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

Sunday morning, Pettis County Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to reports of a physical domestic disturbance in the 400 block of South Walnut in La Monte. Deputies on scene were advised that Thomas Kirk was the primary aggressor and confirmed this via injuries sustained to the reporting party. Furthermore, Deputies noticed a large bag of marijuana in plain view and seized it. Kirk was arrested and booked into the Pettis County Jail on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Deputies will also be submitting charges on the other individual, a minor, through the Juvenile Office for Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Possession of a Controlled Substance.


 

Pettis County Deputies and the K9 Unit responded to the 1300 block of East Boonville Saturday night in reference to a physical assault no longer in progress. Upon arrival, Deputies located the suspect, identified as Dale Lee Anson Jr. Deputies placed Anson under arrest for Assault in the 2nd Degree. The victim was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center.


 

On the afternoon of April 4th, Deputies took a report of Property Damage to a Jail Facility. Rodney Bellew broke a door window located in the jail with his head. Charges of Property Damage are pending on the proper formal filings with the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office.


 

Deputies took a report of Arson in the Pettis County Jail on the night of April 3rd. Braden Williams started a fire at the Pettis County Jail. Formal charges will be submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office.


 

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