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Sedalia Police Crime Reports and MSHP Accident Reports: Afternoon of September 24, 2013

The following Sedalia Police crime reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of Sept. 24, 2013.

Smithton man threatens a man with a knife at Walmart

Around 3:50 Monday afternoon, a male victim was shopping at Walmart when a man approached him and pulled out a knife. The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Vincent Taylor of Smithton, also poked the victim in the nose with his index finger while threatening to kill him. The police report states an employee of Walmart heard Taylor threaten the victim and contacted store security, who called the police. When officers arrived, they arrested Taylor and transported him to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal state charges of 2nd degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Traffic stop yields a Sedalia man with a Cooper County warrant

Just after 4:00 this morning, Sedalia police stopped a vehicle at East Broadway and Marshall Avenue for expired plates. After a subsequent check on the driver, 51-year-old David Wilson of Sedalia, he was found to have an active warrant out of Cooper County for speeding. At the time of the police report, Wilson was in the Pettis County Jail pending a $500 cash only bond.

Stolen WIC Coupons reported in the 1100 block of West 2nd

According to a female victim someone stole WIC Coupons from her unlocked vehicle sometime after 8:00 Sunday night. There were no suspects at news time.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Accident Reports a motorcycle accident Saturday morning

At 8:40 Saturday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a one-vehicle injury accident that occurred on 65 Highway just South of Harvest Road in Benton County. The accident happened when a 1982 Honda Goldwing Motorcycle driven by 42-year-old Bryan Sparks of Springfield failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road, ejecting him and a passenger, 41-year-old Brandi Sparks, also of Springfield. Both victims received serious injuries in the accident and were taken by Life-Flight to Cox Regional Hospital in Springfield for treatment.

Motorcycle accident in Benton County injures a Warsaw man

Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, 57-year-old Victor Thompson of Warsaw reportedly failed to negotiate a curve on Route “MM” a half mile East of Eagle Ridge Road in Benton County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states that the accident occurred as the driver lost control of his vehicle on the curve, causing the vehicle to overturn. Thompson received moderate injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Female driver injured attempting to avoid hitting an animal in the roadway

Just before 11:40 Sunday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol along with the Saline County Sheriff’s Department reported a one-vehicle accident on Southbound 65 Highway a half mile North of “BB” in Saline County. The accident reportedly occurred as the driver of a 2008 Pontiac Caitlin Stewart of Marshall attempted to avoid striking an animal in the roadway. Stewart’s vehicle crossed traffic lanes and traveled off the roadway where it struck a tree. Stewart received minor injuries and was taken to Fitzgibbon Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.

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