OTTUMWA-On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 11:30 pm, the Ottumwa Police Department responded to the BP Station located at 533 N. Jefferson on a report of a robbery that had just taken place. The clerk reported two persons entered the store with their identities concealed. One person displayed a handgun and demanded money while the other person stole items from the store.
The suspects fled the store and the clerk was unharmed. Police located one suspect a short distance away from the station.
As a result of the investigation, police have arrested Zachary Paige Mallonee, age 18, of Ottumwa. Mallonee has been charged with Robbery 1st Degree, a Class “B” Felony.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing as police are trying to locate the additional suspect. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Ottumwa Police Department Investigations Unit at 641-683-0661.
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.”