Three flee following routine traffic stop
Ottumwa Police are asking for your help locating multiple individuals with outstanding warrants.
Tuesday around 8:00 p.m., an Ottumwa Police Officer on routine patrol observed a SUV occupied by four individuals, one of which matched the description of Olen James Brown, who has an outstanding arrest warrant for 2nd Degree Theft.
The officer proceeded to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle in the north alley of the 700 block of Clinton Street when an unknown male passenger in the vehicle fled on foot with the officer in pursuit.
During the foot pursuit, two other passengers exited the SUV and also fled on foot, while the driver exited the vehicle but did not flee.
The officer pursued the unknown male on foot around the block, at which time the male entered the driverâ??s seat of the stopped SUV and fled, striking two garages and a parked car in the process.
The officer was unable to apprehend the driver, but during the incident he was able to deploy his taser, possibly striking the unknown male as he fled the scene.
One of the passengers was later identified as Beau Brandi Simpson, 32, who has arrest warrants for Pre-Trial Release, on the original charge of Conspiracy to Commit a Forcible Felony of Arson 1st Degree and Simple Assault.
The original driver of the SUV, identified as Deborah Ann Peneueta, was arrested and charged with Driving While Barred.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Olen James Brown, Beau Brandi Simpson or the unknown male who fled the scene are asked to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at (641)-683-0661.