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FD man pleads not guilty to kidnapping charges

Mosley charged in relation to June 16 shooting

A Fort Dodge man has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and gun possession in relation to a June 2020 shooting in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood.

Isiah C. Mosley, 18, was arrested and charged with second-degree kidnapping, a Class B felony, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class D felony, in early March, following a monthslong investigation into the June 16, 2020, shooting that killed two people and injured two others.

He entered a written plea of not guilty on Monday in Webster County District Court.

Police say an unnamed male bystander was attempting to flee in his vehicle when Mosley jumped onto the hood of the car, holding the bystander at gunpoint and demanding he drive Mosley out of the area. After traveling a short distance, Mosley got off the car and fled on foot.

Five other men have been arrested in connection with this incident, with four of them facing two second-degree murder charges. They are:

• James C. Davis Jr., 35, of Fort Dodge.

• Jeremiha R. Hatten, 22, of Fort Dodge.

• Michael J. Shivers, 55, of Eagle Grove.

• Michael J. Wells 33, of Fort Dodge.

Darrell L. Jones, 23, of Fort Dodge, was initially charged with second-degree murder, but those charges have since been dismissed and instead he is facing charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm as a felon.

With his written plea on Monday, Mosley waived his right to a speedy trial and further proceedings have not yet been scheduled, though the defendant is facing numerous other unrelated felony charges.

Just three days after the June 16 shooting in Pleasant Valley, Mosley was arrested and charged with attempted murder and several other serious felony charges stemming from an August 2019 incident.

Police alleged that Mosley shot at an occupied house in the 1200 block of 10th Avenue Southwest on Aug. 7, 2019. No injuries were reported from the incident.

For the August 2019 shooting, he was also charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class D felony; going armed with intent, a Class D felony; reckless use of a firearm resulting in property damage, an aggravated misdemeanor; and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The attempted murder charge was dismissed in November 2020 because there was “simply insufficient circumstantial evidence to prove the defendant’s intent to commit murder, by proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” First Assistant County Attorney Ryan Baldridge said at the time.

The jury trial for the remaining charges is scheduled for September.

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