On Friday night, Sedalia Police responded to the 1100 block of East 11th Street for a physical domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived and spoke to one of the subjects involved. He stated he had been arguing with his wife, and they were talking about divorce. His wife had shut him out of their bedroom. The husband had knocked on the door, and asked if they could talk. The wife let him in, but didn’t say anything.

According to the husband, he tried to get the victim’s attention, before he took a belt and struck at the victim. He denied hitting the victim, but instead claimed hitting the mattress. The victim was holding their infant in her arms, with another juvenile behind her as the husband swung the belt at the victim, striking her and the young juvenile.

Jesus Ubaldo Quetzecua, 27, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. After a check of information, it was discovered he had several Failure to Appear warrants of his arrest out of Jackson County. The incident occurred in April of 2023, and the warrants were issued after he did not appear in December 2023.

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Quetzecua was booked in at the Pettis County Jail on charges of felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree, two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and his FTA warrants on original charges of No Insurance, Careless and Imprudent Driving Resulting in an Accident, Driving While Revoked, Displaying the License Plates of Another Person, and Driving While Intoxicated. Total bond on the warrants totaled $15,000 cash or surety.

Quetzecua was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.

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