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Bandana bandits arrested in Ottumwa burglary

William Davis, left, and Blaine Hill were charged with first-degree burglary Friday/Wapello County Sheriff's Office

Three men are accused of breaking into an Ottumwa home and holding a victim at knifepoint.

Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew told KTVO officers arrested two of the three suspects in the 100 block of North Ransom Street on Friday.

According to online court documents, William Davis, 21, of Ottumwa and Blaine Hill, 27, who has no known address, are now charged with First-Degree Burglary.

The criminal complaint shows the defendants concealed their identity with bandanas before entering an occupied home on North Ferry Street.

Court documents go on to say, “One of the three men [who] entered the victim's residence had a knife in his hand, and another had a railroad tie.”

It appears the men did not get very far. The criminal complaint adds that the victim chased them away with a weapon.

Both Davis and Hill are in custody at the Wapello County jail on $25,000 cash-only bond.

Both appeared in court this week.

Hill’s preliminary hearing is set for May 22, 2017. Davis waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

As of late Monday afternoon, the third suspect still had not been apprehended.

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