This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.

On the afternoon of March 3rd, Deputies were dispatched to the 3600 block of East 28th Street in reference to a suspicious subject. Upon arrival, Deputies located the suspect, identified as Branden Williams. Williams was then placed into custody for an outstanding Sedalia warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Non Support. Williams was taken to the Pettis County Jail, and then placed on a 24 hour hold for Introduction of a Controlled Substance into a Jail Facility.


Monday night, Deputies took a report of property damage in the 22000 block of Highway 127 in La Monte.


Monday morning, Deputies were dispatched to the 25000 block of Bothwell Park Road in reference to trespassing.


Pettis County Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 127 and East Parker in La Monte Sunday night. The passenger, who was identified as Paul Hartelt, was arrested on two Pettis County warrants for Failure to Appear on original charges of Domestic Assault in the 4th Degree and Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle. Hartelt was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a total bond of $1,572.25.


Deputies responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street in La Monte Sunday night in reference to a theft from a vehicle. If anyone has any information regarding this theft, please contact the Pettis County Sheriff's Office at 660-827-0052 or the Pettis County Joint Communications at 660-826-8100.


Tuesday morning, Deputies arrested Blake E. Bennett in the 2500 block of East 16th Street (The Missouri State Fairgrounds) on an active warrant out of Lafayette County for felony Assault in the 1st Degree. Bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety.


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