A 60-year-old Sedalia man was taken to the Pettis County Jail on September 16, pending state charges of harassment, being a fugitive from justice, and making a terrorist threat. According to a report from the Sedalia Police Department, Richard Dean Thomas was arrested after officers were dispatched to the Bothwell Regional Health Center emergency room around 11:15 p.m. Staff members stated that they had been repeatedly harassed throughout the night by someone calling. While this was occurring, the suspect called 911 for an ambulance. It was discovered that Thomas had a warrant for his arrest for making terroristic threats from Clarke County, Alabama. A doctor declared that Thomas was fit for confinement, and he was arrested.


A 17-year-old from Sedalia is accused of assaulting his grandfather and hitting him with a crutch. Police were dispatched around 5:50 p.m. on September 16 to the 500 block of E. 2nd St. in reference to a domestic disturbance. Police say the suspect, Chance W. Cox, assaulted officers as he was being placed in handcuffs. Cox was taken to the Pettis County Jail. The grandfather had an injury to his right foot, and was treated at the scene by PCAD.


Two people were arrested for drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia around 7:20 p.m. on September 16. Police conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet SUV for no front plate, and the rear license plate checked to a Honda. Police say an investigation revealed that both the driver and a passenger in the vehicle were in possession of methamphetamine and related paraphernalia. 43-year-old Joseph Jay Moore and 59-year-old Joseph D. Burch were taken to the Pettis County Jail.