Poppen held on $600,000 bond

A man charged with attempted murder and willful injury has been ordered held on a combined $600,000 cash bond.

Mark Poppen, 46, of Fort Dodge, made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Wednesday morning.

Poppen is accused of cutting the throats of two women with a knife Tuesday evening in Fort Dodge.

Both women were last reported to be in stable condition by the Fort Dodge Police Department.

His preliminary hearing is Sept. 22.