Fort Dodge man faces eluding, drug charges

A Fort Dodge man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fled from a police officer who tried to pull him over.

Brayton Anderson, 18, of Fort Dodge, is being held in the Webster County Jail on $12,000 bond.

Anderson was driving a 2002 blue Kia in the 200 block of North 10th Street Monday night at 8:59 p.m. when Sgt. Dan Charlson, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, attempted to pull him over, according to Police Chief Tim Carmody.

However, Anderson allegedly refused to stop and kept driving, at points speeding over 45 miles per hour. Eventually, the car stopped at the intersection of Seventh Avenue North and Eighth Street, where Anderson allegedly tried to flee on foot. Carmody said Charlson was able to catch up to Anderson and arrest him.

Anderson was taken to the Webster County Jail on charges of eluding, interference with official acts, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and four counts of failing to obey a stop sign. He was also charged with carrying weapons after officers allegedly found a knife on Anderson with a blade longer than 5 inches.

After he was taken to the jail, officers allegedly found meth hidden in Anderson’s wallet. He was then charged with furnishing a controlled substance to a jail and possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense.

At his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Tuesday, Magistrate Steve Kersten ordered Anderson held on bond on the eluding, carrying weapons and drug charges. The traffic violations and possession of drug paraphernalia charge were continued for 180 days.

In addition, Anderson also had a warrant for his arrest alleging that he violated his probation. He was ordered held on $4,000 bond on that case, which was sent to Webster County District Court.