A 17-year-old Sedalia resident was arrested on September 29 after officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1400 block of S. Ohio. Police say two female subjects were fighting near the roadway when they arrived, and a taser was deployed to separate them. An investigation determined that three subjects had arrived at the residence to fight, and one of them displayed a large Bowie style knife. No one was injured. 17-year-old Alex Matz was arrested on charges including fourth degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and peace disturbance.


Sedalia Police made one arrest on September 29 after observing smoke in the 600 block of S. Marshall Ave. Police say a storage container was found to be on fire. The container and an adjacent container were damaged, and the property inside was destroyed. It was determined that copper wire had been stolen from a nearby bin and the suspect had attempted to remove the plastic coating by burning it. 26-year-old Cody Christian Paxton was arrested for property damage, reckless burning or exploding, stealing, and first degree trespassing. Paxton was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges.


Deputies from Pettis County and detectives with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on September 29 that led to two arrests. Authorities say a vehicle was stopped in the area of 7th and Montgomery Ave. The front seat passenger, later identified as Robert P. Bower, ran, but was located and arrested a few blocks away. The driver, Kathleen Kraft of Sedalia, was arrested on outstanding Pettis County and Sedalia warrants, and for possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle without a license. Bower was taken into custody on charges of resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana.


An Iowa man was arrested on September 28 after a vehicle pursuit through two counties. Pettis County deputies responded to a medical emergency in the area of E Highway and B Highway near Green Ridge, when they learned that there had been a vehicle accident, and the driver had taken off west on B Highway. The driver failed to stop after deputies caught up with him. The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says that several other vehicles were ran off the roadway by the suspect during the pursuit. Pettis County Deputies requested assistance from Henry County, and the vehicle was stopped after its tires were deflated by stop sticks at 52 Highway and Swisher Rd. The driver, identified as Collin Subbert, was taken into custody and charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, DWI, fourth degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. The Pettis County Sheriff's Office is requesting that anyone with information on the incident to contact their office at 660-827-0052.


Deputies from Pettis County and detectives with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 24th and Engineer Ave. on September 28 that led to the arrest of one man. The driver of the vehicle, Bradley Alan Lee, was arrested for driving while revoked/suspended, careless and imprudent driving, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lee was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.


Sedalia Police say the driver of a Chevy Silverado attempted to conceal methamphetamine in a trash can after the vehicle was stopped in a convenience store parking lot for expired plates. Police say meth and drug paraphernalia were both recovered from the trash can, and the driver, 39-year-old John P. Beaman III of Sedalia, was arrested.


An Owensville man with an active arrest warrant was arrested on September 25 after police were dispatched to Sedalia's Walmart for a theft in progress. Police say an investigation determined that the suspect, 29-year-old Philip Scott Shoemaker, had left the store with items he had not paid for, and other items with the original prices altered. Shoemaker also had a Sedalia warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of peace disturbance. Shoemaker was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.