Sedalia Police and Pettis County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reports for November 27, 2017
A 39-year-old Sedalia woman was arrested after police conducted a subject check in the 1200 block of E. 9th Street at 11 p.m. on November 26. According to a police report, Tonya S. Martin had two failure to appear warrants, and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Martin was transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly tried to run from an officer that attempted to make contact with him near Bothwell Regional Health Center. Sedalia Police say the officer saw the man walking across the property towards the parking lot around 10:45 p.m. on November 26, and decided to make contact due to the recent increase in vehicle break-ins. Chad William Marcum was taken into custody after a short chase. A computer check revealed Marcum had several warrants.
Police were dispatched to the 800 block of E. Broadway Blvd. on November 26 for a disturbance involving weapons. An investigation revealed that no assault happened. Police located the suspect, 21-year-old Deandre Anthony Laney a few blocks from the scene. Authorities say Laney was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and also had active warrants from Sedalia and Benton County. Laney was taken to the Pettis County Jail.
On November 26 officers were dispatched to the area of W. 4th St. and S. Barrett Ave. A caller told police that a man and woman were causing a disturbance on his property. Police made contact with the suspects and it was determined that 35-year-old Jeffery Francis Knifong had an active felony warrant from Pettis County. According to a police report, upon hearing that he had a warrant over an officer's radio, Knifong ran westbound on W. 5th St., and then went north between houses. A K9 unit tracked Knifong to the backyard of a residence and he was taken into custody. Police say Knifong was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail.
A Walmart employee reported a theft to police on November 25. The employee said that the suspect came into the store the previous day and walked out with approximately $120 in merchandise without paying. 47-year-old Walter C. Rogers was arrested on charges including shoplifting and first degree burglary. Rogers also had three active Pettis County warrants. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail.
Sedalia Police were dispatched to Walmart around 7:35 p.m. on November 25 to investigate a suspicious person who had been looking into vehicles in the parking lot. A police report says the suspect left the business after being approached by management. Officers located 38-year-old Michael David Rackham nearby, and say that he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Rackham was placed on a 24-hour hold at the Pettis County Jail.
A 41-year-old Sedalia man was arrested on November 25 after police received a report of a man acting erratically in the middle of Broadway. Police made contact Timothy Lee Davis and say he was in possession of a glass pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine. Davis was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.
On November 24 The Pettis County Sheriff's Office took a report of a stolen 2003 Honda Ruckus. The moped is red in color and was taken from the 500 block of E. 36th St. An investigation is underway.
Deputies with the Pettis County Sheriff's Office took a property damage report on November 22. The reporting party claims that someone tampered with wiring in tow of their barns and damaged equipment. An investigation is ongoing.