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


On the afternoon of May 16th, Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies made contact with a suspect at the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, 319 South Lamine Avenue. The discussion regarded an active warrant for his arrest that had been issued by Boone County. The initial incident took place in August of 2023, and he was released on an own recognizance bond a few days later. After several rescheduled court appearances, and the filing of two letters from his spouse asking the court to force him into long-term confined rehab*, a Failure to Appear warrant was issued for his arrest in May of 2024. Kenneth Dale James Jr., 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for his Failure to Appear warrant on felony charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance. James was booked in at the Pettis County Jail pending a $10,000 cash or surety bond due to previous convictions**.

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*On January 11th and April 12th of 2024, Mark A. Mundy, 59, James’ husband, filed correspondence in the case. In the letters, Mundy asks the court to violate the bond for James and place him in a long-term drug treatment program for Methamphetamine abuse. Mundy had also Petitioned the Boone County Probate Division to appoint a guardian/conservator for James in January of 2024. Mundy is currently incarcerated at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri.

**James is a Tier III Sex Offender in the state of Missouri due to a Polk County conviction of Statutory Rape in the 1st Degree. Tier III includes individuals convicted of the most serious sex offenses that pose a significant risk to public safety. Tier III offenders have the highest risk level and are subject to the most stringent registration requirements, including regular in-person verification and community notifications.


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