SPD crime reports 5-15-17

Sedalia Police responded to the End Zone, 3129 W. Broadway, around 4 p.m. Saturday on a report of a physical altercation. According to the report, the suspect, 37-year-old Travis E. Ballew, Sedalia, stabbed Joshua Clark, 31, of Columbia, while Clark was arguing with a third man. Ballew then fled the scene, but was later located at 911 E. Broadway. He was taken by officers to the Sedalia Police Department for questioning by detectives, then transferred to the Pettis County Jail, where he was charged with 1st Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action. Clark was transported to University Medical Center by air ambulance. The investigation is ongoing, and witnesses are asked to contact the SPD with any information by calling 827-7823, ext. 1213, or 826-8100.

On Sunday morning, Sedalia Police responded to The Buckle in the Thompson Hills Shopping Center on a break-in. When officers arrived they found the east side door shattered and several items of clothing were laying on the floor. Management later arrived & discovered several pairs of jeans missing. No value of the stolen items were listed in the report, and there were no arrests.

Sedalia Police arrested Ryan James Camero Tuttle, 32, of Sedalia, on a warrant out of Iowa and one count of fugitive from justice after a traffic stop at 5th and Missouri at 1:40 a.m. Saturday. Tuttle was transported to the Pettis County Jail.

Nicholas Eugene Shull, 32, Sedalia, was arrested by Sedalia Police just before 11 p.m. Friday night in the 1800 block of South Kentucky. He was wanted on five warrants out of Lafayette County. He was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $1,798 total bond. He now has a court date of June 14.


On Sunday morning, Menard's, 4400 Wisconsin Ave., reported the theft of $2,526.97 of merchandise, including nail guns and thermostats, from the store on Friday evening around 7 p.m. The suspects have not yet been located.


Just after midnight Saturday morning, two drivers reported damage to their vehicles after driving under the Katy Trail Bridge near Broadway and Ingram. Suspects threw objects from the bridge, striking the cars. Sedalia Police later located the suspects in the area. Detectives are currently investigating.


Lens Crafters, in the State Fair Shopping Center, reported a burglary to police on Sunday afternoon. The total value of the destroyed and stolen items was estimated at $16,350. There are no suspects in the case.


Travis Clayton Bell, 39, Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Revoked and no interlock system after a traffic stop at 9:29 p.m. Friday at Broadway & Thompson. Bell was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


On May 13, Pettis County deputies took a theft report in the 1400 block of Elm Hills Blvd., involving a wallet and pair of jeans, taken from the complainant's home.


Cynthia R. Wilson, 17, Pettis County, was arrested at 16th and Grand around 9:40 a.m. Sunday  after a traffic stop on a silver Chevy Malibu for having a brake light out. Wilson was a passenger in the vehicle and was wanted on a Morgan County warrant.  She was taken to the Pettis County Jail.


Travis Shane Harms, 34, Sedalia, was arrested after Sedalia Police responded to a report of a fight around 11:50 a.m.Saturday morning, May 13 in the 1400 block of South Grand. According to the report, the fight was a huge misunderstanding and there was no crime committed. However, Harms was in possession of an open container of alcohol. He was issued a Municipal summons for open container and given a court date of June 14.


David B. Robinson, 17, Independence, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop by Sedalia Police at 10th and Kentucky at 11:23 p.m. Friday night. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a subsequent search revealed a glass marijuana pipe and a bottle of Blunt effects in his backpack. Robinson was issued a Municipal summons.


Christina M. Armstrong, 35, Sedalia, was arrested by Sedalia Police for Driving While Suspended after a traffic stop on a white Chevy truck at 24th and Ohio just after 8 p.m. Friday night. She was taken to the Pettis County Jail. She now has a June 14 court date.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

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