SEDALIA Mo.— (Update: 02/13/2020 8:30 p.m.) On Monday, Feb. 3, a Sedalia man pleaded guilty on charges relating to several burglaries in Pettis County.

Court records show the state sentenced Joshua J. Miley to five years each in the Missouri Department of Corrections on four counts of second-degree burglary and three counts of stealing. Miley also received an additional two years for tampering with a witness. A judge ordered all sentences served concurrently. Authorities arrested Miley after a woman admitted she committed the crimes alongside Miley beginning in August 2019.

 

 

SEDALIA, Mo. — A Sedalia man is facing 10 charges including multiples of burglary, property damage and stealing.

 

Pettis County court documents state that when officers arrived after a domestic disturbance call, a woman admitted to multiple burglaries with 33-year-old Joshua J. Miley since August of 2019.

Items taken reportedly are valued at multiple thousands of dollars and were found in a house and storage unit. Charging documents also state threats made to the woman for implicating Miley with the crimes. An officer reported hearing Miley threatening violence against her saying, he should have “beaten her up” and would have his people “come get her” if she continued to assist in the investigation.

He has a previous criminal history with convictions of stealing, tampering with a motor vehicle, robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, domestic assault, and fraud.

He is formally charged with four felony counts of burglary and three felony counts of stealing and tampering with a witness. Misdemeanors include two of property damage.

Miley was later arrested and is currently out of custody.