Fort Dodge Police Department executes search warrants, arrest in recent shootings

By: Matt Scher,

Fort Dodge, IA – Search warrants and an arrest warrant were executed this morning in Fort Dodge regarding shootings over the past several weeks. The Fort Dodge Police Department released the following press release to the public regarding those warrants and arrest this morning:

“Over the past several weeks, the Fort Dodge Police Department has investigated several shots fired incidents. As the investigations developed, it was determined that these incidents were most likely occurring between two groups of known individuals. Investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department’s Criminal Investigations and Patrol Divisions have worked diligently over the past several weeks to identify those involved.

With the information gathered thus far, multiple search warrants were executed early this morning by the Fort Dodge Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at three residences in Fort Dodge with the assistance of the Fort Dodge/Webster County Special Emergency Response Team. Those residences were located in the 1800 block of 4th Avenue South, 1300 block of Avenue B, and 600 block of North 22nd Street. The execution of those warrants resulted in the seizure of multiple firearms, ammunition, illegal narcotics along with numerous other pieces of evidence. Additionally, 17‐year‐old Quanterious Altman of Fort Dodge was taken into custody on the following
• Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C Felony)
• Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (D Felony)
• Going Armed with Intent (D Felony)
• Assault While Participating in a Felony (D Felony)
• Assault While Using or Displaying a Dangerous Weapon (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Mr. Altman is being charged as an adult and made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court this morning. He is currently being held on a $54,000 cash bond. As with all cases, Mr. Altman is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Mr. Altman is currently being held in the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center in Eldora.”

The Fort Dodge Police Department also wanted to take this opportunity to remind citizens to ensure they are properly securing their firearms, specifically when left in their vehicle.

“We also want to remind those in the public of proper firearm security. The initial investigation of the firearms seized show at least one of them was recently stolen out of an unlocked vehicle. So far in the month of June, we have taken five reports of firearms being stolen out of unlocked vehicles throughout Fort Dodge. We want to ensure proper measures are being utilized for firearm security, preventing the likelihood that they end up on the streets being used in criminal activity. The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate these incidents and encourage those with information to contact police. The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted by the Fort Dodge Fire Department, the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Webster County Attorney’s Office.”