Police: Burglar found in basement of home he tried to rob

Christopher Garrett Allen, 27, of Ottumwa (Photo: Wapello County Sheriff's Office)

An Ottumwa man is in custody after police say they found him in the basement of a home he was trying to rob.

Christopher Garrett Allen, 27, was arrested early Tuesday morning in the basement of a residence on South Milner.

According to a press release, officers responded to a possible burglary in progress just before 3:30 a.m. They reportedly located a man in the basement who refused to say who he was. The man was later identified as Allen.

Allen is charged with Burglary in the 2nd Degree, class C felony, and three counts of Interference with Official Acts, a simple misdemeanor.

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