Wapello County Resident Faces Multiple Felonies


A Wapello County man is facing three felony charges after being arrested on an outstanding warrant.

According to court documents, on December 12, 2019, members of the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence on South Webster Street in Ottumwa. The incident reports allege that 25 year old Jonathan Andrew Ridgway-Wilson was found to be in possession of over 32.7 grams of “ice” methamphetamine, scales and packaging material. The methamphetamine reportedly did not have drug tax stamp affixed. It was also alleged that a stolen Mossberg shotgun was found in a nearby closet. The report states that Ridgway-Wilson has two prior felony convictions, making his possession of the firearm illegal.

At approximately 1:51 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020, Ridgway-Wilson was arrested on an outstanding warrant stemming from the December 12 incident. He has been charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver More Than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine (a Class B Felony), Failure To Affix Drug Tax Stamp (a Class D Felony), and Possession of a Firearm By a Felon (a Class D Felony). A hearing for his initial Appearance is scheduled for May 15, 2020.

As a reminder, a criminal charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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