News of record: Jan. 7, 2014

Work release

escapee caught

A man who failed to return to a Fort Dodge work release facility was recaptured in another state two days after his escape.

Austin D. Runnells, 21, of Fort Dodge, was captured in Jackson County, Minn., on Sunday.

Runnells had been missing since Friday after he failed to return to the Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility from a job-seeking furlough, according to Department of Corrections Spokesman Fred Scaletta.

Runnells was placed on work release on Nov. 8, 2013, after being placed on parole for a conviction of willful injury causing bodily injury.

Arrivals

TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

THOGODE – Brianna, Fort Dodge, a boy, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

FRANCO – Amy, Dayton, twins, a girl and a boy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

FARRELL – Amy and Ryan, Fort Dodge, a boy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

BENEKE – Jacquelin and Toby, Manson, a boy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

VAN DIEST MEDICAL CENTER

RENTZ – Monica and Jesse, Fort Dodge, a boy, Cooper Russell, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Grandparents are Dave and Tina Blunt, Fort Dodge; Becky Rentz, Moorland; and Wayne Rentz, Fort Dodge. Great-grandparents are Mary and Vern Clay, Fort Dodge; Pat and Jack Blunt, Fort Dodge; and Donna Lemkee, Algona.

Magistrate Court

WEBSTER COUNTY

Monday

Assault – James C. Cullum, 31, no address provided, trial set for Jan. 29.

Fifth-degree theft – Michael A. Echevarria, 33, no address provided, trial set for Jan. 29; Seth A. Shriver, 21, no address provided, trial set for Jan. 29.

Aiding and abetting fifth-degree theft – Leslie M. Echevarria, 35, no address provided, trial set for Jan. 29.

Domestic assault – Lisa K. Johnson, 48, no address provided, sent to District Court; Robert Schoon, 63, no address provided, trial set for Jan. 29.

Driving under suspension – Howard L. Miller, 52, no address provided, $397.50.

Public intoxication – Andrew Conine, no age or address provided, $195.

Registration violation – Christian L. Wilson, no age or address provided, $92.

No insurance – Christian L. Wilson, no age or address provided, $402.50.

Police Log

FORT DODGE

Friday

Timothy Rokes reported a theft.

A person reported a runaway.

Saturday

Two people each reported an assault.

Arthur Baker reported a fraud.

Nancy Crotts and Christine Williams each reported a theft.

Sunday

Romantix reported a burglary.

Bruce Porter reported a theft and forgery.

A person reported an assault.