Joseph Franz Arbeiter

Joseph Franz Arbeiter

A Sedalia man was arrested this week on numerous allegations and is being held on a half-million dollars bond.

According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office Joseph Franz Arbeiter, 65, was taken into custody at his home Wednesday and is now charged with 3 counts of second degree assault with a weapon, one count each of sodomy, unlawful use of a weapon, rape or attempted rape, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with two counts of armed criminal action.

Arbeiter was transported to the Pettis County jail.