Police Searching For Suspect in Overnight Assault

OTTUMWA-On Monday, April 3, 2017, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to the area of 904 Jay Street for a Domestic Violence incident.  A female victim, who resides at 904 Jay Street, was found outside of the residence with multiple injuries.  The victim was transported to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center for treatment and was later released.  Due to concerns for the victim’s safety we are not releasing the victim’s identity at this time.

The Ottumwa Police Department has filed charges on the suspect in this case and request the public assist us in taking him into custody.

Anthony “Tony” Gomez, age 26, of 904 Jay Street is currently wanted for:

  • Domestic Abuse Assault, a Class “D” Felony
  • Willful Injury, a Class “D” Felony

If anyone has information where Gomez is located, they are encouraged to contact the Ottumwa Police Department, or their closest law enforcement agency.

On the morning of April 4, 2017, police executed a search warrant at 904 Jay Street in reference to this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing in nature and additional charges are possible.


 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.”