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Ottumwa Man Charged with Murder

Written by on August 28, 2023

Lucas County, Iowa – On Friday, August 4th, the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault that took place in Russell, Iowa in the early part of July. The assault resulted in 33-year-old Nicholas Johnson of Florida being taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Johnson remained in the hospital until his passing on Monday, August 7th.


30-Year old Trenton Orwig of Ottumwa has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder
(Photo courtesy Lucas County Sheriff’s Department)

 An investigation by the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) showed that the injuries Johnson sustained were caused by 30-year-old Trenton Orwig of Ottumwa. DCI agents and officers with the Ottumwa Police Department arrested Orwig without incident on Friday, August 25th. Orwig has been charged with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony. He is being held without bond in the Lucas County Jail.

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