond, Hameed, who appeared in court via a closed-circuit TV monitor, briefly spoke.

“All I’ve got to say is I was out of town,” Hameed said to Kersten, who then told the defendant he didn’t have to say anything about the case.

Hameed is accused of shooting Cameron D. Carodine, 23, of Fort Dodge, on June 21 in the area of 300 N. Ninth St. Police were already in the area after receiving calls about hearing gun shots, when they learned Carodine had been shot.

He was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center where he was treated for an injury to his left hip area and released later that afternoon.

Police identified Hameed as the suspect, but weren’t able to find him. He turned himself in to police Thursday morning after spending almost a week as a fugitive.

His preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 5. If he’s convicted of attempted murder, Hameed faces up to 25 years in prison.