Our top-story today....On January 8th, members of the Pettis County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a man with a gun on the State Fair Community College campus. Deputies made contact with Gary Alan Black, of Warsaw, who was in possession of what appeared to be an AR15 rifle. The weapon was later determined to be an Airsoft gun. Mr. Black was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, for Making a Terroristic Threat, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Armed Criminal Action, Felony Resisting Arrest, and Solicitation of Prostitution, pending formal charges by the Pettis County Prosecuters Office. Two other subjects, present at the scene, were transported to the Sheriff's Office for statements and later arrested on charges of Prostitution and Solicitation of Prostitution.

On January 10th, Pettis County Sheriff's Deputies took a report of child abuse in the 23000 block of Mather Road. An investigation will follow.

A vicitm reported the theft of medications from the 28000 block of Route W in Pettis County to deputies on January 9th. The investigation continues....

On January 9th, Pettis County Deputies arrested Gary Black for an active warrant.

On January 10th, around 5:10 in the evening, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop for a defective brakelight. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle and his person. Upon investigation, police officers found a controlled substance. Arrested was 24-year old Brandon Nicholas Bom. Bom was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a state charge of possession of a controlled substance.

In the early afternoon of January 9th, around 12:50, in the 200 block of of West Morgan, Sedalia Police arrested 34-year old David E. Taylor for a parole violation warrant. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail with no bond.

On January 8th, around 1:44 in the afternoon, Sedalia Police took a report of a theft. The complaintint stated that person unknown to her, took prescription medication, money, clothes, adn two bags from her locked vehicle while it was parked in the 2700 block of South Ohio Avenue. The investigation is ongoing....

On the afternoon of January 9th, around 3:05, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop near Broadway and Moniteau Avenue. A check through dispatch revealed the driver had a suspended Missouri Driver's License. Arrested at the scene was 34-year old Earnest Lee Brown Jr. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold pending state charges.

Just before 5:00 in the evening on January 9th, in the 700 block of East Broadway, Sedalia Police arrested 52-year old Guy P. Swopes for shoplifting. Swopes was given a municpal court Summons.

Around 1:23 in the afternoon on January 10th, in the area of 20th Street and Park Avenue, Sedalia Police arrested 22-year old John Derek Connor-Moriarty for a suspended license. He was booked and released at the Pettis County Jail and given a court date of February 3rd.

On January 8th, around 5:15 in the evening, Sedalia Police responded to reported theft at Wal-Mart at 3201 West Broadway. Upon contact with the suspect, he admitted to stealing some items. The suspect also admitted to stealing items on December 24th, and fraudulently returning the items to the Wal-Mart store in Versailles, Missouri. No other details were listed in the police report.

Around 7:11 in the morning of January 10th, Sedalia Police responded to the Break Time store at 808 East Broadway for a reported shoplifter. The suspect was later located and arrested. The suspect is identified as 32-year old Irving A. Martin the 3rd. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold. The shoplifted items were recovered and returned to the store.

On January 8th, around 2:43 in the afternoon, Sedalia Police took a report of found property. The reporting party stated he was delivering mail in the 3200 block of South Stewart Avenue, when he found a loaded .380 pistol laying in the yard. The gun was placed into evidence at the Police Station.

Just before 3:00, in the afternoon of January 8th, 54-year old Mary V. Brunjes was arrested by Sedalia Police for attempting to steal $171.06 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart. She was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold.

Just before 10:00 in the evening of January 8th, Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop at South Massechusettes and East 6th Street. A check through dispatch revealed that the driver, 42-year old Nicholas Winters had a failure to appear warrant out of Pettis County for an original charge of shoplifting. Winters was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail with a bond set at $5,000.00 cash or surety.

Early in the morning on January 9th, just before 7:30, Sedalia Police took a report from a vicitm that sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, before 7:00, someone struck her vehicle while it was parked in front of her residence. The suspect vehicle fled the scene but left a fluid trail. The suspect was located at East 15th Street and South Hancock Avenue. At the time of the police report, the registered owner of the vehicle had not been located. A neighbor captured the incident on cameras installed outside his residence. The vicitm is willing to assist with the prosecution and the invesitgation continues.....