Around 2:45 in the afternoon of March 17, in the area of East 5th Street and South Hancock Avenue, Sedalia Police officers took a report of a suspect pointing a handgun at vehicles. Upon arrival, officers found that the suspect ran West towards the Katy Trail. The suspect fled for a time but was eventually located and arrested. Part of the weapon was located on the Katy Trail and another part was found on the suspect. Security personnel at Smith-Cotton Jr. High School were listening on the police scanner while officers were in pursuit of the suspect and the school was put on lock-down for a short time, until the arrest was made. 24-year old Christopher Ray Bennett was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, on charges of armed criminal action, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of a concealed weapon.

Also, on March 17, in the 1900 block of East Broadway, officers arrested 58-year old John W. Hunnius for a failure-to-appear warrant out of Pettis County. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond set at $1,500.00 cash or surety.

Around 1:00 in the afternoon on March 16, there was a report of property damage in the 1900 block of South Sneed Avenue. The caller stated that two trucks in the driveway had been damaged with white paint, that was thrown on them. The total amount of the damage is unknown at this time.

Around 4:30 in the afternoon on March 16, officers responded to Bothwell Regional Health Center at 601 East 14th Street for a disturbance between a male and a female. The male subject left the area but officers eventually made contact with him. 22-year old Montreal D. Speed was arresred for assault and transported to the Pettis County Jail.

On March 16, Pettis County Sheriff's deputies arrested William Moore for an active warrant.

Kurt Parsons