A suspect in a physical altercation was arrested after leading deputies on a short pursuit on July 17. According to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle driven by David S. Jasper stopped in the 1100 block of E. 15th St. after it went through support beams on a deck at his residence. Jasper was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, resisting arrest, driving while suspended, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Sedalia Police say a 19-year-old Sedalia man resisted arrest as he was being taken into custody for shoplifting alcohol from Woods on E. Broadway. Angel Escobar also had a confirmed City of Sedalia warrant for a traffic offense. Escobar was transported to the Pettis County Jail. The stolen alcohol was recovered.


A Sedalia man was arrested on July 16 after an investigation into a report of a juvenile boy being sexually assaulted in the 1100 block of E. 11 St. According to an arrest report, the sexual assault occurred several years ago. After an investigation and questioning of the suspect, 45-year-old Eric W. Fields was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. Charges of first degree statutory sodomy, first degree child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child, and inset, are being requested. Fields is being held at the Pettis County Jail on $250,000 cash or surety bond.


A traffic stop on July 17 led to the arrest of a 22-year-old Sedalia man after police reported finding an illegal weapon, drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance in the vehicle. According to Sedalia Police, a red Saturn SL was stopped near S. Missouri Ave. and W. 18th St. for failing to signal a turn. The driver, 22-year-old Daryan Michael Harrison, was found to be driving without a valid license and was placed under arrest. Police then received consent to search the vehicle. Harrison was taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an illegal weapon, and driving without a valid license.


A 60-year-old Stover man was arrested around 10:30 p.m. on July 17 for felony unlawful use of a weapon, and fourth degree assault. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Mickey L. Atterberry was taken to the Morgan County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.


The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says 34 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized, and four people were arrested on July 16, following a joint investigation by the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force. According to a news release, authorities searched a residence in the 12000 block of Countryside Lane for drugs and evidence of fraud. 36-year-old James Wood of Sunrise Beachwas arrested on drug trafficking charges, and 20-year-old Jessa Porter of Gravois Mills was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance. 41-year-old Regan Porter of Versailles was previously on a pre-trial release on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance, and her bond was revoked. 64-year-old Henry Hicks of Warresnburg was on a pre-trial release for failure to register as a sex offender and his bond was also revoked.