Sedalia Police say a small amount of methamphetamine, a syringe, and drug paraphernalia were discovered during a traffic stop on March 1. 28-year-old Levi Grant Markes was arrested for drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while revoked. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Two men were arrested in connection with the robbery and assault of a 74-year-old in rural Warrensburg on March 1. According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the man reported that he'd been assaulted, robbed, and left roadside. Authorities pinged the man's cell phone in order to determine his location. He was found to have extensive facial injuries and was lying in a ditch. The victim was transported to Research Medical Center. Two suspects, 25-year-old Devin T. Leavy and 26-year-old Robert A. Cash Rehmer, both of Warrensburg, were taken into custody on charges of first degree robbery and first degree assault.


A high speed chase on March 1 led to two arrests in Johnson County. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says a vehicle reported stolen out of Greene County was being pursued by Warrensburg officers. The vehicle left the city limits and the pursuit was taken up by Johnson County deputies. Authorities say the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn in the 300 block of SW 371 and went into a ditch. Deputies, with the assistance of a K9 unit, arrested the driver, 40-year-old Matthew E. Mayo of rural Warrensburg, and passenger, 18-year-old Shyenne Perry of rural Warrensburg.


Two people were arrested on drug charges March 2 after Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle with unreadable license plates due to an excessive amount of dirt. During an investigation it was determined that two occupants of the vehicle had outstanding warrants, and police say both were found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 24-year-old Ryan Matthew Nelson and 27-year-old Jessica J. Henderson were both transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Pettis County deputies arrested Christopher Boles in the area of Highway M and Echo Road on March 2 for possession of a controlled substance. Boles was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of formal charges.