Sedalia Police Crime Reports for October 23, 2017
A 41-year-old Sedalia woman was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop at S. Grand Avenue and W. 5th Street on October 20. According to a police report, Tiffany S. Epp was arrested on two active Pettis County warrants (original charges of failure to display plates and failure to signal a turn), a Sedalia municipal warrant (original charge of failing to register a motor vehicle), driving while suspended, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police were dispatched on October 21 to the 1600 block of E. 9th Street to check on a possible stolen motorcycle. Police say a stolen 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster was located and recovered. 50-year-old William E. Stark Jr. of Sedalia was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail. Police say marijuana was located on Stark during a secondary search at the jail. Charges are being sought of receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana, and introduction of a controlled substance into a jail facility. Another suspect at the scene, 39-year-old Richard A. Jones, was found to have two warrants from Tipton. Jones was also arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail.
A 34-year-old man from California, Missouri was arrested on October 22 by Sedalia Police, who were contacted about a careless driver westbound on Broadway Blvd. Police say a green Toyota was traveling at a high rate of speed around 2 p.m. and it struck a “Do Not Enter” sign after turning north on State Fair Blvd. The Toyota then left the scene and drove through a private yard in the 100 block of Gentry Avenue, where it struck a fence and tree line in the rear of the residence. The driver then reportedly fled on foot, and was captured by officers after a short pursuit. Police say a search of the suspect, Robert A. Turco, revealed he was in possession of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. Turco was taken to the Pettis County Jail on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a controlled substance.
Sedalia Police have announced that James Gregory has died. Gregory was the Indiana man that was found injured last week in a wooded area behind the Sprint Store in Sedalia. He had been taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment, and was pronounced dead at the hospital on October 21. Authorities are asking anyone with information on Mr. Gregory to contact the Sedalia Police Department through their Facebook page, or call 660-826-8100.