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Sedalia Police Crime and MSHP Accident Reports: Afternoon of April 26, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of April 26, 2013.

Hit-and-run victim states a suspect attempted to run over her at Walmart

Sedalia police arrested a suspect who is accused of attempting to run over a victim with a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. According to the victim, the suspect who is known to her struck her vehicle during the attempt. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Palenka Purdue of Knob Noster, was located in Knob Noster a short time later. The police report states Purdue admitted to the offenses, saying it was a family matter. At the time of the police report, Purdue was in the Pettis County Jail pending $816.50 bond on charges of peace disturbance and destruction of property.

Bothwell Credit Union files a forgery complaint Tuesday

On Tuesday, an employee of the Bothwell Hospital Employee Credit Union filed a forgery complaint with the Sedalia Police Department. The complainant told officers that a suspect had cashed a $9,900.20 check on April 2, and on April 10 the check came back as fraudulent. Prior to April 10, the suspect who was not named in the police report withdrew just over $8200.00 from the account. The police report states the incident is under investigation.

Female victim reports being followed and assaulted Wednesday

Around noon on Wednesday, a 22-year-old female victim reported being assaulted. The victim stated she had been followed from Wood’s Express on East Broadway, and when she stopped at a red light at Broadway and Massachusetts, the suspect opened her door and punched her in the face. There was no information on possible suspects in the police report.

Four-vehicle accident reported in Lafayette County Monday afternoon

Just before 1:00 Monday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported an accident on I-70 at the 32.4 mile marker in Lafayette County that involved four vehicles. The report states that the accident occurred as a 1999 Subaru driven by 33-year-old Michael McDonald of Columbia, a 2003 Ford driven by 48-year-old Roger Rhodes of Lake Ozark and a 2001 International driven by 39-year-old Joshua Cox of New Hampton Iowa were stopped due to traffic congestion. The 2001 Lincoln driven by Grant Bench of Odessa failed to recognize the situation, attempted to avoid the vehicles and lost control of his vehicle, causing it to strike all three of the other vehicles in the passenger sides. Bench received minor injuries and was taken to Center point Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

Icy road on Tuesday morning blamed for a one-vehicle accident in Johnson County

Around 7:00 Tuesday morning, the driver of a 2001 Dodge Ram, 39-year-old Shelly Swope, lost control of her vehicle on Missouri Highway 13 North of Business Route 13 in Johnson County due to icy conditions. The vehicle slid off the roadway according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report. The vehicle then struck a bridge rail, causing extensive damage to the vehicle and minor injuries to Swope. Swope was taken to Western Missouri Medical Center by private vehicle for treatment.

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