Ottumwa man arrested on arson/theft charges in Audubon County


September 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

An arrest was made Thursday, in connection with incidents of arson and theft which occurred early last month, in Audubon County. Sheriff Todd Johnson reports 20-year old Mackenzie Jacob Belnap, of Ottumwa, faces 1st- and 2nd-degree Arson charges, along with two counts of burglary in the 3rd degree and two-counts of theft in the 2nd degree. His arrest stems from an investigation into a pickup that was stolen and burned in the 2900 block of Falcon Avenue , and an ATV that was stolen and burned in the 1500 block of 260th Street, during the evening hours on August 5th and early morning hours on August 6th.

Belnap is being held in the Audubon County Jail on $25,000 bond. The incidents remain under investigation, and additional charges are pending.