Police were dispatched on October 8 to Murphy's USA for a report of a counterfeit $100 bill being passed. The bill was determined to be counterfeit and an investigation is ongoing.


A Smithton woman was arrested on October 6 and is accused of stealing from Sedalia's Walmart. According to a police report, officers were told by a Walmart employee that the suspect had removed bar codes from inexpensive items and placed them over the bar codes of more expensive items, purchased the items with the switched bar codes and attempted to leave the store. 29-year-old Jordan D. Rhodes was contacted by Walmart staff and the items were returned to the business. A charge of stealing is being submitted to the state prosecutor. Rhodes was also found to have tow active Pettis County warrants for driving while revoked. She was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Sedalia Police are searching for a motorcyclist that was involved in a hit-and-run near W. 32nd and S. Park Ave. on October 5. Witnesses reported that a motorcycle failed to stop at a stop sign, then laid down on its side and slid underneath a westbound pickup truck. The truck reportedly dragged the rider several feet before driving over the motorcyclist's legs. The motorcyclist then left the area on foot. Police discovered that the motorcycle had been reported stolen in the Blue Springs area. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the motorcyclist is asked to contact the Sedalia Police Department.

Kurt Parsons