The search continues for Ottumwa’s most wanted man, Dustin McDanel. Lt. Jason Bell spoke with KBIZ this afternoon, shortly after police raided a home on Ottumwa’s south side looking for McDanel. Bell tells us that undisclosed tips led the Ottumwa Police, Iowa State Patrol, Wapello County Sheriff’s Dept., and the Drug Task Force to raid the home in the 200 block of North Weller. McDanel was not at the residence at the time of the raid.
Neighbors tell us that both marked and unmarked squad cars lined the street when police kicked in the door at around 4:00 PM. Police will remain at the location for several hours while the home is searched for evidence.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.