This article is compiled from the Sedalia Police Department reports.

On the evening of January 25th, Sedalia Police attempted to initiate an investigative stop on a vehicle in the area of West Main Street and South Missouri Avenue. The vehicle fled and a pursuit was engaged. The vehicle came to a stop in the 800 block of North Moniteau Avenue. The driver was identified as Hakeem Stephon Dickson, 24, of Sedalia. Dickson was taken into custody. Dickson was arrested for an active Pettis County warrant for Failure to Appear on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License. Dickson was also arrested for Resisting Arrest, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, and Possession of Marijuana. There were two other occupants who fled the vehicle. The first occupant wrestled with Officers on the scene of the stop before fleeing on foot. That suspect, Wayne Andrew Gravitt, 26, of Sedalia, later turned himself in and was arrested on charges of Resisting Arrest. Gravitt had minor injuries from running through a woody area. The second occupant was identified after fleeing. The investigation is ongoing.


Thursday afternoon, Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of East 10th Street for a domestic assault report. The suspect could not be reached, and state charges are being requested.


Sedalia Police were issued to the Comfort Inn, 3600 West Broadway Boulevard Thursday afternoon for a report of found property. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Mary Beth Kettle, who stated that one of her employees located a small plastic baggie with a white crystal substance inside. The baggie was collected and taken back to the Police Station. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine and was placed into evidence for destruction.


Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1500 block of East 7th Street for a report of property damage. Betty Jones reported an unknown suspect had damaged the door of an uninhabited residence.


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