On April 1, James J. Baker of Sedalia was arrested in the area of the 6600 block of East US 50 for peace disturbance and minor visibly intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .02% or more. Baker was placed on a 24-hour hold pending formal charges from the Pettis County Prosecutor.


A Sedalia man was arrested on April 1 after a chase down US 50 at speeds reaching 100 mph. The Pettis County Sheriff's Office says the suspect vehicle fled after a deputy attempted a traffic stop for excessive, unnecessary noise. Deputies pursued the vehicle, which eventually stopped on M Highway south of McVey Rd. The driver, identified as Carlos Manuel Flores, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, careless and imprudent driving, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and excessive, unnecessary noise from a motor vehicle. Flores was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail, pending the filing of formal charges.


Sedalia Police made an arrest on March 31 near E. 5th St. and S. Hancock Ave. after making contact with a man walking in the roadway. Police say the suspect provided a false name, but was later identified as 51-year-old Miguel Angel Zaragoza. Police say methamphetamine and a meth pipe were located as Zaragoza was arrested. He was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.


On March 30, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of 6th and Washington on a report of a fight. Police say that upon officers' arrival, a suspect took off driving, nearly striking an officer with his vehicle. Police say the suspect had assaulted a woman and they began a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended after police lost sight of the suspect vehicle, but the suspect continued to drive recklessly through town and was involved in an accident. The suspect took off running, but was caught by an officer that was in the area. Charges are being sought against 28-year-old Michail R. Cowherd for third degree domestic assault, assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, careless and imprudent driving, leaving the scene of an accident, no operator license and no insurance.


Deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff's Office discovered over 70 grams of high grade marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and about $2300 in cash after searching a residence in the 6600 block of US 50 on March 29. The Sheriff's Office says they received an anonymous tip of illegal drug activity at the residence. The homeowner, Ryan D. Potter, reportedly gave deputies consent to search the residence. Potter was placed under arrest and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Deputies are requesting charges of possession with the intent to deliver, possession of marijuana more than 35 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on March 29 around 4:45 a.m. near the intersection of W. 7th St. and S. Moniteau Ave. on a vehicle with improper registration. Following an investigation, the driver, 51-year-old Darryl A. Frazier, was arrested for driving while suspended, possession of methamphetamine, failure to register annually with the DOR and unlawful possession of a firearm. Frazier was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.