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45 Year Old Ottumwa Man Arrested

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Joe Bakalar, a 45 year old Ottumwa man, is being charged with breaking and entering into his old home, breaking a no contact order, and threatening the occupant of the home. During the night of  September 25th Bakalar violated his no contact order with the victim. He later returned on the 26th, smashed a chicken coop, broke a window, grabbed the arm of the victim  and threatened to kill her. The occupant of the home defended herself with pepper spray, according to authorities, letting her escape. Bakalar was arrested by the Wapello County Sheriff’s department on October 2nd. Bail is set at $10,000

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