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Sedalia Police Crime Reports and Circuit Court Cases: Afternoon of March 26, 2014

The following Sedalia Police crime report is from the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Suspects sought in theft from local motel

Just before 11 p.m. Monday morning, Sedalia Police took a theft and property damage complaint from employees at the American Inn located at 1217 South Limit. According to the complainant, a known subject rented a room Monday night, and as employees were cleaning the room Tuesday morning, the subject and two females exited the room with one of the females carrying a television from the room. The police report states the TV stand was damaged when the employees checked it. Total value of the damages to the stand,and the theft of the commercial television set along with the modem was placed at $558. The suspects had not been located at the time of the police report.

The following felony cases were heard on March 25, 2014 in Circuit Court and were provided by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser.

Debbie Chavez, age 26 of Marshall, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, charges filed in connection with the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Unit’s execution of a search warrant Feb. 20 at an apartment on South Osage. She was sentenced to serve 180 days in jail.

Kevin Clark, 34 years old of Hughesville, pleaded guilty to stealing, admitting that in mid-December, he stole wire capable of conducting electricity. An investigation by a Pettis County Sheriff’s Sgt. disclosed that the defendant sold the stolen property for scrap. The defendant was sentenced to serve four years in prison.

Stephen Curtner, 36 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and domestic assault in the third degree. Sedalia Police arrested the defendant October 12 after his estranged spouse reported he had shoved her to the ground. The officer found a baggie of methamphetamine in his pocket. The defendant was sentenced to serve 240 days in jail.

Cory, Debates, age 23 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing. Sedalia Police Officer Sean Hiatt arrested the defendant Jan. 20 after employees of Walmart caught him stealing drills worth a total of about $750. The judge ordered a sentence assessment report and scheduled sentencing May 14.

Joseph Pruitt, 23 years old of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and careless driving, charges stemming from a January 18 arrest. Sedalia Police attempted to stop the defendant for a vehicle equipment violation near Third and Lamine. The defendant fled at a high speed, running stop signs and a red light along Lamine until he crashed at 14th Street. The defendant was sentenced to serve four years in prison.

Traci Rabourn, 30 of Sedalia, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance.  She was arrested February 6 when the Sedalia Police Department’s STING Unit found her in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia when a search warrant was served on New York Avenue.  She was sentenced to serve 7 years in prison.  Her probation was revoked on a previous felony drug charge.

Louis Tuck II, 41of Sedalia, was sentenced to serve four years in prison when his probation was revoked on a stealing charge.  He pleaded guilty to the offense in 2011.  His probation was revoked after the Court found that he had stolen a truck in February.

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