Domestic Assault Felon Arrested After Located Hiding In Closet
On Saturday evening, Pettis County Deputies responded to the 1400 block of South Missouri Avenue in an attempt to make contact with a specific person who had multiple felony warrants for their arrest.
Deputies were allowed in the residence, and contacted a third-party subject in the back bedroom.
The subject, Sierra Denise Cooper, 29, of the address, told Deputies the man they were looking for was not present. Deputies quickly located him hiding in a closet in the room.
John Patrick Leach, 41, of Cole Camp, was placed under arrest. Leach was booked in on an active warrant out of Benton County for felony Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree, which carried a bond of $20,000 surety only.
Leach was also booked in on a Probation Violation warrant which held no bond as well as Violation of an Order of Protection, because Cooper had a current Order of Protection against Leach since October of 2022.
Cooper was also placed under arrest, booked, and released on a charge of Hindering Prosecution of a Felony.