Ottumwa Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrants, Now Faces Additional Charges

OTTUMWA — On June 10th, 2024, at approximately 1:46 p.m., Nolan Ryan Rork, age 18, was arrested on outstanding arrest warrants at 712 Overman in Ottumwa.

On or about April 11th, 2024, Nolan Rork signed himself out of the halfway house where he was court ordered to reside after pleading guilty to several violent felonies in 2023.  After leaving the halfway house, Rork cut off his GPS ankle monitor and did not return to the halfway house.  

Yesterday, law enforcement personnel arrested Rork after he was observed at 712 Overman.  Rork was arrested on 4 arrest warrants for Probation Violation for various felonies and Voluntary Absence from Custody, a Serious Misdemeanor.  

When Rork was arrested yesterday he was additionally found to be in possession of 2 handguns and prescription medications that he does not have a valid prescription for.  Rork was additionally charged with the following new crimes: 

  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), bloth Class “D” Felonies
  • Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, a Class “D” Felony
  • Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication, a Serious Misdemeanor

Rork is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail with a $21,000 cash only bond.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department, the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force, and the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement assisted in Rork’s arrest on this day.  


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