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


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Friday afternoon, Pettis County Detectives received a tip that a subject with an active felony warrant was at an event in the area. The event was being held at the Olive Hill Amish Mennonite Church School, 29820 Olive Branch Road. Pettis County Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers made contact with the suspect. Raymond L. Hostetler, 68, of Pocahontas Arkansas, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Hostetler was booked on his active Cooper County warrant for felony charges of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree. Bond for Hostetler was set at $100,000 cash or surety.


Author's note: The Pettis County Jail noted that because of the suspect's religious restrictions, a mug shot was unavailable at news time.  


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