Marshalltown Police Accuse Hypnotist of Public Intoxication

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Police say a hypnotist hired to provide alcohol-free entertainment at a post high school prom event in Marshalltown was arrested for public intoxication.

The Marshalltown Police Department says 43-year-old Terry Woodward was taken into custody early Sunday morning. A message left for Woodward's attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Woodward is accused of showing up drunk before a 3 a.m. performance at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA. He was hired to perform for GMG High School.

Capt. Brian Batterson tells the Marshalltown Times-Republican that people reported Woodward smelled like alcohol. He had no interaction with students before his arrest.

The talent agency that hired Woodward says he has been fired.
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