On January 9, Pettis County Deputies arrested Joseph Adam Markes of Camdenton, Missouri in the area of Limit and Elm Hills Blvd. on an outstanding Jefferson City Police Department warrant. Bond was set at $2,000.

A 24-year-old Sedalia man was arrested January 8 following a traffic stop where police reportedly discovered a bag of pills. Sedalia Police stopped a black Chevy Impala for speeding on W. 16th Street and State Fair Blvd. The driver, Benjamin Everett Brown, had a suspended driver's license. Police say that a search of Brown revealed a plastic bag containing seven pills. Brown told police that the pills were his mother's pain medication, which he was deliverying to a friend who had a tooth ache. Brown was taken to the Pettis County Jail where he was booked for speeding, driving while suspended, and possession with an attempt to deliver a controlled substance and placed on a 24-hour hold.

A 47-year-old Lincoln woman was arrested January 8 in Sedalia on charges including the possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police stopped a red Ford Mustang around 2 a.m. for driving eastbound in the westbound lane of West Broadway Boulevard, and for having an obstructed rear license plate. Police say Theresa M. Sutton was in possession of methamphetamine and related drug paraphernalia, and had two active warrants for felony drug-related probation violation warrants. Sutton was taken to the Pettis County Jail.

On January 7, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the area of W. 16th Street and Thompson Blvd. for a traffic complaint. A witness said that a silver van was driving carelessly. The vehicle was stopped at W. 16th and S. Stewart Ave. Police say the driver was intoxicated. 42-year-old Luis Daniel Santiago-Garcia was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

On January 7, Sedalia Police responded to the area of E. Boonville St. and N. Hill Ave. to search for a vehicle involved in a recent burglary. Police say a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle was located, and the plates on that vehicle were stolen. An officer approached a home on N. Hurley Ave. to speak to residents about the vehicle, and detected the odor of marijuana coming from the home. Consent was given to search the house, and police reportedly discovered several items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana and paraphernalia containing meth residue. All of the drug paraphernalia and marijuana was seized, tested for drug residue, and placed into evidence. Police say charges are being sought, but no arrests were made at the time of the incident.

On January 7, Pettis County Deputies arrested Caleb S. Dove of Green Ridge on charges of trespassing and possession of a controlled substance inside a jail facility. Dove was placed on a 24-hour hold, pending charges.

Sedalia Police were contacted January 6 by authorities in Morgan County who said that a suspect with an active no-bond warrant was expected to arrive in Sedalia by Amtrak. When the train arrived, officers made contact with 39-year-old Jerry Whisler Jr. of Versailles and confirmed the warrant for failure to appear in court for distribution/manufacturing/production and possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon. Whisler also had to Pettis County warrants for traffic offenses. He was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.

Sedalia Police conducted a traffic stop on January 6 for improper registration. While speaking with the driver, the officer reported detecting the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle reportedly turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 19-year-old Adam P. Burkett of California, Missouri was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending state charges.

On January 6, Pettis County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Andrew Eugene Dodd in the 400 block of S. Walnut in La Monte pending formal charges of Assault on Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest.

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