The Ottumwa Courier

Ottumwa

May 28, 2014

Police seek fugitives

OTTUMWA — Police are looking for three people who they say fled after an attempted vehicle stop.

An Ottumwa police officer recognized Olen James Brown as one of four people in an SUV. Brown is wanted on a warrant for second-degree theft. The officer stopped the SUV in an alley north of the 700 block of Clinton Street.

Three of the occupants fled on foot. One remains unidentified. Brown and Beau Brandi Simpson, who is wanted on a warrant for revoked pretrial release on a charge of conspiracy to commit arson and assault, remain at large.

The vehicle’s driver, Deborah Ann Peneueta, 705 Clinton Ave., left the vehicle but did not flee the scene. She was charged with driving while barred.

Anyone who knows where police can find Brown, Simpson, or who can identify the third person who fled is asked to call the Ottumwa Police Department at (641) 683-0661.

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