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Pernice arrested for disturbing the peace

Kansas City police arrested Shon Pernice, who remains a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, early today for disturbing the peace.

Pernice, 36, was released from jail on a $100 bond this afternoon. Police wrote him a city ordinance violation after he allegedly stood in front of a man’s Northland house at 12:10 a.m. and yelled at him.

Details about what he yelled or why were not available.

The resident is the same man who accused Pernice of stealing a gun from his basement earlier this year. Pernice is awaiting trial on felony stealing charges in that case.

According to court records, the incident occurred Jan. 31 when police were summoned to a residence on a reported theft. Police talked to the homeowner, who told them Pernice was at the residence with his children. At one point, Pernice was alone in the basement for several minutes. Later that evening, Pernice left the home, and the owner tried to set the burglar alarm but discovered that the basement door had been tampered with.

Later that evening, another person who lived at the home arrived after work and went into the basement. He saw the alarm sensor of his door was disabled. He also noticed that a .22-caliber Walther semiautomatic pistol was missing.

On Feb. 1, police said, Pernice went back to the home, gave the homeowner the handgun and apologized, court records state.

Pernice remains a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife, Renee Pernice. He has not been arrested or charged in that matter.

Renee Pernice, a 35-year-old mother of two, has not been seen since at least Jan. 2. Clay County Prosecutor Daniel White said that there is substantial evidence she is dead. White has not provided details on what led to that conclusion.

Relatives of Renee Pernice have offered a $25,000 reward for information about her disappearance. She had begun divorce proceedings when she vanished.

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