90
      Saturday
      91 / 70
      Sunday
      91 / 70
      Monday
      84 / 68

      Two charged falsely accusing Ottumwa Police of theft

      <p>Marquise LaMar Benson, 27</p>
      Two Ottumwans are in jail after falsely accusing Ottumwa Police officers of theft.

      Marquise LaMar Benson, 27, and Tonya Donlynn Bosley, 38, both of 526 South Ward Street, Ottumwa, are charged with two counts of False Reports.

      Ottumwa Police allege that in July of 2013, Benson and Bosely reported that two OPD officers had broken into their garage and taken a motorcycle.

      Police say that entire incident was captured on the officers in-car camera. That video does not show any crime being committed by the officers.

      False Reports is a serious misdemeanor. Both Benson and Bosley are being held in the Wapello County Jail on $2,000 bond.

      Press release from the Ottumwa Police Department.

      On April 24, 2014 members of the Ottumwa Police Department arrested and charged

      The charges stem from an investigation initiated by the Ottumwa Police Department in July of 2013 after Benson and Bosley both reported two Ottumwa Police Officers while on duty broke into a garage at their residence and stole a motorcycle. The two subjects also reported officers caused damage to their residence.

      During the investigation it was determined that a burglary had not been committed and the officers had not caused damage to their residence. The entire incident was captured on in-car camera video from the officer??s patrol vehicles.

      False Reports is a serious misdemeanor. Both Benson and Bosley are being held in the Wapello County Jail on $2,000 bond.