Two Arrested, One Being Sought After Shootings in Sedalia
Two people have been arrested and another is being sought after a series of gunshots early Sunday morning in Sedalia.
According to Sedalia Police, officers on patrol in the area of West 7th and South Moniteau Avenue heard a gunshot around 1:30 a.m. on May 22. Three additional shots were heard a short time later. Upon investigating, a vehicle was seen fleeing from the area.
Officers gave chase and the suspect vehicle turned into an alley in the 700 block of South Missouri Avenue. Officers approached the vehicle, and then heard three more gunshots coming from the vehicle. Officers then pursued the vehicle through Sedalia and into the West City Limits, into the county.
A male passenger jumped from the vehicle near Oak Grove Lane. He was taken into custody. The driver abandoned the vehicle a short-time later and fled on foot. A female passenger was also located near the vehicle and arrested as well. A shotgun was found inside the vehicle but the driver had fled the area.
During the pursuit, a man had entered a business near West Broadway and South Kentucky. He told an employee he had just been shot at. Another call to dispatch, around the same time, revealed a vehicle had been shot, as well, in the 600 block of West Broadway. An investigation revealed the same weapon was involved in both shooting incidents.
The female and male, who were arrested were identified as 28-year-old Jordan D. Rhodes and 28-year-old John D. Yager. The driver, who fled, has been identified as 28-year-old Timothy R. Smith. He is still at large.
Police are asking any witnesses or victims of the incident to contact the Sedalia Police Department.
Sedalia Police say Smith is to be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If sighted, notify the Sedalia Police Department or your local police agency.