Dubuque man facing charges after back to back sexual assaults

A Dubuque man is facing charges, including kidnapping, after allegedly trying to sexually assault two women just minutes apart. A gym employee told police she was able to escape after Nickolas R. Bandy, 29, pulled her into a room at Planet Fitness, on John F. Kennedy Road where she works, early Thursday morning. While police were investigating that case, they received a call about an attack at Mainstay Suites, on Associates Drive where a worker reported that Bandy held her against her will in the laundry room, before she was able to break free. Police were led to the suspect after responding to a fire alarm call at nearby Country Inn & Suites, on Associates Drive, where he was apprehended and taken into custody, according to police records.