On August 17, officers were dispatched to the 1300 bock of Montgomery Circle and made contact with a woman had said that her boyfriend assaulted her. A police report says the woman had visible signs of injury. She was taken by the Pettis County Ambulance district to Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment. 46-year-old Michael W. Thornton of Sedalia was arrested on charges including second degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, felonious restraint, and rape with a weapon or physical injury. Thornton was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police were called around 4 p.m. on August 17 to Walmart on a theft complaint. 35-year-old Christopher J. Butler of Columbia was arrested for shoplifting and taken to the Pettis County Jail. Butler was booked and released, pending a court date of October 11.


Police were dispatched to the 400 block of N. Grand on August 16 for a possible burglary in progress. Police took a report from a resident that someone had been breaking out windows of his residence. Multiple witnesses described a young black man with dreadlocks exit a tan/gold passenger car carrying an ice scraper. The suspect reportedly began damaging property and then left the area north on Grand.

Kurt Parsons