The theft of three vehicles has landed an Ottumwa man in jail with a slew of charges. On Dec. 31, deputies from the Wapello County Sheriff's Office located two vehicles reported stolen. One, a Ford pickup in Mahaska County, reported missing from Kirkville and the second, a Ford Mustang in Kirkville, reported missing from the Ottumwa Police Department.
A third vehicle was reported missing in Mahaska County and found by deputies from the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office.
A short chase ensued, ending with 28-year-old Keith Hewitt charged with driving offenses in Keokuk County, burglary in Mahaska County and two counts of theft in Wapello County. A second man, 26-year-old Daniel Fields, also of Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with burglary in Mahaska County and two counts of theft in Wapello County.
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