On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Ottumwa Police Officers responded to 802 E. Finley on a report that gunshots had been fired at the residence. Officers arrived and determined that suspects fired at the residence from a vehicle that was driving on the street.
There were occupants inside the house at the time of the shooting. Nobody inside the house was struck by the bullets or injured. On Thursday, May 26, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers executed a search warrant at 225 N. James Street, Ottumwa, for evidence related to the overnight shooting.
As a result of the investigation the Ottumwa Police Department has arrested the following persons:
David Christopher Garber, age 21, of 225 N. James, Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with Aiding and Abetting/ Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class “C” Felony.
Riley Mitchell Brown, age 16, of 225 N. James, Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with Aiding and Abetting/ Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class “C” Felony.
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.”
Media Release by Ottumwa Police