Sedalia Area Crime Reports for May 21, 2018
The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says a deputy's vehicle was damaged by a woman who was resisting arrest on May 20. Shannon M. Clark, also known as Shannon M. Bates, was arrested for an active warrant from Sedalia. According to a news release from the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, the suspect resisted arrest and began to kick the door and window of a patrol vehicle, and damaged the door. An additional charge of first degree property damage is being sought.
On May 19, Sedalia Police arrested a 53-year-old man with a knife who was reportedly acting suspiciously and talking to people that were not there. Police made contact with Mark Anthony Purinton in the area of 11th and Hancock, who allegedly displayed the knife in a manner to keep people away. Purinton was taken into protective custody without incident. He was transported by the Pettis County Ambulance District to a hospital for evaluation. Police say no charges are being sought.
On May 18, Sedalia Police responded to the intersection of 50 Highway and S. Grand Ave. for a vehicle collision. Police say the odor of intoxicants was coming from one of the drivers, who reportedly failed a series of field sobriety tests. 58-year-old Richard E. Froehlich was taken into custody for DWI. He was booked and released to a sober person.
A traffic stop on May 18 led to the arrest of the driver on charges of DWI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to Sedalia Police, a vehicle was stopped for disobeying a stop sign at 5th and Hancock around 9:45 p.m. The driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The driver reportedly did poorly on a standard field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. 42-year-old Gary Glenn Kennedy was taken to the Sedalia Police Department where he reportedly refused to give a sample of his breath, so a search warrant was obtained for a blood sample. Kennedy was transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released pending the filing of state charges.