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


Wednesday evening, Officers stopped a dark green Nissan passenger car with no license plates. The stop occurred in the area of West Broadway Boulevard and South State Fair Boulevard. Officers made contact with the driver and multiple occupants. After a computer check, it was discovered the driver did not have a valid license. Dylan Brooks Clark, 25, of Sedalia, was arrested for No Operator License. Clark was transported to the Sedalia Police Department to be fingerprinted. Clark was then released with a summons.


In the early morning hours of December 17th, Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection with East 16th Street and South Arlington Avenue. Officers identified the passenger of the vehicle and ran her information through Dispatch. She was found to have an active Probation and Parole warrant on original charges of felony Burglary in the 1st Degree and felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon from February 2023. Morgan Renee Hawkins, 25, of Kansas City, was arrested on her PV warrant, transported to the Pettis County Jail, and booked in with no bond.


Sedalia Police responded to the 300 block of East 2nd Street in reference to a domestic assault Wednesday night. Officers spoke with the female on scene, and who stated she had been punched in the face by her boyfriend. He had then left the scene on foot. Officers located the intoxicated suspect and placed him under arrest. Austin Lane Chadwick, 26, of Sedalia, was arrested on a felony charge of Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Chadwick was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be placed on a 24-hour hold.


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Wednesday night, Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of West Pettis Street and North Missouri Avenue. The driver’s information was checked through Dispatch, and it was confirmed he had a warrant for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from an incident on October 2, 2023. According to the PCS, in that incident, the suspect allegedly hit a victim with a baseball bat in the back. Donald Ray Spradley, 52, of Sedalia, was arrested for his warrant on a charge of Assault in the 4th Degree*. Spradley was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a cash or surety bond of $1500.


On the night of December 16th, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of East Broadway Boulevard and South Arlington Avenue. The Officers had observed the vehicle straddling the lane dividers. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the driver was intoxicated. Jose Arista Morgado, 32, of Smithton, was arrested on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated (Alcohol). Morgado was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked and released.


Wednesday night, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near West Broadway Boulevard and South Vermont Avenue. The driver of the vehicle had a Failure to Appear warrant for their arrest. Kami G. Marquess, 31, of Tipton, was arrested for her FTA warrant on original charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Maintaining Financial Responsibility. Marquess was transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked in, pending a cash only bond of $300.00.


Wednesday afternoon, Officers spoke with Jennifer Case in the lobby of the Police Department regarding a theft report. Case stated the theft occurred in September of 2023 in the 2400 block of South Quincy Avenue. Case stated she had items taken out of her home by a known suspect. Case also was checking to see if she had been charged twice by a business for services, when she saw a charge was made for a Roku activation she did not authorize. There is a suspect that has been named, but no contact has been made with the suspect at the time of the report.


*In this charge, Casenet #23PT-CR01429 notes that this charge is 'Pursuant to Subdivision 1 and 5' (highlighted below). According to 565.056, 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.


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