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


Monday afternoon, Deputies arrested George Chavez Smith, 59, of Sedalia. Smith was arrested on an outstanding Pettis County warrant for a charge of felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender*. Smith also had a Boone County Failure to Appear warrant from 2022 on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibly.


Monday morning, The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of damaged mailboxes. The damages were reported from Sacajawea Road, to Quisenberry Road, and West Main Street. The investigation continues.


Deputies made contact with a resident Thursday morning in the 2000 block of McVey Road in reference to theft from his property. The victim advised steps from a trailer house were stolen sometimes in the overnight hours Monday. The steps were described as wood steps with a black metal frame. There are no known suspects currently. If anyone has information about the theft, please contact the Pettis County Joint Communications at 660-826-8100.

*Casenet (23PT-CR00967) notes Smith registered after the warrant for his arrest was issued. The warrant was issued on July 17th, and Smith registered on July 25th. After his arrest on August 7th, Smith was released on an Own Recognizance Bond on August 9th.


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