Local House Fire Under Investigation

OTTUMWA-On Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 5:11 a.m., the Ottumwa Police Department received a 911 call about a disturbance taking place at 713 Wabash.  Police responded and found two residents of 713 Wabash outside of the house and the house on fire.


A male suspect was on top of the front porch roof when officers arrived.  The suspect then jumped off of the roof which caused the suspect to lose consciousness.  The suspect was transported to a medical facility for treatment of his injuries.


The victim was identified as Alyssa Ryan, of 713 Wabash.  The victim reported to police that a Violation of a Restraining Order took place as a result of this incident.  Police and Fire Department Personnel are investigating the circumstances leading to the fire.


No arrests have been made at this time.


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.”