Poncy may have struck a deal

Skipper Poncy Marion County Jail intake photo

Skipper Eugene Poncy of Ottumwa is scheduled to take part in a plea hearing on Jan. 9, 2020. Poncy was arrested on drug charges on Aug. 1 in Pleasantville, and is also accused of a burglary that occurred on the same night. The Tribune reached out to Assistant County Attorney Jared Harmon regarding any agreement the office may have reached with Poncy in exchange for a guilty plea.

“It is our office policy not to discuss pending plea negotiations,” Harmon said. “I’m sorry, I can’t release that information at this time.”