(OTTUMWA, Iowa) – On March 20, 2018 at approximately 1:01AM, Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from BP Gas Station south of Ottumwa located at 4108 Hwy 63. The caller reported that a male subject had entered the gas station and pointed a handgun at the caller and had stolen some cigarettes after being unsuccessful in opening the cash register. The caller advised the vehicle left north on Hwy 63 and provided Wapello County Dispatch with a description of the vehicle that the male subject was seen getting into.
A short time later Ottumwa Police Officers seen a vehicle matching the description northbound on Madison Ave in Ottumwa, a traffic stop on the vehicle was conducted at Madison Ave and Mary St. in Ottumwa.
As a result of the investigation Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jacob Bonner, 18, of Eldon, Iowa and Gabriel Clarkson, 18, of Eldon, Iowa for Robbery 1st a Class B Felony. were held in the Wapello County Jail. Ottumwa Police Department assisted in the investigation.
No other details have been released about this investigation.
– Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This information was provided via a news release sent by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office out of Ottumwa, Iowa.