OPD: SE Iowa Man Stole Numerous Items from Unoccupied Vehicle


A southeast Iowa man faces several felonies after police say he stole a litany of items from a car in Ottumwa on Friday.

19-year-old Kadyn Newcomer of Washington was charged with five counts of third-degree burglary (Class D felony), possession of ammunition by a domestic abuse offender (Class D felony), possession of methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor), possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor), and public intoxication (simple misdemeanor).

Court records say at 6:00 PM, Newcomer and an accomplice entered an unlocked, unoccupied vehicle at the 200 block of North Madison Avenue in Ottumwa. The suspects stole a pair of sunglasses, the vehicle’s registration papers and title, the key to the vehicle, numerous credit/debit cards, $75 cash, and a children’s ballerina bag with tap shoes, according to court documents.

The criminal complaint states Newcomer was found by officers later Friday on the 200 block of Richmond. Upon contact with an officer, Newcome allegedly displayed dilated pupils, uncontrollable body movements, and unsteady balance. Newcome dropped multiple items on the ground while speaking with the officer. Newcome was determined to be intoxicated.

Newcome was searched and authorities allegedly found several smoking devices, 1.8 grams of methamphetamine, 31 prescription pills, a loaded pistol magazine, four shotgun shells, and stolen items from the unoccupied vehicle.

Newcome was arrested and transported to the Wapello County Jail. His bail has been set at $10,000.

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