Man Arrested After Shooting Dog

Alan Messerschmitt

OTTUMWA-On December 28th, 2016 at approximately 12:59 p.m. the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the 4000 blk of 165th Street reporting that a male had shot a hunting dog.

The Deputy arrived at the location and identified Alan Messerschmitt as the party who had fired the rifle. Messerschmitt was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd degree and reckless use of a firearm. Messerschmitt was transported to the Wapello County Jail and was released on a $5,000.00 bond.