The following Sedalia Crime Reports and Missouri State Highway Patrol accident reports are from the afternoon of May 14, 2013.

21-year-old Sedalia woman arrested at Walmart for stealing

At 12:15 Monday afternoon, Sedalia police responded to the Walmart Store on a reported shoplifter. Following an investigation, officers arrested 21-year-old Lasabrah Marie Hester of Sedalia for reportedly stealing $427.75 in merchandise. The police report states that Hester also faces charges of unlawful use of a weapon. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.

Pettis County Deputies arrest a 30-year-old Sedalia man on drug related charge

Just after 3:00 this (Tuesday) morning, Pettis County Deputies responded to the Tyson Parking Lot located at 19571 Whitfield Road for a female in a vehicle who was reportedly slumped over and not responsive. The sheriff’s report states that the deputies arrested 30-year-old Holly Boyer of Sedalia for possession of synthetic cannabinoids and transported her to the Pettis County jail pending charges.

Sedalia man suffers serious injuries in a Johnson County accident

At 5:35 this (Tuesday) morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident on US-50 Highway at Route “Z” in Johnson County. According to the report, the accident occurred as a 2010 Chevrolet driven by 68-year-old William Corum of Bates City pulled into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet driven by 51-year-old Mark Hammond of Sedalia. The Hammond vehicle struck the Corum vehicle in the driver’s side, causing extensive damage to that vehicle and totaling the Hammond vehicle.  Both men suffered serious injuries and were taken to Research Medical Center for treatment.

Lafayette County accident early this (Tuesday) morning injures a Lexington man

At 6:20 this (Tuesday) morning, a Lexington man received serious injuries when his vehicle traveled off of Missouri Highway 13 at Higginsville Road and impacted an embankment. The accident report states that 51-year-old Ronald Rector of Lexington was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Rector was transported by air-ambulance to Center point Hospital for treatment.

Concordia man receives moderate injuries in a Monday morning accident

Around 10:30 Monday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident on Missouri Highway 20 at Missouri 23 in Lafayette County. The accident reportedly occurred as a 2010 Chevrolet driven by 85-year-old Leland Helt of Concordia failed to yield at a stop sign and struck a 2003 GMC driven by Ernest Wyatt of Warrensburg. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident and Helt received what were described as moderate injuries. He was taken to I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs for treatment.