Sexual abuse suspect held on bond

Jeramy Smith, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman and assaulting a police officer Friday, has been ordered held in jail on bond.

Smith, 35, of Fort Dodge, had his bond on a first-degree sexual abuse charge set at $100,000 and assault on a peace officer at $50,000.

He’s alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in Fort Dodge Friday. Officers responded to the Countryside Inn, 324 Kenyon Road, after a domestic disturbance was reported. After Smith was taken into custody, he allegedly assaulted Fort Dodge Police Detective Tom Steck by hitting and biting him.

Magistrate William Thatcher also issued a no-contact order between the Smith, the alleged victim and her family. Smith’s preliminary hearing has been set for June 3.