A Sedalia man is accused of breaking the windshield of a vehicle with his belt during a disturbance on August 15. According to Sedalia Police, 20-year-old Sherman L. Ward was arrested for third degree domestic assault and property damage after officers were dispatched to the 900 block of S. Osage. Upon arrival, police say they found several people standing next to a vehicle and determined that a physical altercation between a man and a woman had started inside the residence and proceeded out into the street. Ward is accused of taking off his belt and hitting two vehicles, breaking a windshield. Police report that Ward hit a patrol vehicle and caused damage to it as he was being taken into custody. Ward was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Police were called around 3:30 a.m. on August 16 to a convenience store in the 200 block of W. Broadway for a possible disturbance. When officers arrived they made contact with a suspect who was reportedly acting paranoid and said that he needed help. Police say the odor of marijuana could be detected on the suspect, who asked to be seen by an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, an officer asked the suspect where his marijuana was. The suspect reportedly pulled a bag of marijuana from his crotch and turned it over. 32-year-old Rodney Demarcus Jackson of Sedalia was arrested and placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.


Police were dispatched around 8 p.m. on August 15 to take a stolen vehicle report from the 1400 block of E. 13th Street. A resident told police that their 2006 Harley Davidson 1200 custom had been stolen from their yard. The victim was unable to provide officers with any suspect descriptions.


A traffic stop was conducted at 11:15 p.m. on August 16 near the intersection of S. Ohio and W. 9th. Police say three occupants of the vehicle were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The suspects were each released to a parent. Charges for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia are being referred to the Pettis County Juvenile Office on the three suspects.

Kurt Parsons