Arrest Made in Firearm Theft

Ryan SIdney Comer, 28

OTTUMWA-On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at approximately 10:45 AM, 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 PM, 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), Class D Felony
  • Carrying Weapons, Aggravated Misdemeanor
  • Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs, Serious Misdemeanor
  • Violation of a No Contact Order (Warrant), Simple Misdemeanor


The 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.”