On February 27, 2016, the Ottumwa Police Department was contacted by a victim who reported that she had been held against her will for several days. The victim reported that she was repeatedly assaulted during the time frame she was held captive.
The Ottumwa Police Department initiated an investigation that has led to the following charges and arrests:
A third suspect is also facing charges relating to the Kidnapping investigation and those charges are pending.
Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings: “A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”