Arrest Made in Ottumwa Shooting

Cody Alan Pickerell, 27

OTTUMWA-On Saturday, March 11, 2017, at approximately 3:23 a.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to the Owls Nest Bar located at 116 S. Court, on a report that a shooting had taken place earlier in the night.  Police then began investigating that incident.  


At approximately 5:35 a.m., police responded to 1046 Bruce Street, to try and locate a possible victim of the shooting.  At that location, officers located a gunshot victim who was identified as Trenton Dale Himes, age 25, of Des Moines.  Himes had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso and was transported to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center for treatment of his injuriesHimes is in stable condition.  


As a result of the investigation, Cody Alan Pickerell, age 27, of 1046 Bruce, Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with the following offenses:


• Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a Class “D” Felony
• Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class “C” Felony
Pickerell remains in custody in the Wapello County Jail.  This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.  


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.”