Fulton, MO 58° View Live Radar Fri H 69° L 55° Sat H 75° L 34° Sun H 63° L 54° Weather Sponsored By:

Fulton man apprehended on multiple felonies

Fulton man apprehended on multiple felonies

Witnesses say man poured gas on family pet

January 29th, 2019 in Local News

Robert Lee Pittman Jr.

Photo by Fulton Police Department

A Fulton man wanted in a Sunday burglary case was caught Tuesday afternoon. 

The Fulton Police Department said Robert Pittman Jr., 32, was taken into custody at around 3 p.m. Tuesday and transported to the Callaway County Jail with a no bond status.

No further details were available, according to the police press release.

Police initially investigated a report of a burglary at 1:50 a.m. Sunday, where Pittman allegedly forced entry into a residence on Vine Street. A person at the residence claimed to have been assaulted by Pittman, who also poured gasoline throughout the residence and on a family pet.

Police said the allegations were corroborated by juvenile witnesses.

Pittman faces felony charges including burglary, domestic assault, child endangerment, attempted arson, animal abuse and armed criminal action. Other charges may be added.

"The Fulton Police Department wants to thank the public for assistance in locating Pittman Jr.," according to Tuesday's release. 

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

A Fulton man is being sought after Fulton police investigated a report of a burglary at 1:50 a.m. Sunday.

Robert Lee Pittman Jr., 32, allegedly forced entry into a residence on Vine Street, according to a report released Tuesday. A person at the residence allegedly was assaulted by Pittman, who also allegedly poured gasoline throughout the residence and on a family pet.

Police said the allegations were corroborated by juvenile witnesses.

Pittman is being sought for felony charges including burglary, domestic assault, child endangerment, attempted arson, animal abuse and armed criminal action.

Police describe Pittman as 5 feet, 8 inches and about 210 pounds. At the time of the report, he was last seen wearing a white shirt, black jacket and pants.

Anyone with relevant information should call the Fulton Police Department at 573-592-3100, Crime Stoppers at 573-592-2474 or a local law enforcement agency.


Updates at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday that Pittman was caught Tuesday afternoon.