News of Record: July 29, 2014

FD man faces felony theft charge

Charles W. Goddard Jr., 25, of 615 S. 15th St., is charged with theft in the second degree and possession of stolen property after he allegedly drove and abandoned someone else’s Chevrolet Blazer on Oct. 10, 2013.

According to court records, Goddard allegedly knew the Blazer had been stolen.

Theft in the second degree is a Class D felony.

Goddard made his initial appearance in Magistrate Court on Monday. His preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 22.

Goddard is held on a $5,000 bond.

Two plead guilty to drug charge

Jessica Long, 30, and Chris Morwitzer, 26, both of Ames, both pleaded guilty Monday to possession of a precursor with the intent to manufacture, a Class D felony.

They both were in possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine on April 1.

While police were serving a search warrant at a meth lab, both Morwitzer and Long arrived with 2.4 grams of pseudoephedrine each.

“The key is they had the intent to manufacture methamphetamine,” First Assistant County Attorney Jennifer Benson said.

They both received a deferred judgment.

Since neither of them had any previous criminal history, both were placed on supervised probation, Benson said.

Long and Morwitzer both had their initial appearances in court on April 14.

Drive-by shooting under investigation

Police are still investigating a drive-by shooting Saturday morning.

Someone shot a 17-year-old male outside his home in the 800 block of Fourth Avenue North early Saturday morning, according to officials with the Fort Dodge Police Department.

“This is one of those things where we really rely on the help of the community,” Assistant Chief Kevin Doty said.

The victim told officers he had been outside of his house on the 800 block of Fourth Avenue North when a dark-colored, four-door car drove by and someone fired at him.

The young man had sustained a non-life-threatening wound and was treated and released from the emergency room.

Officers are seeking information that would help them to identify the vehicle or the individuals that were in the vehicle. The police are also trying to locate any firearms that may have been used in the shooting.

People who may know more about this incident can contact the police at 573-1426 or Crime Stoppers can be contacted anonymously by calling 573-1444. People can also submit tips online at or by texting “LEC” and the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Sheriff’s Log



Jay Ternin, Julie Bock, Larry Covey, Peggy Moody, James Fisher and Steve Axness, all of Fort Dodge, reported stolen or damaged mailboxes.

Amanda J. Wasko, of Webster City, was involved in an accident on Sunday on Johnson Avenue.

Magistrate Court



Theft in fourth degree – Alex Loarca, 19, no address provided, sent to District Court.

Theft in fifth degree – Alex Loarca (two counts), 19, no address provided, continued 180 days; Megan L. Bretthauer, 36, no address provided, 30-day suspended jail sentence, $185.

Driving under suspension – Lorrie L. Alexander, 48, no address provided, trial set for Aug. 22.

Assault -Willie L. Picket, 54, no address provided, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 6.

Domestic assault -Roy A. Rowe, 61, no address provided, trial set for Aug. 27.

Public intoxication – T. Miller Woodburn, 45, no address provided, $195.

Failure to appear – Chad Wilson, no age or address provided, sent to District Court.

Driving without a valid license – Rodger Douglass, no age or address provided, trial set for Aug. 21.

Failure to have proof of insurance – Rhiannon Quintana, no age or address provided, $402.50.

Failure to have valid driver’s license – Cody Peterson, no age or address provided, $330.