This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department crime reports.

Monday night, Officers responded to the Woods Supermarket, 701 East Broadway Boulevard, for a report of a subject trespassing. Officers located the subject, who the report notes was intoxicated. Jesse Robert Smith, 57, of Sedalia, was arrested on a charge of Trespassing in the 1st Degree. Smith was transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Monday evening, Officers responded to the area of the 400 block of Albright Court for a report of a potential disturbance in progress. Officers made contact with the subjects in the apartment, and determined a domestic assault took place. A primary physical aggressor was determined and placed under arrest. Jamika Lashe Yount, 27, of Sedalia, was arrested on a charge of felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Yount was laced on an unspecified hold at the Pettis County Jail.


On the evening of April 22nd, Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Limit Avenue for a report of a stolen bicycle. Nicholas Howe reported that his bicycle was stolen approximately two weeks previously from the 300 block of Bucker Court. It had not been reported. A report was now generated for informational purposes. While on the scene, Officers checked the caller’s information. The caller had a warrant for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from an incident in December of 2023. In that original incident, the victim reported he had been walking northbound on South Moniteau Avenue, heading to the community kitchen to have a meal. At the intersection of South Moniteau and West Main Street, the victim observed the suspect walking towards him. The victim tried to avoid the suspect by walking across the street, but the suspect followed him. Without speaking or making any threats, the suspect walked directly to the victim and punched him the face, before continuing his way. The victim stated he had been involved in an incident that led tot eh suspect being fired from the McDonald’s restaurant, 3101 West Broadway Boulevard. The victim believed that was the reason the suspect assaulted him. The warrant was confirmed as issued in January 2024, and the suspect was arrested. Nicholas Allen Howe, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on a charge of Assault in the 4th Degree – Pursuant to Subdivision (1), (5)*. Bond was set at $1500 cash or surety.

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Officers took a report in the Police Station lobby on the evening of April 17th. Erik Gonzelez wished to report harassment that took place in the 300 block of East 2nd Street. Officers gathered information for a report.


Monday morning, Officers made contact in the 1100 block of West 7th Street with a subject who had a warrant for his arrest. The warrant was issued in March of 2024 after an incident in Potosi. The Potosi incident took place in April of 2022. At the time, a suspicious subject was reporting walking around a yard. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the defendant as he was standing at the front door of the property. The defendant was advised that the owners did not want him on their property. He advised that he understood. The defendant was placed under arrest on his warrant and a free air sniff by the Department K9 was conducted showing a positive alert. The defendant was found to be in possession of a digital scale with a white residue on it, broken glass under the floor mat with a burnt residue, and a small plastic bag with a white residue inside. The MSHP crime lab indicated that the white residue inside the plastic bag contained methamphetamine, a schedule II-controlled substance. Justin Cole Meyer, 47, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on charges of felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and misdemeanor Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. Meyer was arrested and transported to the Pettis County jail to be booked on the warrant.


* 565.056. Assault in the fourth degree. — 1. A person commits the offense of assault in the fourth degree if:
(1) The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury, physical pain, or illness to another person;
(2) With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to another person by means of a firearm;
(3) The person purposely places another person in apprehension of immediate physical injury;
(4) The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person;
(5) The person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with a person with a disability, which a reasonable person, who does not have a disability, would consider offensive or provocative; or
(6) The person knowingly causes physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
2. Except as provided in subsection 3 of this section, assault in the fourth degree is a class A misdemeanor.
3. Violation of the provisions of subdivision (3) or (6) of subsection 1 of this section is a class C misdemeanor unless the victim is a special victim, as the term "special victim" is defined under section 565.002, in which case a violation of such provisions is a class A misdemeanor.


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