Fort Dodge man pleads not guilty in first degree murder of his father

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

Fort Dodge, IA – A Fort Dodge man charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his father has plead not guilty to the charge.

According to Iowa Courts Online’s court records, a written plea of not guilty was filed in Webster County District Court on behalf of 20-year-old Olnario Rodriguez-Ruffrage.

Rodriguez-Ruffrage was arrested Oct. 4 and charged with first degree murder following an investigation by the Fort Dodge Police Department into the Oct. 1 shooting death of 44-year-old Jason Ruffrage of Fort Dodge, his father.

A pretrial conference is set for Jan. 16.