Sedalia Police say methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered on a pedestrian that was stopped during a subject check around 1 a.m. on June 29. According to police, two pedestrians were stopped in the area of E. 7th St. and S. Lamine Ave. Both suspects had extraditable warrants for their arrests. 24-year-old Danielle Diann Ketcher was arrested on an outstanding warrant and was taken to the Pettis County Jail. The second suspect, 27-year-old Derek Stephon Jackson of Sedalia, was arrested on charges including possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and a failure to appear misdemeanor.


On June 28, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 100 block of E. 13th St. for a disturbance involving weapons. Police were told by a witness that a man was standing on the back porch of a residence, holding a shotgun, and yelling at neighbors. Police say 24-year-old Jeffrey Isaiah Wheeler was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail for unlawful use of a weapon, and placed on a 24-hour hold.


The Sedalia Police Department was contacted on June 27 and told that a vehicle had been damaged while parked at Liberty Park. The victim originally thought the vehicle had been struck by another vehicle, but police say the damage was consistent with being kicked. There is no suspect at this time.


Sedalia Police took a report of theft on June 27. The victim told police that sometime overnight, someone had taken scrap metal from behind his business in the 3200 block of E. Broadway.


Around 12:30 a.m. on June 26, Pettis County Deputies arrested 17-year-old Austin Matthew Tinker of Sedalia, who they say was attempting to deliver marijuana and other prohibited items to a Pettis County inmate. Tinker was charged by the Pettis County Prosecutor with delivery or possession of a weapon at a county/private jail/correctional center and with delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county/private jail/correctional center. Bond was set at $25,000. The sheriff's office say the investigation into the incident is still active and additional charges and arrests are anticipated.