Bodady makes initial appearance

FD man held on $250,000 bond in attempted murder case

The Fort Dodge man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a 71-year-old victim made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Monday morning.

Bond for Reino Bodady, 37, was set at $250,000, cash only.

Police were called to 504 N. Third St. at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday in response to reports of a man stabbing a relative with a knife. Officers arrived to find Bodady in the residence, where the victim was found stabbed several times in the neck and abdomen.

The victim was transported by the Fort Dodge Fire Department to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Bodady has an extensive history of criminal charges, though most charges have been various levels of misdemeanors. Six felony cases for him appear in court records, some of which have shown a gradual increase in violent tendencies.

In November 2008, he was charged with first-degree robbery and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, class B and D felonies, respectively. The former charge was dismissed by the court, and the latter was reduced to assault use/display of a weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.

In January 2017, Fort Dodge Police complaints charged the defendant with third-degree kidnapping, saying he bound a woman with an extension cord and belt, leading police on a chase. He was found guilty of false imprisonment and eluding by a jury and sentenced to up to one year in prison for each charge, to be served consecutively, minus time served in jail.

Bodady’s preliminary hearing for attempted murder has been set for Friday.


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