FD officer charged with assault

Fort Dodge Police Officer Jody Chansler has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly assaulting his wife.

Chansler, 41, is being held without bond at the Webster County Jail on a charge of domestic abuse/assault, a simple misdemeanor.

The alleged incident was reported to police at 2:40 this morning.

FD Police Chief Tim Carmody said Chansler has been placed on paid administrative leave following the outcome of both the criminal investigation and an internal investigation by the department.

He is scheduled to appear in Webster County Magistrate Court tomorrow morning.