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After Fort Dodge garage shot up, cops round up allegedly intoxicated suspect

FORT DODGE – An allegedly intoxicated man was arrested after police say he fired bullets into a Fort Dodge garage.

On Wednesday, December 28th, at approximately 11:44 PM, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call of shots fired in the area of the 1500 Blk 17th St S.W. The caller also gave a description of a vehicle that was seen leaving the area.

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Officers responded and located the vehicle described by the caller. A felony stop was performed on the vehicle and 2 subjects were detained. Upon further investigation by officers on scene, it was discovered that the garage belonging to 1524 17th St. S.W. had multiple bullet holes in it. Officers spoke to multiple witnesses and the scene was processed for evidence.

As a result of this investigation thus far, 29‐year‐old Collin W. Towlerton, of Fort Dodge has been arrested on the following charges:

* Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (D Felony)
* Reckless Use of Firearm (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
* O.W.I. 2nd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Towlerton was arrested and booked into the Webster County Jail.

The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident and encourage anyone who may have information to contact law enforcement. Information may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Stoppers.

The Fort Dodge Police Department has been assisted in the investigation by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Webster County Attorney’s Office. There were no injuries reported in this incident.

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