A Webster County man was arrested Monday afternoon on drug warrants after he initially eluded police. Around 2:45 PM, An officer from the Fort Dodge Police Dept. saw 40 year old, Fort Dodge resident John W Prather Jr. The suspect was seen in traffic and the officer knew he had outstanding warrants and followed him.
The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but Prather did not stop initially. Prather then entered Oleson Park at 12th Ave South and South 17th St. He was then stopped and arrested without incident.
Prather was arrested on outstanding drug warrants, he also faces charges from this incident including eluding and failure to obey a traffic control device.