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Sedalia Police Crime and MSHP Accident Reports: Afternoon of April 17, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of April 17, 2013.

Known suspect being sought in overnight shooting in Sedalia

Just after 10:00 Tuesday night, Sedalia police responded to the Bothwell Hospital Emergency Room on the report of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival the 30-year-old male victim told officers he was visiting a subject at a house in the 900 block of West Broadway when the suspect came to the home, and an argument ensued. The suspect then fired three shots from a handgun at the victim, hitting him once in the pelvic area. The bullet reportedly lodged near the femoral artery of the victim. The police report states a known 25-year-old male suspect is being sought in the shooting. The victim was eventually transported to the University of Missouri Hospital for advanced treatment according to the police report. We will update this story when more information is received on the shooting.

Traffic stop results in arrest for a Sedalia woman on multiple charges

At 12:20 Tuesday morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at Broadway and New York on a traffic violation. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a subject hiding in the trunk who was found to have a failure to appear warrant out of Pettis County. The warrant was for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. The warrant has a $50,000 bond. The police report also states the suspect, 19-year-old Rachael Wirtz of Sedalia, was suspected of ingesting methamphetamine when placed in the patrol car. She was taken to Bothwell Hospital because of the possible ingesting of the drug and more charges could be added according to the report.

Pettis County accident injures two male victims this morning

Around 5:00 this (Wednesday) morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle injury accident that occurred on Route “V” just West of Route “M” in Pettis County. The accident reportedly occurred when the Dodge truck driven by 19-year-old Austin Beckman of Stover lost control of his vehicle avoiding deer in the roadway. The vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. The report states that neither Beckman or his passenger, 21-year-old Dale Viebrock of Cole Camp, were wearing seatbelts. Both men received moderate injuries in the accident and were taken to Bothwell Hospital by a private vehicle for treatment.

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