FATAL STABBING IN OTTUMWA

Fatal stabbing in Ottumwa

One man is in custody…accused of stabbing an Ottumwa man to death.  Ottumwa Police were called just before 10 Friday night (9/3) to a reported stabbing at the Stardust Motel.  43-year-old Joshua David Barnhill of Ottumwa was found with a stab wound in his chest.  Barnhill was taken to Ottumwa Regional Health Center where he died of his injuries.  Then, just before 11pm Friday, a Wapello County Sheriff’s Deputy located the suspect near the intersection of Jefferson and Kruger in Ottumwa.  39-year-old Robert Wayne Milford, Junior was originally arrested for providing false information to a police officer and possessing methamphetamine.  Milford has now also been charged with second degree murder.

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