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


Monday morning, Officers were dispatched to the Roto Rooter, 3228 East Broadway Boulevard in reference to a past theft. Officers gathered information, the suspect was identified, and charges are being brought against the suspect.


On the afternoon of February 8th, Officers were dispatched to the lobby of the Police Department in reference to a case of harassment in the 1700 block of South Kentucky Avenue. This was identified as an ongoing issue that has had charges submitted in the past for Violation of a Full Order of Protection. The suspect was identified.


Saturday night, Officers conducted a warrant check in the 2500 block of Southwest Boulevard. Officers made contact with the subject, checked his information with Dispatch, and confirmed he had a warrant for his arrest on a charge of Failure to Comply With Halloween Restrictions for Sex Offenders*. The warrant was issued in January of 2024 regarding an incident on Halloween night, 2023. In the original incident, the subject was supposed to either provide documentation to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office to prove he was working outside of the home, or he was to stay inside that evening. The subject was not present at the address when Officers checked, and he he did not provide a letter to the PCSO that stated he was working. William Paul Carter, 58, of Sedalia, was arrested on his warrant and transported to the Pettis County Jail to be booked. Carter was issued a bond of $1500 cash or surety.

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Officers were called to the 1300 block of East 9th Street Monday morning in response to a disturbance and allegations of domestic violence. The victim had called law enforcement, stating the suspect wouldn't stop hitting her and breaking her things. Upon arrival, Officers could hear shouting and crying coming from the upstairs level of the house. Officers loudly knocked, identifying themselves, and the shouting abruptly stopped. The victim answered the door, with visible bruising on her eye, and several scrapes on her hands and wrists. The suspect was located in a back room of the home, and denied harming the victim. Niko William Wooldridge**, 53, of Sedalia, was arrested on a charge of felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree. Wooldridge was issued a cash or surety bond of $5,000 and ordered to have no contact with the victim.


*This story has been expanded from a report issued on 2/12/2024.  Carter was convicted of Promoting Child Pornography in 2010, making him a Tier II sex offender. Tier II offenders have a 25-year registration requirement and shall report to the CLEO in person semiannually in the month of the offender's birth and 6 months thereafter. Carter was also convicted on a charge of Sex Offender Present or Loitering within a Park or Playground in 2017, a felony charge. The requirements for sex offenders on Halloween include (the bolded section showing relevance in Carter's case):

    •   (1) Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children;
    •   (2) Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. unless required to be elsewhere for just cause, including but not limited to employment or medical emergencies;
    •   (3) Post a sign at his or her residence stating, "No candy or treats at this residence"; and
    •   (4) Leave all outside residential lighting off during the evening hours after 5 p.m.

**The probable cause statement notes that Wooldridge has two prior convictions for Domestic Assault and multiple arrests for the same charge, as well a a history of failure to appear. Casenet 21PT-CR01066-01 notes that Wooldridge is currently on probation for a felony charge of Domestic Assault in the 2nd Degree. That probation began in May 2022.

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