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Alleged bath bandit busted in Fort Dodge

An illicit bath could send a Fort Dodge man to prison for up to five years.

According to court records, 40-year-old Daniel Mark Martin is charged with one count of third-degree burglary, a Class D felony.

The criminal complaint alleges that between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Martin kicked in a locked door of a vacant house in the 1300 block of Second Avenue North. Martin then allegedly ran a bath, “therefore taking something that did not belong to him,” Fort Dodge Police Officer Matt English wrote.

Martin had his initial hearing in Webster County Magistrate Court on Tuesday. He waived a preliminary hearing and was released on his own recognizance.

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