Female Suspect Reaches Plea Bargain in Police Shootout Case

By Jason Van Arkel, July 22, 2019

NOTE: Ellis Codjoe also contributed to this article.

The woman charged in connection with the 2018 robbery that led to a police shootout has apparently reached a plea bargain.

Last August, authorities say 36-year-old Tiffany McNeal drove three men to the south side of Ottumwa to burglarize a house. A man in the residence was shot in the robbery attempt. Police were called after the attempted robbery, and the three men fled on foot. They later exchanged fire with police near Liberty Elementary School.

McNeal was arrested a month after the incident. She was charged with attempted murder, first degree burglary and first degree robbery. McNeal’s plea hearing will be held on July 29th.

One of the men, David White of Fairfield, was killed in the gunfight. Michael Bibby of Ottumwa was wounded and Dalton Cook of Ottumwa was captured uninjured. Bibby and Cook had their scheduled trials pushed back to January 2020. The two men have been charged with ten counts of attempted murder, first degree burglary and first degree robbery.

 

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