On Monday, June 28, Pettis County Deputy Chancellor arrested Christopher A. Gardner, 48, within the borders of Pettis County for crimes occurring in the same.

After a lengthy investigation, a warrant was issued for Gardner’s arrest on the following charges:

Possession of Child Pornography

1st Degree Statutory Sodomy victim under the age of 12.

Bond was set at $250,000.

“These are extremely tough cases for law enforcement to investigate, and they could not be successful without our partners at Child Safe and other social service and law enforcement entities. A very tough few months for Det. Sgt. Clevenger, but a successful investigative outcome,” commented Sheriff Brad Anders in a Facebook post.