Wanted Ottumwa man arrested in Centerville on meth distribution charges

On Thursday, an Ottumwa man wanted on meth distribution charges was arrested in Appanoose County.
On Thursday, an Ottumwa man wanted on meth distribution charges was arrested in Appanoose County.(Appanoose County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 2:25 PM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - On Thursday, Clinton Andrew Wynn, 43, of Ottumwa, was arrested in Appanoose County after being wanted by the United States Marshals Service for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Officials announced Friday afternoon that the Centerville Police Department received information that Wynn was staying at a residence in the area. The department was also informed that Wynn was a ‘violent felon’ who was known assault peace officers.

Early Tuesday morning, Centerville police located the vehicle that Wynn was said to have been driving and began watching the residence. On Thursday, the Southeast Iowa Interagency Drug Task Force also provided surveillance video to assist with the investigation.

On Thursday afternoon, just before 2 PM, Wynn was spotted at the intersection of 18th and Maple Street. The surveillance team then began to perform a traffic stop when Wynn attempted to flee and collided with a police vehicle. Other officers then pinned Wynn with their police vehicles; and a short time later, Wynn was taken into custody.

Wynn was taken to the Appanoose County Jail before he was released into the custody of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office say that several other agencies from around southeast Iowa assisted in the arrest, including the Ottumwa Police Department.

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