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Man Accused of Stealing from House while Running from Police

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Billy Fister

FORT DODGE, Iowa — A man is accused of stealing from a home while trying to run from police.

On Thursday, officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department were dispatched to EZ Pawn to investigate possible stolen items being pawned. These items were allegedly taken from a burglary in Humboldt on May 18th.

According to Fort Dodge Police, Kerrie Jorgenson, 49, of Humboldt tried to sell the stolen items at the pawn shop.

While speaking with Jergenson, Officers discovered a male subject that had accompanied Jergenson to the store. As officers began to approach the male in a vehicle, the male ran from officers.

Officers checked the area and located Billy Fister, 42, of Webster City behind a house in the  1600 block of 4th Ave S.

After a short foot pursuit, the Fister entered a nearby residence. Officers followed and placed him in custody inside of the residence.

After placing him in custody, the homeowner also discovered several items missing from his residence. Fort Dodge Police said Fister initially gave officers a false identity. Property missing from the home was later located with Fister.

He is facing a long list of charges including 2nd degree burglary. Jorgenson is charged with possession of stolen items.