Sedalia Police are investigating after receiving a complaint from Burger King on November 12. The restaurant reported that a customer attempted to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. The customer reportedly drove away without waiting for change. Police say they have no suspects at this time.


Sedalia Police were called around 11 p.m. on November 11 to the area of W. 3rd St. and S. Kentucky Ave. to a disturbance. A suspect reportedly threatened to shoot another person. It was discovered that the suspect did not have a firearm, but did have a wooden pole that he attacked the other person with. The victim had injuries to his wrist, but refused medical treatment. 22-year-old Joshua D. McAlister was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending state charges.


Police stopped a Kia Forte on W. 20th Street at 5:25 p.m. on November 10 for not having its headlights on. According to a police report, the odor of marijuana could be detected coming from the vehicle. A search of the driver and vehicle led to the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 24-year-old Marshall Wayne Wood was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


A 50-year-old Tipton man was arrested on November 10 and is accused of stealing from Menards. Officers were told that the suspect was putting items down his pants. When police made contact with the suspect, he reportedly pulled two cell phone charges form a pant leg. Freddie G. Naylor was taken to the Pettis County Jail. While at the jail, a pair of Sony headphones was reportedly found in his right shirt sleeve.


On November 8 an officer observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway on W. 18th St. east of S. Warren Ave. Police say the odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and a search was conducted. Police say "several marijuana roaches" were found. 17-year-old Wyatt Alan Smith was taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked and released for possession of marijuana.

Kurt Parsons