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Trial date set for Ottumwa man charged with wife's murder

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A trial date has been set in the case of an Ottumwa man accused of killing his wife. Gregory Showalter Sr., 61, is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2021 death of 60-year-old Helen Showalter. Showalter was arrested in August 2021. Prosecutors have since added to...
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SHOWALTER MURDER TRIAL TO START IN JANUARY

An Ottumwa man accused of murdering his wife will stand trial in January. 61-year-old Gregory Showalter, Sr. is charged with first degree murder in the death of his wife, Helen, in July of this year. He is also charged with abuse of a corpse, willful injury and domestic abuse assault impeding air or blood flow. Gregory Showalter’s trial is scheduled for January 4.
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OPD: Man Found with Drugs after Stealing Catalytic Convertor

An Ottumwa man is in custody after police say he was found with drugs after committing a theft early Saturday morning. At 3:20 AM, court records say 34-year-old Daniel Fields entered a property on the 600 block of Morris Street and removed a catalytic converter from a vehicle. Police arrived at the scene and Fields attempted to run away. Fields ignored verbal commands from authorities to stop.
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Independent autopsy of Helen Showalter granted

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - New developments in the case against Greg Showalter, Sr. He’s the Ottumwa man accused of killing his wife Helen this past July. Court records show the defense requested permission to conduct a private autopsy of Helen Showalter, the prosecution didn’t object and the judge granted the request.
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Iowa DCI provides update on search for Xavior Harrelson

MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says agents continue to follow up on leads nearly 4 months after 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson went missing. Harrelson disappeared from his mobile home in Montezuma. A family friend reported him missing on May 27. Investigators say a tip led them to...
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INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY ORDERED IN OTTUMWA WOMAN'S DEATH

Judge Myron Gookin has granted Gregory Allen Showalter Sr. an independent autopsy. Showalter has been charged in the murder of his wife, Helen Showalter. Defendant Showalter’s attorney, Bob Breckenridge, petitioned the court in August to preserve Helen Showalter’s body after the State Medical Examiner’s Office completed its examination of her remains. Showalter’s request for the independent autopsy was unopposed by prosecutors.
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Mahaska County deputies investigate school threat

NEW SHARON, Iowa — Authorities are investigating a social media threat made against a student who attends North Mahaska High School. Mahaska County deputies were made aware of the situation 9:20 p.m. Monday. Officers responded to the school and spoke with the student and the student’s parent. Investigators discovered the...
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For the record

1:14 p.m. Friday. Smoke complaint in the 100 block of Epps Street. Medical calls: 7:34 p.m. Wednesday. East Main Street. 1:42 p.m. Thursday. West Second Street. 2:31 p.m. Thursday. North Ward Street. 5:39 p.m. Thursday. South Union Street. 7:20 p.m. Thursday. East Main Street. 7:26 p.m. Thursday. Tuttle Street. 7:54 p.m. Thursday. East Rochester Road. 8:20 p.m. Thursday. West Finley Avenue. 10:35 p.m. Thursday. Morris Street. 12:17 a.m. Friday. Oakridge Road. 1:02 a.m. Friday. East Second Street. 6:34 a.m. Friday. Albia Road. 9:25 a.m. Friday. Pennsylvania Place.
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Ottumwa Woman Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

An Ottumwa woman was arrested on a warrant out of Washington County Friday. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received reports at approximately 3:04 p.m. of officers out with a subject in Newton wanted on a Washington County warrant. Thirty-three year-old Kolette Christine Daniels was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of methamphetamine, a class B felony.
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Police presence at North Mahaska High School as a precaution following a threat

NEW SHARON, Iowa (KYOU) -Law enforcement will be patrolling around North Mahaska High School as a precaution following a threat made on social media. According to a Facebook post by the school administration, around 9:20 pm Monday, the administration was made aware that one of our high school students received a threat from an unknown person on Snapchat.
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North Mahaska threats deemed not credible

NEW SHARON — The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office reports that there is no credible threat to a student or the North Mahaska High School after the student received threats via social media. The office was notified the night of Sept. 20 that a student from the North Mahaska High School...
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Ottumwa Courier

For the record

1:21 a.m. Friday. Moises Baiza Carrasco, 41, of Ackley, was charged in the 600 block of North Fellows Street with assault causing serious injury. 4:55 a.m. Friday. Eric Daniel Jessop, 18, of Ottumwa, was charged in the 1000 block of East Pennsylvania Avenue with two counts of domestic abuse assault.
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