Three individuals are in custody after Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force detectives went to a business Friday looking for an individual with an outstanding warrant.
According to a Pettis County Sheriff’s Officer press release, deputies and Mid-Missouri Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force detectives went to a business in the 5600 block of South Limit Avenue due to information that a suspect with an outstanding Pettis County warrant was there. The suspect was located inside a room along with several other subjects. A stolen revolver was recovered. Syringes and a baggie of a crystal-like substance were also seized.
Ryan Nelson, of Sedalia, was arrested for the warrant, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Formal charges were not available at press time.
Joseph Marquess has been charged with stealing-firearm. Online court records list he lives in Warsaw while the press release states he lives in Sedalia. He has been issued a $7,500 bond, cash or surety. Arraignment took place Monday in Pettis County Circuit Court and a hearing was scheduled for Tuesday for attorney status.
Brandon Hardesty, of Cole Camp, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Formal charges were not available at press time.
The three subjects were placed on 24-hour holds at the Pettis County Jail pending formal charges from the Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney.