A Sedalia man accused of stealing over $450 worth of merchandise from Walmart was arrested around 3 p.m. on October 20. According to police, an asset protection officer had been investigating a former employee for several weeks, and discovered video footage of the person stealing items from the store. 36-year-old Alan J. Powell was taken into custody after police gathered copies of the surveillance video and statements from the assets protection officer.


Police were investigating a disturbance in the area of 20th and Warren on October 20 which led to the arrest of a Sedalia man. Police say 34-year-old Arthur O. Stanley admitted that he had marijuana and a glass pipe on his person, which he surrendered during his arrest. Stanley was booked and released pending the filing of city charges. Police are seeking charges of driving while suspended, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on October 19 which led to the arrest of a 47-year-old man on charges including possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and failure to register annually with the DOR. William R. Taylor was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of charges.


A 51-year-old Sedalia woman was issued a municipal summons for stealing following a theft complaint from Walmart. According to a police report, the store discovered that two items had been fraudulently returned. The suspect, Tammy L. Adams, was identified and arrested. She was released with a court date of November 7.


A 21-year-old Jefferson City man was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol after an October 20 accident in Cole County the killed a Sedalia man. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 49-year-old Michael D. Poindexter was ejected from a 2005 Honda VT750 after it was struck by a Hyundai Elantra that crossed Highway 50 and pulled into its path. Poindexter was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:40 p.m. The driver of the Elantra, 21-year-old Kin Darius Patterson of Jefferson City, suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Patterson was arrested for involuntary manslaughter, no valid license, and failure to yield. He was taken to the Cole County Jail. A passenger in the Elantra was not injured. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were towed from the scene.