An Eldon man is facing several charges related to an alleged burglary on Saturday afternoon.
According to a press release, on Saturday, May 14, at around 3:38 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Taft Circle in Ottumwa. It was reported that a male suspect had forced entry into a back door to the residence and threatened the victim with a handgun.
The suspect was identified as 18 year old Demetrius Xaziver Wilson of Eldon. Wilson was located a short distance from the residence after the vehicle he was driving broke down. He was taken into custody and has been charged with 1st Degree Burglary (Class B Felony), Assault While Participating In A Felony (Class D Felony), Going Armed With Intent (Class D Felony), 1st Degree Harassment (Aggravated Misdemeanor), and Person Ineligible to Carry Dangerous Weapons (Serious Misdemeanor). He is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.
As a reminder, a criminal charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.