Inmate Charged with Escape from FD Residential Facility
A former Jefferson man was ordered held on $5,000 bond after allegedly escaping from the Fort Dodge Residential Correctional Facility. 22 year-old Matthew Spaulding made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court on Tuesday on a Class D felony escape from custody as a convicted felon charge. According to criminal complaints, Spaulding left the residential facility on January 10 and did not return when he was expected to. He allegedly did so while having two prior felony convictions. Spaulding's preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 4.