Suspect arrested in stabbing

Fort Dodge man was seriously injured in Thursday incident

Donathon Williams

A Fort Dodge man was arrested for attempted murder Thursday after police say he stabbed another man in the neck and back, leaving him seriously injured.

Donathan L. Williams, 41, was arrested after police located him in a car around 7:10 p.m. in the 400 block of North Eighth Street, where Fort Dodge police said he was known to live. His arrest warrant was issued in the afternoon, several hours after the morning stabbing.

Community Health Center of Fort Dodge staff reported at 10:54 a.m. that the victim, 39, came in with stab wounds to the neck and back and treated him until medics arrived. Initial investigation revealed that he was stabbed in his apartment building at 106 N. 10th St. before fleeing to CHC, 126 N. 10th St.

Police say the man fled the building after being injured to seek help from the Community Health Center. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center for treatment. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Initial information collected early in the day indicated that the stabbing was an isolated incident, according to Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, public information officer for the FDPD.

Williams makes his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court at 9 a.m. today.

As police continue their investigation, anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact the FDPD at 515-573-1426. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Webster Crime Stoppers at 515-573-1444, or by texting “LECî and the tip to 274637.

The FDPD has been assisted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the Webster County Attorney’s Office in their investigation.


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