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Moberly man arrested after harassment


The Moberly Police Department arrested a man on Friday after a harassment incident.

Just after 9 p.m. on Friday, Moberly police officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Taylor St., for a request to checking the well-being of a juvenile female. 

Officers arrived and contact was made with the reporting party William “Carlos” Smith who was making unintelligible statements and pointing out persons to officers who were not present. 

The responding officers were familiar with Smith and had probable cause for his arrest related to an incident of harassment that occurred on Tuesday.

During that previous incident, Smith was at this same residence on Taylor St. and caused a disturbance with the home owner.

Smith also punched the home owner’s dog during that incident and left the area prior to officer’s arrival and had yet to be located in regards to this incident. 

Smith was placed under arrest for the incident which took place on Tuesday. He was also found to have an active Boone County warrant for the original charge of trespassing.

Through investigation to the incident on Friday, officers again determined Smith came to the residence and caused a disturbance with the home owner, making the 37 year old female victim fearful. 

Smith was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center and placed on a 24 hour hold related to new charges, in addition to his active Boone County warrant. 

Charges related to two counts of harassment were forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office for review and formal filing.

On Saturday, a warrant was issued by the Randolph County Courts for Smith in regards to two counts of felony harassment in the first degree.

The warrant authorized a total bond of $20,000 cash only for Smith. He remains in the custody of the Randolph County Justice Center at this time.    

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Chanel Porter

Chanel joined ABC 17 News in January 2021 after graduating from Penn State University. She enjoys traveling and a daily iced coffee.


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