OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man is facing an attempted murder charge after police officers say he shot his wife with a crossbow.
The Ottumwa Police Department reports that yesterday morning, officers responded to a report that a woman at a residence on Evergreen had been shot with a crossbow. The victim was identified as 68-year-old Lillian Dennison, and according to the report, she had been shot with a crossbow while sleeping on a couch inside the residence. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital.
Later that morning, officers of the Ottumwa Police Department and Wapello County Sheriff’s Office arrested the victim’s husband, 68-year-old George Edward Dennison, and charged him with felony attempted murder and domestic abuse assault, an aggravated misdemeanor. He is currently being held at the Wapello County Jail with a $50,000 cash only bond.