The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of July 11, 2013.

Sedalia man arrested on several charges early this (Thursday) morning

At 3:50 this morning, Sedalia police observed a subject walking in the middle of the street in the area of 16th and Park in violation of city ordinance. When the officer notified the suspect, identified as 22-year-old William Taylor of Sedalia, he ran from the officer and a foot chase ensued. The police report states Taylor jumped a fence at 14th and Park and fell to the ground. The officer ordered him to remain on the ground, but he got up and ran towards the officer. The report also states the officer thought a physical altercation was imminent and used a Taser on Taylor, who was then taken into custody. Taylor reportedly cut his hand on the fence when he jumped over it and was taken to Bothwell Hospital for treatment, then arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.  At the time of the police report, Taylor was on 24-hour hold in the Pettis County jail pending charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and pedestrian in the street ordinance violation.

Odessa resident injured in a four-vehicle accident in Lafayette County

At 5:15 Tuesday evening, the Missouri State Highway patrol reported a 4-vehicle accident on Route “O” a mile and a half North of I-70 in Lafayette County. The accident occurred as a hay rake being pulled by a 2006 Chevrolet driven by 65-year-old Roland Davis of Mayview struck a guardrail, causing it to slide across the roadway into oncoming traffic, where it struck three vehicles. A 2008 Honda Accord driven by 59-year-old Cynthia Tholen of Odessa sustained extensive damage in the accident, and Tholen was the only reported injured. Tholen was taken by Life Flight Air Ambulance to Research Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.

One-vehicle accident reported in Lafayette County Wednesday night

A one-vehicle accident was reported on Higginsville Road South of Highway 24 in Lafayette County at 7:45 Wednesday night. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states the accident happened when the 2005 Chevrolet driven by 18-year-old Hayden Grass of Lexington failed to negotiate a curve, travelled off the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned into a creek. Hayden suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Lexington Regional Hospital by EMS for treatment. A passenger in the Grass vehicle, 21-year-old William Holloway of Lexington, received minor injuries and refused treatment.