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Wanted sex offender flees Fort Dodge cops, barricades himself in house

FORT DODGE – A wanted sex offender fled Fort Dodge cops and barricaded himself in a house until they were able to coax him out.

This week, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received information on the location of a possible wanted subject. The information provided indicated the individual may be in the area of 536 South 22nd Street in Fort Dodge. Officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department responded to the area.

When officers arrived, they encountered a male matching the description of the wanted subject. Officers were able to confirm it was the male with outstanding warrants. As they approached the male, he retreated into 536 South 22nd Street locking the door. Officers then began communicating with the male, but he refused to exit.

Other officers arrived on scene and began communicating with the male. Officers conversed with the male for approximately three (3) hours before he surrendered without incident. The male, identified as 31‐year‐old Fort Dodge resident, Michael Euchner, was taken into custody on the following outstanding warrants without incident:

* Violation of the Sex Offender Registry – 2nd or Subsequent Offense (D Felony)
* Violation of Parole (No Bond Warrant)

Euchner was scheduled to make his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court.

The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted on scene the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Dodge Fire Department, and the Webster County Attorney’s Office.

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