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Mason City man charged in connection to shooting

Michael Holton

A Mason City man has been arrested in connection to a downtown Fort Dodge shooting where an occupied vehicle was struck multiple times on June 22, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department.

Michael W. Holton, 32, is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; possession of a firearm as a felon, a Class D felony; going armed with intent, a Class D felony; and reckless use of a firearm resulting in property damage, an aggravated misdemeanor.

It’s alleged that Holton fired several gunshots in the area of the 10 block of North Seventh Street at about 1:52 a.m. on June 22.

The bullets Holton allegedly fired struck an occupied vehicle several times, according to police.

The vehicle had been parked in a city-owned lot.

No one was injured, police reported.

Holton was arrested Thursday in Mason City and was transported to the Webster County Jail Friday.

He is being held on $22,000 cash bond.

Holton is expected to make his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court today.

The Fort Dodge Police Department continues its investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1424. They can also anonymously report information to Webster County Crime Stoppers by calling 573-1444, visiting www.wccrimestoppers.com or texting “LEC” and the tip to 274637.