This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Officers were dispatched to the area of South Moniteau and West 6th Street in reference to gun shots. Witnesses provided suspect information, and shell casings were located between West 7th and West 6th Street on Moniteau Avenue. The suspect fled the scene prior to arrival. A bullet hole was located in the front door of a home in the 600 block of South Moniteau Avenue and a bullet was found on the porch. No injuries were reported. During that investigation, Officers spoke to several subjects. One of the subjects, Deandre A. Laney, 23, of Sedalia, was found to have a felony Failure to Appear warrant from Pettis County with no bond. The Failure to Appear warrant is on a Probation Violation for an original charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Laney was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail.


Wednesday evening, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Woodlawn to meet with subjects in reference to a disturbance at another location. Officers located the caller, and after speaking with the people there, they were more worried that the person at another residence was suicidal. Officers located the address of the other people involved, in the 2400 block of West 2nd Street. Officers determined that there had been a verbal disturbance at the residence, but the persons involved were not suicidal.


Sedalia Police were dispatched to the Menards store in the 4400 block of Wisconsin Avenue Wednesday evening for a motor vehicle crash where one vehicle had left the scene. Officers made contact with Robert D. Betts, who stated he had parked near the west doors, and when he came out, found someone had backed into his vehicle and caused some minor damages. Witnesses believed the suspect vehicle was a red Chevrolet crew cab pickup driven by a white female.


Officers were dispatched to the area of 5th and Park for a disturbance Wednesday evening. Police arrived in the area and eventually located the persons involved. The initial disturbance was between a couple with a child in common, involving child custody and property. During that disturbance, a male subject involved struck a third party's vehicle, causing minor damage. None of the parties involved were interested in pursuing criminal charges.

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