A Sedalia woman was arrested on September 9 for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Tracee D. Thomas was taken to the Benton County Jail and then released.

Sedalia Police were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. on September 10 to the 1300 block of S. Osage on a report of two intoxicated men that were dancing in the roadway. The caller also claimed that the men were attempting to get into her friend’s car. Police made contact with one of the suspects, 30-year-old Jose Antonio Villafana on the porch of a residence. According to a police report, Villafana was uncooperative and was taken into protective custody. He was taken to Bothwell Regional Health Center due to his level of intoxication. Police say Villafana refused to get out of the patrol car, and when he was removed he head-butted an officer. After being deemed fit for confinement, Villafana was taken to the Pettis County Jail for safekeeping. He also faces charges of fourth degree assault and resisting arrest.

Police were called to the Missouri State Fairgrounds around 10:30 p.m. on September 9 on a report of a disturbance with weapons. A witness reportedly told police that a man had assaulted a woman in the parking lot. When others intervened and pulled the man away, the woman then allegedly grabbed a gun, making it known that she had it. Police say both the man and woman were intoxicated. 23-year-old Dillon D. Mallonee of Sedalia was arrested for fourth degree domestic assault. 24-year-old Ashley N. J. Shine of Springfield was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon.

Sedalia Police arrested four people on September 8 who are accused of trying to steal over $6,000 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s. According to a police report, Kohl’s management contacted police and said four suspects in the store were selecting a large amount of clothing and concealing items in suit cases. Officers responded to the call and the suspects exited the store a short time later. Police say two men ran from the store with merchandise in suit cases and a duffel bag. Police pulled up to a vehicle as it was attempting to leave. The men dropped the bag and were told by police to get on the ground. One of them began running east into a wooded area.Police say over $6,000 worth of merchandise was recovered, and the four suspects – 27-year-old Nyisha M. Robinson, 40-year-old Jaron E. Pearson, 17-year-old Tyresha M. Martin and 34-year-old Fernando L. Howard, all of Kansas City, Kansas – were arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.

Pettis County Deputies responded to Boonville Trailer Park on September 9 to investigate a possible stabbing. According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, a man was found suffering from multiple lacerations to his lower back. He was transported by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment. A suspect was identified and taken into custody for first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. The identities of the suspect and victim were not named in a Pettis County Sheriff’s Office report.

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