On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to Foxhole Firearms, located at 2603 Roemer, Ottumwa, on a report that a theft of a firearm had just occurred.
At approximately 8:00 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department located and arrested Ryan Sidney Comer, age 28, of Ottumwa, and recovered the stolen firearm.
Comer was charged with the following offenses:
- Interference with Official Acts (Enhanced), a Class “D” Felony
- Carrying Weapons, an Aggravated Misdemeanor
- Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, a Serious Misdemeanor
- Violation of a No Contact Order (warrant), a Simple Misdemeanor
This investigation into the theft of the firearm is ongoing.
Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings: “A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”