Recent Crime News
Tuesday Apr 28 | via The Fairfield Ledger
At 5:48 a.m. Saturday, the Ottumwa Police Department received a 911 call reporting a possible shooting incident at 114 S. Van Buren in Ottumwa, according to a press release from the Ottumwa Police Department. Officers responded and made contact with several people at that address. Comment?
Monday Apr 27 | via Home
A press release Monday from Ottumwa Police Lt. Jason Bell offered a clarification on a weekend incident on Van Buren Street. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 22 | via KWWL-TV Waterloo
An attorney for a man charged with the shooting death of a man in Ottumwa has filed notice that he plans to claim self-defense. The Ottumwa Courier reports 24-year-old Dustin McDanel's attorney on Tuesday notified the court of his intention to claim self-defense in his first-degree murder trial. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via Home
The wheels of justice are turning slowly in one of the Heartland's most horrific child abuse cases. In March of 2014, Ottumwa police arrested Kraigen A. Grooms, then 17 years old. Comment?
Monday Apr 20 | via The Washington Evening Journal
An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 14 | via NewsOK.com
George Reginald Adams, 78, Wichita Falls, Texas ; Kenneth Lee Reynolds, 74, Ottumwa, Iowa; and Richard Eugene Futch, 68, Seymore, Texas: The longtime vendors at the Wanenmachera TMs Tulsa Arms Show are charged on various gun-theft complaints. Adams is charged with concealing stolen property. Comment?
Apr 2, 2015 | via Home
McDanel is accused of killing Roger Wiseman Jr. on Jan. 4 in downtown Ottumwa, and is charged with first degree murder, flight to avoid prosecution, and possession of a firearm as a felon. McDanel fled to Missouri to avoid arrest, and was eventually apprehended near St. Louis, where according to sources, he was found hiding under a bed. Comment?
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