A man charged with setting a Fort Dodge woman's apartment on fire was ordered held on bond during his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Monday.
David Peck, 20, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with first-degree arson, a Class B felony.
At his initial appearance, Magistrate William Thatcher set Peck's bond at $25,000.
Peck turned himself in to the Fort Dodge Police Department on Saturday, hours after he allegedly set a fire at 492 N. Second St., No. 3.
According to the criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County attorney's office, Peck set a pair of jeans on fire in the apartment, which was being rented by Tasha Crouse.
Crouse flagged down Fort Dodge police officer Nathan Wolfe at 3:28 a.m. Saturday after receiving information that her apartment had been set on fire, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department.
Wolfe began evacuating the other residents after reporting the fire to dispatchers.
Besides Crouse, there are three other apartments in the building that have people living in them, according to the complaint.
Nobody was injured, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department.
The total extent of the damage was not available.
Officers looked for Peck when they learned he was a person of interest, but they couldn't find him.
He was later arrested after coming to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center around 5 p.m. Saturday, when he asked to speak with an officer, according to the police.
Peck's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 14.