Bly trial rescheduled for March

The trial for a Fort Dodge teenager accused of stabbing another teen at the Fort Dodge Senior High homecoming dance has been pushed back until after the new year.

Max A. Bly, 18, of Fort Dodge, will now stand trial beginning March 4, 2014.

Bly, who has been charged with one count of willful injury causing serious injury, was originally set to go on trial starting Dec. 17. He is alleged to have stabbed Lucas Fiala, 17, of Knierim, at the FDSH homecoming dance on Oct. 5.

According to the criminal complaint, Bly stabbed Fiala in the back with a “fold-in knife” around 10:50 p.m. Bly was arrested by the Fort Dodge Police Department a short time later after he fled the scene.

Fiala, a senior at Manson Northwest Webster, was originally taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center before being flown to a Des Moines hospital for treatment. He has since been released from the hospital.

The criminal complaint stated Fiala suffered from internal injuries.

Bly, who was 17 at the time, was charged as an adult in the case. Online court records indicate Bly, who pleaded not guilty in late October, posted bond on Nov. 21.