This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

In the early morning hours Sunday, Officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of West 2nd Street and South Missouri Avenue for a lane violation. Once stopped, the driver got out and began walking towards officers, disobeying commands, and then walked back to the car, reaching back inside the car. The driver was identified as 24-year-old Rishaud Thomas Staten of Sedalia. Once Officers communicated they were going to frisk* the vehicle, Staten took off running. A foot pursuit of the suspect ended one block later when Staten fell in a 15-foot hole that had been dug in an alley and roped off with caution tape. Staten was then taken into custody. A search of the car revealed a firearm under the driver's seat. Staten was transported to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold, pending the filing of state charges for Driving While Suspended, Unlawful Possession of a Concealable Weapon, and felony Resisting Arrest. Staten was also on probation and parole for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Note: *"Frisk" is the exact term the Officer used in the report.


Last Friday evening, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Cenex store, 120 East 16th Street in regards to a theft. The business' owner said that a suspect that had taken two cans of beer earlier in the day had returned. The suspect fled prior to Officer's arrival. The owner stated were willing to pursue charges. Kallie N. Bennett, 33, of Sedalia, was later arrested for Stealing.


Sedalia Police stopped a vehicle near the intersection of East Harvey Street and North Depp Avenue Wednesday afternoon for being improperly registered. A computer check revealed that one of the vehicle's passengers had an active Failure to Appear warrant. It was issued after she failed to appear in the Pettis County Judicial Circuit Court on original charges of Stealing. Julie Kay Herbst, 52, of Sedalia, was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a $1500 cash or surety bond.


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