Search warrant leads to arrest
Tennessee Ferry charged with burglary, forgery
The Webster City Police Department executed a search warrant on Aug. 14 for stolen property at1522 7th Avenue N, Apt 5 in Fort Dodge.
The search stemmed from information that the subject used counterfeit money to make a purchase. Over 100 stolen items were recovered from the apartment. In addition the Fort Dodge Police Department seized property relating to an ongoing investigation they are working, according to Webster City Police Chief Shiloh Mork.
The subject, Tennessee Alexander Ferry, 24, of Fort Dodge was present at the residence at the time the search warrant was executed. Ferry was charged with the following offenses by the Webster City Police Department:
• Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class D Felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $7,500.
• Forgery, a Class D Felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $7,500.
• Possession of Burglar’s Tools, an Aggravated Misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $6,250.
In addition, Ferry had warrants for his arrest out of Webster County including a Parole Violation and a charge of Burglary in the Third Degree. Additional charges are pending.
Information leading to the search warrant was provided by concerned citizens.
“The public’s help is vital in these investigations.” according to Mork. “This was a huge success for Hamilton County Crimestoppers and the P3 tip program. Odds are that without an anonymous way to provide information to law enforcement, we wouldn’t have had this amount of success this early in the investigation.”
Anonymous information can be provided to law enforcement using the following methods:
• Call the local tip line at (515) 832-8437. The call will not be recorded and callers will not be asked to identify themselves.
• Go online to P3TIPS.com, and follow the directions to submit the tip.
• Download the P3 mobile app available on iOS and Android platforms.
The Webster City Police Department was assisted by the Fort Dodge Police Department in this investigation.