A Fort Dodge man is being held on $35,000 bond following an alleged robbery. 20 year-old Kyle Mericle is facing charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree theft. Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody says last Friday afternoon, officers were sent to the area of 1st Avenue North and North 14th Street and found 23 year-old Steven Hardisty unconscious with various injuries. Mericle allegedly punched him in his head, causing a fractured skull, and stole his wallet. Carmody described Hardisty’s injuries as non life threatening. Mericle’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 29.