Fort Dodge Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Last night around 9:30pm Fort Dodge Police were called to the 3100th block of 9th Avenue South. The caller indicated that a male and two females were involved in an altercation. When police arrived they located the male at 3109 9th Avenue South, other officers also located the two females. The females had sustained injuries from a knife and were transported to UnityPoint, Trinity Regional Medical Center. During the police’s on-scene investigation, the male was was identified as Mark Poppen, 46, of Fort Dodge. Poppen was taken into custody following the on-scene investigation and charged with Attempted Murder, a Class B felony and Willful Injury, a Class C felony. The last update from Fort Dodge Police was around 12:30am this morning, and at that time both females, who’s names are not being released were in stable condition. Poppen is set to make his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court later this morning.