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


Early Monday morning, Officers responded to the 2400 block of West Main Street to investigate a motor vehicle crash. A single vehicle had struck a utility pole. The driver was intoxicated. Cornelio Nunez, 18, of Sedalia, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. Nunez was transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending release to a sober person.


Sunday morning, a truck was stopped near East Broadway Boulevard and Highway M because it was swerving outside its lane, and the vehicle had improper registration. The driver was intoxicated. Rado Ervene Vincent III, 54, of Mora, was arrested on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated. Vincent was transported to the Pettis County Jail, to be booked in and placed on a 12-hour hold pending release to a sober person.


Officers conducted a traffic stop near the area of West Broadway Boulevard and Oak Grove Lane Monday morning. During the stop, the license plates on the vehicle were seized, as they had been altered to appear in date. The vehicle and occupants were released from the scene. No charges are being sought in relation to the license plates.


Sunday night, Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Stewart Avenue in reference to a property damage report. Mikki Poindexter told Officers the two-car garage on the property was damaged over the weekend. Information was gathered for a report.


Officers took a stolen vehicle report from Taman H. Harris Sunday evening. Harris reported he was using his vehicle earlier in the day, but when he walked out of his house in the evening, the car was missing. The vehicle was stolen from the 300 block of West 4th Street. The investigation is ongoing at this time.


Sunday morning, Officers were dispatched to a medical call involving a deceased individual at the 900 block of Mitchell Road. Officers arrived on scene, and gathered information for a report.


Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 1400 block of South Limit Avenue in reference to a trespassing subject. Shawn Cunningham*, 49, no address given, was listed as the arrestee. Cunningham was charged with Resisting Arrest, and had a Failure to Appear warrant for his arrest.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Dollar Tree, 3107 West Broadway Boulevard Saturday morning for a report of fraud that had occurred the night before. Officers arrived on scene, gathered information, as well as evidence, and a report was completed.


Friday morning, Officers were dispatched for a report of lost or stolen property from the back of a vehicle. Shkumbin Imeri was contacted via telephone, at their request. Information was obtained from Imeri, and a report was completed.


Saturday morning, Officers responded to the 1000 block of South Merriam Avenue regarding a report of property damage. Terrie J. Foster reported the back window of her vehicle was broken. Officers were unable to identify what broke the window. There are no suspects at this time.


Officers were dispatched to a fire in a residence Sunday morning. The fire was put out by the Sedalia Fire Department. The fire occurred in the 800 block of East 13th Street.


Saturday afternoon, Officers responded to the intersection of West 11th Street and South Stewart Avenue regarding an accident. The accident had occurred earlier the in the day. Both parties, David Paxton and Grant Peacock, had exchanged information and left the scene. Both parties reported the incident to law enforcement, and a report was written.


Sedalia Police responded to the 700 block of West 16th Street regarding a subject with a knife Saturday afternoon. Upon arrival, Officers located a male that had made comments suggesting he wanted to harm himself. The male was transported to the Bothwell Hospital for treatment.

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Friday evening, Officers were sent to the 1200 block of South Osage Avenue for a report of found property. Kevin Zeisset reported an unknown subject abandoned a moped in his back yard. The vehicle was collected and placed into evidence as found property.


A report was taken Saturday night from Dung Quang Tran in the Sedalia Police Station lobby concerning a forgery that occurred at the Central Bank, 3000 West Broadway Boulevard. The fraud had occurred on April 20th, 2024. Tran reported information on a potential suspect.


Friday night, a crash was reported at East Broadway Boulevard and South Ohio Avenue. One driver left the scene, with Caitlin R. Bird remaining. A report was completed.


On the afternoon of April 18th, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department to take a report of harassment. The harassment was taking place in the 1800 block of South Washington Avenue.


Friday evening, Officers received information that a wanted subject was currently at the Liquor Locker store, 513 West Main Street. When Officers arrived, they identified the subject in the parking lot, and watched her get out of a black Chevrolet Camaro. When she saw the Officer, she immediately turned around and got back into the vehicle. She had a blue cloth over her mouth, and as she was instructed to exit the vehicle, she began reaching towards her left pocket. When asked if she had something on her, she confirmed she had drugs in her left pants pocket. Officers removed a black cloth sunglasses sleeve from her left pocket, finding five plastic baggies inside, containing two bags filled with 29 grams and 8 grams of methamphetamine, another baggie containing three other baggies with a smaller weight, a baggie containing a brown, clumpy and powdery substance (that was later found to be a gram of Amphetamine), and a baggie containing nine round, white pills that were later identified as Methylphenidate (a schedule 2 controlled substance). Since the drugs were in multiple baggies of various weight/quantities, Officers believed these were packaged for distribution. The total quantity of Methamphetamine totaled approximately 48 grams. Crystle J. Wilson, 38, of Independence, was placed under arrest. Officers had been called to the store because Wilson had a warrant for her arrest on a charge of Robbery in the 1st Degree from Harrison County. The charge was filed in April 2024 stemming from an incident in July of 2023. In that incident, four suspects stole eight different firearms with an unknown amount of ammunition, as well as an unknown amount of silver coins. Wilson was indicated to have been present for the robbery, and also started collecting miscellaneous tools (including two chain saws) from the scene. Wilson was arrested for that warrant, a charge of Trafficking Drugs in the 2nd Degree, and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Wilson was held on a bond of $90,000 cash only on the Robbery charge, and was given a $100,000 bond on the drug charges**.


