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


Sunday night, Pettis County Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance in progress in the 1300 block of East Boonville Road. The suspect fled on foot before Deputies arrived. Deputies made contact with two victims. They stated the suspect, later identified as Rodney Ballew, 41, of Sedalia, threw a large monkey wrench at the windshield of their vehicle. The front windshield broke, causing glass to get into one of the victim's eyes. One of the victims was transported to the Bothwell Regional Health Center by ambulance due to her injuries. Deputies took the second victim's statement, and took the wrench into evidence. Early the next morning, Deputies received a call that Ballew was back in the area. Deputies arrived again and Ballew ran on foot. Ballew was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Ballew was placed on a 24 hour hold pending charges of Assault in the 3rd Degree, Property Damage in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest, and two Pettis County warrants. One warrant was for Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated (Persistent Offender) and Driving While Suspended, with a $25,000 cash or surety bond. The second warrant was a Failure to Appear on an original charge of Identity Theft, which carried a $250 cash only bond.


 

Pettis County Deputies towed a vehicle from the parking lot of the Katy Trail in Green Ridge Sunday morning. The vehicle is believed to have been involved in numerous thefts and burglaries in the area. Detectives will process the vehicle for evidence once a search warrant is complete.


 

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On the afternoon of July 1st, Deputies arrested Mathew Cole Goodpasture, 22, of Cole Camp, in the 300 block of South Lamine Avenue in Sedalia in reference to an active warrant for his arrest. Goodpasture had a Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Driving While Intoxicated with a $250 cash only bond.


 

Saturday morning, Deputies were dispatched to the 2400 block of Oak Grove Lane in reference to a domestic disturbance. After the investigation, no arrests were made.


 

On the morning of June 23rd, Deputies took a report for a minor assault in the 2800 block of Route TT in Pettis County. There were no charges sought and no injuries.


 

Monday afternoon, Deputies took a report of a disturbance from the approximate area of US 50 and Chevalier Road in La Monte. Deputies arrested Tina M. Swatek of Sedalia for Littering. Swatek was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold pending formal charges.


 

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