Wapello County Sheriff’s Made Two Arrests Over the Weekend

Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible assault in progress on 4th Street in Chillicothe, IA on Saturday, September 9th around 3 PM. When Deputies arrived all parties were gone.

An investigation was conducted. On Sunday, Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tony Bakalar, Sr., age 54 of Chillicothe and charged Bakalar Sr. with Domestic Abuse with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury and Harassment in the First Degree — both are Aggravated Misdemeanors.

Bakalar Sr. is currently being had in lieu of bond in the Wapello County Jail.


On September 6th, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at a farm residence on Point Isabelle Road in Wapello County.

On Saturday, Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at 310 North Street in Ottumwa, IA and numerous items that were reported stolen were recovered.

As a result of the investigation and search warrant Trevor Roberts, age 28 of Ottumwa has been charged with two counts of Burglary Third Degree a Class D Felony. Roberts has bonded from the Wapello County Jail.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.


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