The following cases have been recently resolved in the Pettis County Circuit Court before Judge Robert Koffman, according to information from Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip Sawyer:
Adam Kettle, 39, of Sedalia, entered pleas of guilty to two felony counts of Abuse of a Child and received a four-year sentence in the Department of Corrections on each count. Kettle also confessed violations of probations for felony stealing and unlawful use of a weapon and was sentenced to seven years and four years in the Department Corrections for those matters.
Alexander Knipp, 28, of Sedalia, entered a guilty plea for felony stealing as a prior offender for a May 21 theft that occurred at Kohl’s. He was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections.
Joshua Thomas, 37, of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve five years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). On April 29, Pettis County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop and arrested Thomas for an outstanding parole warrant. After a brief altercation, officers located a baggie on the floorboard that was later determined to contain methamphetamine.