A man who was a candidate for Webster County supervisor has been charged with a felony after an alleged incident Monday night.
Eugene M. Newsome, 69, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony.
Newsome was a candidate in the Democratic primary for the District 4 supervisor election against Marcy Lundberg.
According to the criminal complaint, filed with the Webster County attorney's office, Newsome pulled out a black revolver and pointed it at a man, who he threatened to shoot.
"The defendant had the intent to provoke fear in the victim," the complaint read.
The alleged incident happened in the 300 block of North 10th Street.
It was reported to Fort Dodge police around 9:51 p.m., according to the department's shift log.
Newsome made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Tuesday morning.
Webster County Attorney Ricki Osborn asked Magistrate William Thatcher to hold Newsome on bond.
After questioning Newsome about his ties to Fort Dodge, Thatcher instead decided to release Newsome with supervision to the Department of Corrections.
Thatcher also sent Newsome's case to District Court for scheduling.