OTTUMWA — Joseph Dobbe will spend 25 years in prison after his conviction on charges of attempted murder.
A jury convicted Dobbe of the charge along with willful injury causing serious injury, assault while participating in a felony, domestic abuse with intent to injure and domestic abuse causing bodily injury. In April 2018 he assaulted a woman in the 900 block of South Sheridan Avenue, then drove away. He later returned and ran over the woman.
Dobbe fled and was eventually found at his mother’s home in Melrose. A standoff followed, only to end when Dobbe was removed for treatment of a medical emergency.
The case went to trial in January. Jurors convicted Dobbe on all counts, but one was later thrown out by the judge. Judge Lucy Gamon ruled the charge of willful injury causing bodily injury was problematic, finding the charge essentially duplicated another count.
That decision did not change the amount of time Dobbe will spend behind bars. He was sentenced to prison for each count. The sentences will run concurrently, though, which means the 25-year sentence for attempted murder will be the last to run out.
A case in which Dobbe was accused of manufacturing marijuana was dismissed.