A Sedalia traffic stop on January 30 led to the arrest of a 56-year-old Independence man on multiple charges. Police stopped a Ford F-150 near W. 15th St. and S. Osage Ave. for not having a front license plate. Police discovered the driver had a revoked driving status. Dwayne Scott Boyett was placed under arrest, and police say they discovered a controlled substance on his person. A search of the vehicle also led to the discovery of additional controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. Boyett was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked.


Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle for failing to signal a turn and for defective equipment at approximately 6:38 p.m. on January 30 near W. 13th St. and S. Ohio Ave. Police say the driver was intoxicated, driving without a valid license and in possession of marijuana. 31-year-old Bryon A. Guider Jr. was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released with court dates to be determined.


On January 25, Sedalia Police responded to a disturbance in the 2000 block of Lewis Circle. Two residents were receiving home health services when a man wielding a metal bat knocked on their door asking for a woman who worked for them. The residents said the man tried to get into their apartment and threatened the home health care worker. Police made contact with the suspect, 29-year-old Anthony L. Melton of Sedalia, and issued him a summons and a trespass warning. A court date of Feb. 21 has been set for Melton.