A 17-year-old Sedalia resident was arrested on June 3 for domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance after officers responded to a physical disturbance between a couple in the 2300 block of W. Main St. Police say Paul Quinton Hackney II was arrested for assault, and a search revealed him to be in possession of marijuana.Hackney was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold on charges of third degree domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance.


Sedalia Police are investigating a reported sexual assault on the Katy Trail. Officers were dispatched on June 2 around 10:30 p.m. to the emergency room at Bothwell Regional Health Center where they were told by a woman that she had been raped by a male subject while walking the Katy Trail near S. Limit Ave. in the late night hours of June 1.


On June 2, a 17-year-old Houstonia resident accused of stealing from her employer was arrested. According to a police, JC Penney reported that an employee had made eight different fraudulent returns between April 14 and May 24. The employee allegedly credited her own credit card without making any merchandise returns. The total value of the theft was nearly $750. Rosa E. Brown was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where she was booked and released on a state charge for stealing. The case is being submitted to the Pettis County Prosecutor.


Two men were arrested on June 1 after police were dispatched to a report of keys being stolen from a business. Officers were given a description of the suspects and their vehicle, which was located at Advantage Metals. Police made contact with the suspects, identified as 53-year-old Ira S. Osburn of Leeton, and 28-year-old Nicholas H. Dunn of Chilhowee, who were both arrested. Police say a baggie of methamphetamine was found in Dunn's boot as he was being booked into the Pettis County Jail.


On June 1, Sedalia Police were contacted by two people near E. 5th St. and S. Hancock Ave. who reported an assault and robbery. One victim told officers that he had been hit in the face by a handgun. Police say the victim had injuries consistent with the story, and he was given first aid by PCAD.


On June 1, deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff's Office were involved in a short vehicle pursuit that started in the area of U.S. 50 and Emmet Ave. Authorities say Sedalia resident Anthony L. Salmons turned onto U.S. 50 from Emmet Ave. going sideways, then took off at a high rate of speed. Salmons was stopped in the 2200 block of Broadway Blvd. and was taken into custody. Charges of resisting arrest and careless and imprudent driving are being requested.