A traffic stop was conducted just before 7 p.m. on July 15 that led to the arrest of a Sedalia man on multiple charges. Police say the driver gave the name, date of birth, and part of a social security number of one of the passengers as his own. When the drive was identified, a computer check showed that he did not have a license, and had two active warrants for his arrest. One was from Pettis County for failure to appear on a traffic violation and possession of marijuana. The other was from the City of Sedalia for operating a motor vehicle without a license. 23-year-old Jubyris M. Jordan was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail. Identity theft charges are being recommended to the state prosecutor.


Domino's Pizza reported that someone passed a counterfeit $100 bill on July 15. At the time of a police report there was no suspect information.


The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says a motorcyclist took off at a high rate of speed as deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on July 15 in La Monte. Deputies later found that the motorcycle had wrecked, and the suspect fled, leaving behind a helmet and jail-issued flip flop. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Bradley J. Markell of Sedalia. The sheriff's office says charges will be submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor.


A 36-year-old man was arrested on July 15 in the 2600 block of Martha Lane for second degree assault with a weapon. Robert Zegers of Sedalia is accused of striking another person in the arm with a garden hoe. Zegers was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending charges.


Sedalia Police were called to the 300 block of S. Engineer Ave. around 11 p.m on July 15 for a reported disturbance with weapons. Dispatch relayed that one suspect had been cut with a knife and that another may be trying to harm himself. Officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the victim, who had a laceration to her left hand. The victim was examined by medical personnel but refused to go to the hospital. Contact was made with the suspect who claimed that he had been punched by another subject and never had a knife. 62-year-old Reginald E. Jones was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold for second degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.


On July 14, Police issued municipal summonses to two Sedalia residents for shoplifting. Officers were called to Walmart around 8 p.m. where the two suspects were being detained in the back office. Police say 21-year-old Katye M. Williams and 19-year-old Cristal V. Burgess admitted to taking items from the store worth a total of about $25. Both have a court date of August 1.


A Sedalia woman was arrested for stealing from two stores on July 14. Police were dispatched to Walmart for on a complaint of shoplifting and made contact with a suspect who was being detained. Police took the suspect into custody, and during a search also located items that were taken from Big Lots. An employee from Big Lots collected the items. 51-year-old Judith L. Denney was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail on charges of shoplifting and burglary.


Police made two arrests on July 13 around 3:40 p.m. when officers observed a person know to have an an active warrant driving in the area of 16th and Missouri. A traffic stop was initiated at 16th and Osage. A passenger in the vehicle was found to have two active failure to appear warrants and was placed under arrest. The driver, 53-year-old Melissa Kay Withrow, had a revoked license wand was also placed under arrest. After further investigation, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located, which reportedly belonged to Withrow. Both suspects were transported to the Pettis County Jail.