Fort Dodge man arrested for firing gun in pet store parking lot
No injuries were reported on Wednesday when a Fort Dodge man allegedly fired a gun in the parking lot of a pet store, according to a release from the Fort Dodge Police Department.
The shooting was an isolated incident between known parties and not a random act, according to the FDPD release.
According to the release, law enforcement officers were notified at about 2:53 p.m. that an individual had fired a gun in the parking lot of Pet Supplies Plus, 2916 Fifth Ave. S., and that the subject had fled the scene.
Officers searched for the subject, eventually tracking him down at the Days Inn, 3040 Fifth Ave. S., where they took 31-year-old Jordan J. Martin into custody. Martin is charged with one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor; and one count of reckless use of a firearm, an aggravated misdemeanor.
According to criminal complaints, Martin was engaged in an argument in the pet store parking lot with Daniel Cormeny, of Fort Dodge, when he fired a gun at Cormeny.
Martin had his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on Thursday morning. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6. He is being held on a $27,000-cash only bond.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the FDPD at 515-573-2323 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 515-573-1444, or by texting “LEC” and the tip to 274-637.
The FDPD was assisted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office and Webster County Emergency Management.