On Monday, October 2, 2017, investigators from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force received information that Wesley Allen Gridley, age 36, of Ottumwa, was at 523 Ray Street in Ottumwa. Gridley was wanted by the United States Marshall’s Office for a Probation/Parole violation.
No one would answer the door when officers attempted to make contact with the people inside of the residence. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence and ultimately found Gridley hiding inside a crawl space in the basement of the residence. Gridley was arrested on his outstanding federal arrest warrant and was additionally charged with Delivery of Less Than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine Within a 1000 Feet of a School, a Class
Another person who was inside of the house was also arrested. Rodney Allen Schnoor, age 50, of 1132 South Street, #5, was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.
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.”