A 26-year-old Sedalia man was arrested after a police chase that ended on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Police say the driver of a Chevy Trailblazer that had been stopped around 7:19 p.m. on July 4 for an expired temporary tag provided false identification. When he was positively identified, police discovered that his license was revoked and asked him to step out of the vehicle. He then allegedly drove away at a high rate of speed. Ahmad J. Dupree was arrested on charges including driving while suspended, identity theft, careless driving, misdemeanor fourth degree assault and resisting arrest. Dupree was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges.


The Pettis County Sheriff's Office took a report on July 4 of child molestation. An investigation is underway.


A 33-year-old man accused of felony driving while intoxicated, fleeing from police, and various traffic offenses was arrested July 4, following the wreck of a 1997 Accura. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the vehicle went off the roadway around 9 p.m. in Saline County, struck trees and overturned. The driver, Jeremiah J. Thomas, was treated for minor injuries and Fitzgibbon Hospital, and was then taken to the Saline County Jail, where he is being held with no bond.


A Higginsville man was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on two misdemeanor warrants for driving while suspended and careless and imprudent driving. 29-year-old Caleb T. Scott was taken to the Camden County Jail on July 4.


A man from Harrisonville wanted on a felony Johnson County, KS warrant for fraud was arrested around 7:30 p.m. by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on July 4. 32-year-old Weston T. Schmidt was taken to the Camden County Jail, where his is being held with no bond.