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Altman pleads not guilty, demands speedy trial

A Fort Dodge teen charged with first-degree murder and harassment has entered a plea of not guilty in Webster County District Court.

Quanterious L. Altman, 18, was arrested on May 12 after allegedly shooting 18-year-old Adrian D. Grover to death in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood of Fort Dodge.

A shooting was reported in the intersection of 10th Avenue Southwest and 10th Street Southwest shortly before 3 a.m. on May 12. When officers arrived, they found Grover unresponsive on the ground. Grover was later pronounced dead.

Officers quickly located a vehicle matching the description of one reported to have fled the scene and conducted a high-risk traffic stop. As a result of the stop, Altman was detained and then arrested. In addition to the charge of first-degree murder, Altman is also charged with first-degree harassment for allegedly threatening and pointing a gun at Taelore Presswood.

Altman’s not guilty plea was filed Monday afternoon. He also demanded his right to a speedy trial, which gives the state 90 days to bring the defendant to trial.

A jury trial is scheduled for Aug. 8.

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