Police arrested a 15-year-old after an attack on a jogger in a Fort Dodge park on Saturday and now say he’s tied to another attack this summer in the same park. A woman was stabbed while running on the trail in Snell Crawford Park. Officers made contact with the victim on the trail about a mile east of the park.
The victim received non-life-threatening injuries to her neck and arm. She was transported to a Fort Dodge hospital for treatment. The youth matching the description given by the victim and other witnesses at the scene was identified and apprehended nearby. Information obtained during the investigation has led officers to believe the incident was related to an abduction attempt on the Snell Crawford Trail last August.
The juvenile has been charged with attempted murder and going armed with intent in relation to Saturday’s incident. The juvenile has also been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in relation to the incident last August 4 at the Snell Crawford Trail. He is being held in a juvenile detention center to wait for his initial court appearance. The identity of the youth is not being released due to his age.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)