A 20-year-old Sedalia man was arrested May 5 after police conducted a warrant check in the 600 block of W. 16th Street. Police say they detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from the residence. They made contact with Jacob L. Etter and confirmed that he had an active Pettis County warrant. Police say Etter refused to give consent for a search of the residence. Etter was taken to the Pettis County Jail and a search warrant was obtained. According to the Sedalia Police Department, additional state drug/weapons charges are being sought against Etter.


Sedalia Police arrested a 32-year-old Otterville man at 4:30 a.m. on May 5 after receiving a report of a possible burglary in the 800 block of S. Marvin Avenue. Police were told by a woman that a suspect was trying to get into her residence. Police made contact with Joshua James Millsap and confirmed that he had active warrants from Sedalia and Morgan County. Millsap was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where a search reportedly revealed him to be in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Millsap was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges.


Two Sedalia residents were arrested after a K9 officer reportedly alerted to the odor of drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop at South Hancock Ave. and East Broadway. Police say a subsequent search revealed that 35-year-old Tamara Key Henderson and 42-year-old Barry Edward Keele were in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Both were taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Police responded on May 7 to the 400 block of W. 6th Street for a report of assault and property damage. Sedalia Police say they were met by an elderly man who told them that juveniles were throwing rocks at the windows of a neighbor's vacant house. The man interrupted the juveniles and one of them threw a rock at him, striking him in the leg. The man suffered a minor injury and refused medical treatment. Police say a resident in the 500 block of S. Kentucky reported a similar incident. The juvenile suspects were located and identified by the witnesses. Charges of property damage and assault are being referred to the juvenile office on three suspects.


Sedalia Police say they arrested a 28-year-old man who was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on May 6. According to police, 28-year-old Timothy S. Lemaire was driving near 3rd and Quincy when he was spotted by an officer who knew that Lemaire had an active felony Pettis County warrant. The officer made contact with Lemaire, discovered the drugs, and placed him under arrest on a variety of charges.


A 28-year-old Kansas man was arrested at Jiffy Stop on W. Broadway just after midnight on May 6. Police say the received a call reporting that an intoxicated man refused to leave the store and was throwing things. Police found Steven E.M. Davies yelling at a clerk when they arrived. Davies was taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released on a municipal summons.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to Wood's on E. Broadway around 5 p.m. on May 6 for a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance. Police say 59-year-old Gary Charlie Brown Sr. had a trespass warning for Wood's. Brown was arrested for a city charge of trespassing. He was placed on a 12-hour hold because he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was issued a court date of June 14.


On May 6, Sedalia Police were in the area of 5th and Hancock looking for a suspect who was reportedly screaming and wielding a knife. 19-year-old Hlen M. Semande was reportedly discovered looking in the doors and windows of Wood's Supermarket at 701 E. Broadway. A computer check revealed that she had previously been issued a trespass warning for that location. Semande was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


On May 6, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 900 block of South Stewart Avenue for a report of an assault involving a suspect the victim was familiar with the previous night. The suspect, 50-year-old James F. Malone, was located on May 7 and issued a municipal summons for assault and indecent exposure. The victim did not need medical attention.


Just before 6 p.m. on May 5, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1800 block of E. 5th for a report of a disturbance with weapons. Dispatch reported that the victim said a man known to her came to her residence and when she asked him to leave, he pointed a gun at her. Dispatch gave officers a description of the suspect's vehicle. A high risk traffic stop was conducted in the area of 11th and Grand. 28-year-old Terry Joe Meyers was arrested for fourth degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon without incident and taken to the Pettis County Jail.