OPD: Man Accused of Assaulting and Trapping Victims in Basement


An Ottumwa man was accused of assaulting a woman and trapping a couple in the basement of their residence.

60-year-old Kenneth Miskimins was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury and two counts of False Imprisonment.

On June 8, court records say Miskimins threw items at the female victim and struck her in the face leaving injuries. Police say the victim went to the basement and Miskimins trapped her in the room by blocking the door with a bag of concrete and a shovel. According to police, the victims boyfriend was also in the basement.

Miskimins was taken to the Wapello County Jail. A bond was set at $2,000. He plead not guilty and there is a preliminary hearing on June 19.

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