On Jan. 29, the Pettis County Sheriff's Office took a report from a woman who said she was bitten by a dog. The woman stated she was delivering a package at 13303 Main Street Road when she was bit on her right hand. The woman went to the hospital, where she was treated and released. Dep. Cook made contact with the owner of the dog, and the owner stated he would keep an eye on his dog, and would let the deputy know if there was any change in the dog.


On Jan. 29, Pettis County Deputies made contact with a subject who has been driving in a careless manner on Elm Hills Boulevard. The driver, identified as Michael Davis Russell of Sedalia, was found to be operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Russell was also found to be in possession of a white powdery substance. Russell was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending charges of possession of a controlled substance.


On Jan. 28 around 4:30 p.m., Pettis County Deputies arrested Nicholas Shipley for exceeding the posted speed limit near US 65 and Missouri Route HH. Radar indicated Shipley's vehicle was traveling at 104 miles per hour on US 65 in a 65 mph zone. Shipley was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and later released on a summons.

On Jan. 26, Pettis County Deputy Cook was advised that a green 1998 Dodge pickup ran from Dep. Cunningham. Around 8:08 p.m., Dep. Cook made contact with the pickup in the 400 block of East Olive in La Monte. According to Dep. Cook, the driver noticed the deputy was behind him. The driver then turned south on Washington, then west on Mason, continuing west to Main to the north city limits of La Monte. Dep. Cook attempted to stop the truck at the city limits, activating his emergency lights and siren. The driver failed to stop and passed a car in an attempt to get away from the deputy. The driver continued north on Highway 127, reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour. After a pursuit that traveled into the northern part of the county, the suspect was taken into custody. His name was not released.


On Jan. 27, Pettis County Deputies took a property damage report from Francesca Fillicetti, who sad she had damage to four tires. There are no leads or suspects in the case.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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