News of record: April 9, 2014

FD police seek burglary suspect

Investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department are asking for assistance in trying to find the suspect in a burglary case from Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to 714 15th Ave. N. at 3:18 p.m. after the homeowner, Dr. Tom Shelly, reported a burglary.

Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody said Shelly reported his home being broken into while he was out of town. The investigation led to George Johnson, 31, of Fort Dodge, being charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree theft in connection with Sunday’s case.

At 1 a.m. the next morning, officers were once again dispatched to Shelly’s home for a burglary in progress. Amanda Cullum, 30, and Martin Fye, 51, both of Fort Dodge, were arrested and charged in that case.

In addition to the charges from Sunday, Carmody said Johnson also has a warrant alleging that he violated his parole.

Anyone with information on Johnson is asked to call the FDPD at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444.

Police Log



Keith’s Outdoors and Tom Shelly each reported an attempted burglary.

A person reported an assault.

Amanda Bass and Joel Greathouse each reported a theft.

United All Stars reported criminal mischief.

Magistrate Court



Probation violation – Nicholas Abdo, 32, Omaha, Neb., sent to District Court; Megan Freeman, 23, 319 N. Eighth St., sent to District Court.

Third-degree burglary – Nicholas Gordon, 21, 1928 Third Ave. S., preliminary hearing set for April 18.

Second-degree attempted burglary – Martin A. Fye, 51, Callender, preliminary hearing set for April 18.

Domestic assault with injury – Christopher Conlan, 55, 1326 First Ave. N., No. 2, preliminary hearing set for April 18.

Violation of a no-contact order – Benjamin M. Rykhus, 28, 217 N. 16th St., trial set for April 23.