This article is compiled from reports issued by the Pettis County Sheriff's Office.

Pettis County Deputies made contact with a resident in Pettis County Monday morning after seeing their truck being driven around Sedalia. After meeting on the property, in the 20000 block of Sacajawea Road, the resident stated his parents were on vacation, but no one should be driving the vehicle. A check was done of the back of the house, and the 2014 GMC pick up had been stolen, along with a white box trailer with a guttering machine in the back worth approximately $8,000. Deputies located the truck later that afternoon in the area of East 4th Street and South Lafayette Avenue. When Deputies arrived, a male subject fled the truck on foot, running into a residence. After a short foot pursuit, Deputies found the subject hiding in a laundry room. The key to the truck was found inside the suspects’ jacket, and his wallet with his state ID as well as his cell phone were found inside the truck. Deputies learned the trailer was in the area of West Saline Street and Veterans Memorial Drive. Deputies also found the roof rack that belonged to the truck with the trailer. The suspect, Richard Lee Kohrs, 39, of Sedalia, was taken into custody. Kohrs was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of felony Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, felony Resisting Arrest, and Stealing. According to the probable cause report, Kohrs also has an open case of Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree pending from an incident in January of this year. Total bond was set for Kohrs at $25,000 cash or surety.


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Friday night, Deputies observed a black pick-up truck at the Super Seven Motel, 5650 South Limit Avenue, which Deputies recognized as being associated with a suspect who had multiple warrants for his arrest. The suspect was located nearby and arrested without incident. Ryan Justin Haines, 29, of Lee’s Summit, was arrested on his four Failure to Appear warrants. Haines had a Pettis County FTA on original charges of Taking a Deer/Possessing a Deer Without a Permit, which carried a $250 cash only bond. Haines also had three FTA warrants from the Missouri State Highway Patrol from June of 2022 on original charges of Failure to Drive on the Right Half of the Roadway, Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, and Driving While Intoxicated. Haines was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked, pending a total bond of $2,300.00.


Monday evening, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area of East 6th Street and South Park Avenue on a vehicle with expired registration. The driver of the vehicle, Michael Keith Raw, 44, of Buckner, was placed under arrest on a charge of Driving While Suspended. Raw was booked and released at the Pettis County Jail.


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