A 36-year-old Warrensburg man was arrested for first degree burglary and second degree property damage after a Sedalia woman found him sleeping on her couch.

Sedalia Police say the woman returned to her residence in the 1000 block of E. 9th Street after midnight on February 6 and discovered that a known associate, Matthew E. Montgomery, had forced his way into her home and was asleep on her couch. The back door and door frame of the residence were damaged.

Montgomery was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges.

Matthew E. Montgomery
Pettis County Jail

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