Davis held on bond, accused of assault on FD woman

A Fort Dodge man accused of assaulting a woman at his home was ordered held on bond following his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Saturday.

Kurt D. Davis, 54, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with willful injury, possession of a firearm as a felon and domestic assault with injury.

He’s accused of assaulting a woman Thursday afternoon in Fort Dodge.

At his initial appearance, Magistrate William Thatcher ordered Davis held on $12,000 bond.

Assistant County Attorney Jordan Brackey informed Thatcher that, in addition to the charges he’s facing, Davis has also served time in prison and was at one point on supervised probation. He also said the victim “suffered pretty extensive injuries” and that Davis travels frequently as part of his job.

The criminal complaints filed against Davis allege that he assaulted a woman by pushing her and punching her multiple times at his home at 722 S. 20th St. It’s alleged the woman suffered injuries to her eyes and had a cut on the back of her head.

Davis also allegedly had a shotgun, which is illegal for him to own due to a July 2004 felony conviction of carrying weapons.

Officers were notified of the incident at 4:38 p.m. Thursday after Fort Dodge firefighters and Trinity Regional Medical Center paramedics responded to a call about an unconscious woman that had fallen and was bleeding from the head.

According to Police Chief Tim Carmody, when officers arrived they determined the woman had been assaulted. Investigators charged Davis in the case, but he couldn’t immediately be found.

Carmody said information developed during the case led officers to believe Davis might be in Waverly. After alerting law enforcement in that area, Davis was arrested Friday morning in Waverly, and he was transported back to Webster County.

In addition to the bail amount, Thatcher also issued a no-contact order between Davis and the victim.

His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 30.