Around 2:40 Tuesday afternoon (May 23), Sedalia Police officers responded to Woods Supermarket on East Broadway on a report of an intoxicated man looking into vehicles. According to the report, when police made contact with the man, he said he was only talking to people in the parking lot. His information was relayed to dispatch, who said the suspect had a non-expiring trespass warning against him, at Woods. The suspect, 50-year old Jesse Robert Smith was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, on a 24-hour hold for 1st degree trespassing.

On Tuesday afternoon (May 23), Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Probation and Parole Office at 205 Thompson Road, in reference to a woman who had an active warrant from Adair County. Sedalia Police arrested 26-year old Ciera Catherine Pierce and took her to the Pettis County Jail. The Adair County warrant was for forgery of checks, with a bond of $10,000. Pierce was also placed on a 24-hour hold for two counts of forgery and one count of misdemeanor stealing.

Last Friday (May 19), Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle for speeding in the area of E. 16th Street and S. Engineer Avenue. The driver turned out to have a warrant from Boonville, MO, for shoplifting. The driver, 46-year old Kimberly Ann Esser, was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail, with a $100 bond.

On Wednesday (May 24), Pettis County deputies arrested Dustin Ray Sattler, in the 800 block of S. Walnut Street, in LaMonte. The reports indicates that after a brief foot pursuit, Sattler was arrested for a Saline County FTA warrant. Sattler was located hiding under the porch of a residence. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail, pending a formal charge of Resisting Arrest.

On Sunday (May 21), Pettis County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 400 block of South Myrtle Street in Smithton, in reference to a reported disturbance. After making contact with both subjects, deputies placed the male subject into custody for a Pettis County warrant. Charges for the disturbance are pending. No names were listed in the report.

Sedalia Police arrested Gaylon Eugene Marshall, Jr. 19, Sedalia, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, 601 E. 14th on a Pettis County warrant (burglary and stealing) at 1:09 a.m. Wednesday. Marshall was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a $3,000 cash bond. His court date is TBA.

Earnest Lee Brown, Jr., 35, Pettis County, was arrested at 10th and Montogomery on Tuesday for stealing from a motor vehicle and Driving While Suspended after Sedalia Police noticed the license plates didn't match his vehicle. A computer check revealed that the plates were reported stolen. Brown was taken to the Pettis County Jail, where he was booked and released.

Jessie Nathan Abney, 36, Sedalia, was arrested in the 3300 block of W. Broadway after a traffic stop for speeding at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday. Abney was wanted on a Marshall warrant. He was taken into custody and transported to the Pettis-Saline county line and released to Marshall Police. His bond was $278, cash or surety.

On Monday morning, Linda Barbour reported someone entered her home in the 2000 block of W. 14th between 11 p.m. Sunday night and 6:30 a.m. Monday morning and stole her purse (containing credit & debit cards, car & house keys, and a cell phone). Also taken were medications and her daughter's cell phone. An unauthorized debit card transaction was later discovered. The victim's purse was later found in a dumpster behind Denny's, 2401 W. Broadway. There have been no arrests in the case.

On Tuesday evening, Evett Schuster of Sedalia reported the theft of an $800 cell phone from Smith-Cotton High School, 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd., which was taken around 1 p.m. Monday.

On Monday morning, Daniel Christopher Byrd reported the theft of his front and rear license plates off his car, which was parked in his driveway in the 1000 block of E. 10th over the weekend.

Sedalia Police seized two license plates that had forged tags on them in the 2500 block of Anderson Avenue. The suspect claimed they were like that when the car was purchased. An officer was there on a follow-up call when he noticed the forged tags. Charges of forgery are being sought.

Police responded to Bothwell Hotel, 103 E. 4th, on a report of a smell of marijuana coming from inside one of the rooms. Access to the room was granted, and a small amount of marijuana was seized for destruction by police.


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