Saturday afternoon, Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near East 13th Street and south Lamine Avenue after they observed it stopping incorrectly at the stop line near South Lamine Avenue and East Broadway Boulevard. Additionally, it failed to maintain the right half of the roadway southbound on South Ohio Avenue near East 12th Street. A warrant check revealed the occupant had a no bond extraditable warrant out of Adams County, Illinois***. Sheyene Chakoa Mattox, 31, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant, and a charge of Fugitive From Justice. Mattox was given a bond of $10,000 cash or surety on the FFJ charge.

On the morning of April 26th, Officers responded to the 700 block of East 9th Street regarding a subject present with a warrant for his arrest. Upon arrival, Officers located the male subject in a shed in the back yard. Officers took the male into custody for a warrant out of Johnson County, Missouri. In the complaint****, the suspect was accused of cutting locks on a gate and on 13 different storage units located in rural Warrensburg, with damages exceeding $750.00. Jordan Roy Durland, 24, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant carrying one charge of felony Property Damage in the 1st Degree, six counts of felony Stealing, and six counts of felony Burglary in the 2nd Degree. Durland was placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges, as the investigation is ongoing. Bond was set at $15,000 cash only.

Saturday morning, Officers responded to the KO Storage Units, 1521 Stone Creek Drive, in reference to a possible theft. Linda Johnson reported they did not notice anything missing from their unit, but noticed the unit was unlocked again. Officers gathered information to create a report.


On the afternoon of April 22nd, Joseph Johnson came into the Police Station to report property damage to his vehicle. The damage occurred at the Wal Mart store, 3201 West Broadway Boulevard.


Friday evening, Officers responded to the Scott Joplin Court for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. The suspect had already left the scene in a vehicle to an unknown location. A primary physical aggressor was determined in the incident, and charges are being requested for domestic assault.


Officers responded to a report of theft that occurred in the 1600 block of West Broadway Boulevard Saturday afternoon, Officers arrived on scene and gathered information from Lawrie Knox to generate a report.


On the morning of April 23rd, Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of South Grand Avenue for a report of property damage. Officers spoke with Michelle Dawn Petty, documented the property damage, gathered information, and a report was completed.


Sunday evening, Officers took a report of a possibly stolen vehicle from Robert Thomas Latham in the 200 block of Winchester Drive. After investigation, it was determined the vehicle was not stolen, and the matter was a civil issue. A report was taken to document the incident.


Friday night, Officers conducted a warrant check in the 700 block of East 17th Street. The subject was located on the front porch when Officers arrived. Contact was made with the subject, and she was informed of two warrants for her arrest from Morgan County. Margaret S. Latham*****, 66, of Sedalia, was arrested for her two active warrants on charges of Larceny. Latham was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash or surety bond of $10,000.


*There is no listing in Casenet for a “Shawn Cunningham” on April 27th, 2024 at news time. There were no other details in the report about a middle name or the city he lives in. Therefore, without that identifying information, original charges on the FTA report are not available at publishing.


**24PT-CR00656 in Casenet shows Wilson to be charged with one count of Trafficking Drugs in the 2nd Degree, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance. However, both charges have been amended to felony status.


*** Courtlook case #2023OP158, updated on 6/14/23, lists Mattox as a defendant in an Order of Protection case. However, since Courtlook requires a login/subscription, if there was another issue related to the warrant, it was not available at news time.


****In Casenet 24JO-CR00421, the name is spelled Jordon R. Durland. In the original report, it is spelled as Jordan R. Durland.


*****There is no listing in Casenet for a “Margaret Latham” in results from Morgan County. There are two listings for a “Margaret Latham” in Gasconade County (21GA-CC00022) and Pettis County (24PT-AC00424). Neither listing specifies an age or alias for Latham.


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