During the past two months, the members of the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff's Department and the Webster County Attorney's Office have been conducting an ongoing investigation into multiple incidents of forgery and theft that occurred in the Fort Dodge and Webster County area. Detectives and patrol officer developed information through leads, evidence, witness interviews and search warrants,leading to multiple arrest warrants on 15 charges being issued for 29 year old Aaron Woodman and his wife 25 year old Trisha Woodman. Through the investigator's efforts there were able to track both individuals to Tama County. With the help of the Meskwaki Nation Police Department and the Tama County Sheriff's Department, both were apprehended on Friday,January 11th. Trisha made her initial appearance in Webster County magistrate court on Monday where she was released with supervision to the Department of Corrections of $65,000 bond. Aaron is currently being held in the Tama County Jail on bond from charges that he received during the arrest last Friday along with the charges from Webster County and Fort Dodge. Mr. Woodman will be transferred back to Webster County as soon as his case is adjudicated in Tama County.
Investigators have been able to link both Woodman's to crimes in at least 13 counties across the state of Iowa involving multiple victims, both corporate companies and individuals alike. At this point in the case investigators continue to process evidence, interview witnesses and follow up on additional information and in an attempt to identify and locate other victims. Anyone with more information is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 515-573-1426.