A southeast Iowa faces multiple felony charges for an incident in Washington County earlier this month. Thursday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for 39-year-old Jason Robert Potts of Ottumwa. On November 8th, Potts was involved in an incident just before 4p.m. In which a caller alerted the Washington County Communications Center that they had tires stolen from a vehicle and located them on a vehicle that Potts was operating. When the caller confronted him, Potts fled and a dispute occurred in Keokuk County east of Richland at the intersection of Highways 1 and 78. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol responded to the scene of the dispute, and the Jefferson County Officers took Potts into custody.
Potts is now officially charged in Washington County with Possession of Controlled Substance, third or subsequent offense, a Class B Felony, Second Degree Theft, a Class D Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Serious Misdemeanor, Driving While Barred, a Serious Misdemeanor, Trespass, first offense, a Simple Misdemeanor, and three probation violations including contempt of court. Potts is currently held in the Jefferson County Jail. A detainer has been placed with Jefferson County and bond has been set at $12,600. KCII will bring you more information as it becomes official.