Man Arrested Carrying a Handgun

Marcus A. Jackson, age 36, of Ottumwa

OTTUMWA-On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers from the Ottumwa Police Department and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 424 N. Court, Apt. 2, for items related to a Robbery investigation.


Officers located a male inside of the residence that was carrying a handgun.  The male was identified as Marcus A. Jackson, age 36, of Ottumwa. Jackson was determined to be a convicted felon.  Jackson was subsequently arrested and charged with the following offenses:


  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Class “D” Felony
  • Prohibited Acts, Possession of Marijuana, a Serious Misdemeanor


As a result of the search at the residence, officers did locate potential evidence for the Robbery investigation.  The robbery was reported to police on October 10th, 2017, at 5:00 a.m., at 130 S. Fellows.  The victim in the robbery is identified as Brayden Merrell, age 18, of 130 S. Fellows.


This incident remains under investigation.


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.”