Pettis County Sheriff’s Reports for December 1, 2023
This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.
Wednesday night, Pettis County Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Villa Drive in Pettis County to take an Assault report. Contact was made with a male and female. After an on-scene investigation, the male was arrested for Assault in the 4th Degree and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Thomas Capelton, 57, of Sedalia, was booked in at the Pettis County Jail.
Deputies located an occupied stolen vehicle in the area of US 65 and Plaza Drive in the early morning hours Wednesday. The 2012 Toyota Sequoia had been reported stolen from a business the previous afternoon. The victim stated that the suspect stole the keys from the victim’s residence. The vehicle pulled into the Best Western hotel, 3120 South Limit Avenue, and the occupants got out. Both occupants were placed under arrest, then lead Deputies to their room to drop off a dog. The occupant of the room took custody of the dog, but refused a search. Hotel staff informed Deputies the occupant was not supposed to be in the hotel room, and asked Deputies to remove all parties. Once the room was empty, the hotel allowed a search. Shortly afterwards, Deputies located a tissue box in a shelving area with a glass methamphetamine pipe inside. The pipe was caked with residue. Deputies also found a crystallized substance that field tested positively for methamphetamine. The driver of the stolen vehicle, Chelsea Jolynn Klein, 30, of Sedalia, was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, as the room was booked in Klein’s name. The passenger in the vehicle was the subject who had stolen the keys. Evan Christian Bankovich, 29, of Sedalia, was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of Stealing a Motor Vehicle and Tampering With A Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree. The subject in the room, Robert Paddon Bower, 38, of Sedalia, faces charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond for Klein was set at $25,000 cash or surety. Bankovich also had a bond set at $25,000 cash or surety.
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