Pair Arrested After Alleged Burglary of Wapello County Farm


Two men were arrested after authorities say they burglarized a farm in Wapello County.

30-year-old Jeffery Brian Smith of Ottumwa has been charged with third-degree burglary and driving while barred.

63-year-old Stephen Lawrence White of Ottumwa has been charged with third-degree burglary.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a farm in Agency at 8:23 AM on Tuesday. A farm structure was burglarized and after several search warrants were obtained, it was determined several items were stolen including a tractor. The investigation unveiled another burglary that occurred at a second property.

Both Smith and White were transported to the Wapello County Jail. Court records did not contain bail information as of publication.

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