Ottumwa Man Charged with 1st Degree Kidnapping
Written by Corey Stott on March 16, 2023
On Tuesday the Ottumwa Police Department took a missing person report for an adult
female who has only been identified as A.H. It was reported to police that A.H. came to Ottumwa on March 9, to clean out her apartment and did not return home.
On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers located A.H. in the 400 Block of
South Madison in Ottumwa and transported her to the Ottumwa Police Department. A.H. reported to
police that she had been held captive for several days and was not free to leave. During this time A.H.
was the victim of multiple physical assaults and had been sexually assaulted by one offender.
As a result of the investigation, Michael Steven Eastwood, age 43, of 710 Wabash Apt. 1, Ottumwa, was
arrested and charged with Kidnapping in the 1 st Degree, a Class “A” Felony.