The Fort Dodge Messenger is reporting that 32 year old Fort Dodge resident, William Goddard Jr. has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after shooting a man with a flare gun last summer.
Goddard entered guilty please to charges stemming from an incident in July 2020, where used a flare gun on a man, beat him and hit him with his car. The Messenger reports the victim as Robert Allen and says he suffered a fractured skull in the incident.
Goddard pleaded guilty to intimidation with a weapon, going armed with intent and willful injury. He was sentenced to 10 years each for the charges of intimidation with a weapon and willful injury with those sentenced to run consecutively. He was also was given a five year sentence to be served concurrently for going armed with intent.