Here are your crime and accident reports for the afternoon of June 19, 2012.

Judge Robert Koffman sentences a Sedalia man to 40 years for a shooting death

Last week Judge Robert L. Koffman sentenced 49-year-old Walter Staten of Sedalia to a total of 40 years in prison for the shooting death of William Sanders in May of 2011. Court documents state the defendant had claimed the shooting was accidental, but physical evidence at the scene contradicted that story. Staten was sentenced to a 15 year term, and a 25 year to be served consecutively, for a total of 40-years.


50-year-old Sedalia man sentenced to seven years on weapons charges

On Friday 50-year-old Ricky Coutts of Sedalia was sentenced to seven years in prison by Judge Robert Koffman on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer in the 2nd degree, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.  The charges stemmed from an incident on July 24 of last year in Dresden, when Coutts threatened to shoot someone and fired his handgun several times during a standoff. No one was injured in the incident.


Felony driving while revoked charge results in three years in prison for a Sedalia man

48-year-old Kent Curd of Sedalia was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison on felony driving while revoked charges. Curd was arrested in two separate incidents last July and had entered into a plea agreement in January, which called for a 2 year sentence, but failed to appear in court.


Benton County accident injures an Abilene Texas man

At 9:45 Sunday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle accident on route “B” four miles south of Cole Camp. The accident occurred according to the report as the driver of a 2007 Honda driven by 46-year-old Michael Menard of Abilene, Texas failed to negotiate a curve, travelled off the roadway and overturned, ejecting Menard. Menard suffered moderate injuries, and was taken to Bothwell Regional health Center, by EMS for treatment.


Two injuries reported in a Henry County accident Monday afternoon

The Missouri State Highway patrol reported a one-vehicle injury accident, that occurred on Southwest County Road 600 East of Route “HH” in Henry County, at 4:30 Monday afternoon. The accident report states the accident happened as the driver of a 2003 Chrysler, 39-year-old Cathy Burnside of Butler, was travelling at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle skidded off the roadway and overturned ejecting, Burnside, who suffered moderate injuries. A passenger 12-year-old Jayden Burnside also received moderate injuries. Both victims were taken by Air Evac to St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City for treatment.