Sedalia Police reports 3-23-20

Sedalia Police were called to the 1200 block of West Spring Street on Sunday evening on a call of a man with a knife. Officers determined that Shawn Sylva, 56 of Sedalia, had cut himself on the arm. Sylva was taken into custody on a charge of domestic assault in the third degree. Police had been called earlier in the day on the same subject over a domestic dispute.


 

On Sunday evening, Sedalia Police were called to the 900 block of South Stewart on a subject driving while intoxicated. Officers investigated and discovered the subject in question in his home, Blake R. Clapham, 31, of Sedalia. Clapham resisted arrest but was ultimately arrested. Officers investigated further and discovered Clapham had allegedly been driving with a child in his lap. The suspect was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he was placed on a twenty four hour hold pending the charges of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, and careless driving.


 

Police filed a theft report in the 1600 block of South Kentucky Sunday afternoon. Rebecca L. Mattes of Sedalia reported that her garage sale lockbox had been stolen, totaling $1500 cash. The suspect has not been located at the time of the report.


On Saturday just before 1 p.m., Sedalia Police were called to the 400 block of Buckner Court on a domestic incident. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the suspect had gouged at the eyes of the victim, then strangled them, causing red marks around the eyes. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival. The victim is cooperating with authorities, and a charge of 2nd degree domestic assault was requested.


 

On Friday, Sedalia Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of W. 9th on a domestic incident in which the victim sustained several injuries. The suspect left the scene and the victim was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for treatment. The next day, The suspect, Gregory Dotson was arrested for 3rd degree domestic assault. He was taken to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.


 

On Saturday afternoon, Sedalia Police were called to the 500 block of North Prospect on a disturbance call. Dispatch advised there was a man inside the residence threatening to kill himself. Police contacted the subject, who attempted to close the door on the officers. Police then entered the house and took the 31-year-old suspect into custody. It was determined he was not able to take care of himself, and posed a danger to himself and others. The subject, who was not compliant, was taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 12-hour hold. Jail staff had to carry him into a cell and handcuff him to the floor, the report said.


 

Sedalia Police responded to a 911 hang-up in the 1600 block of W. 9th on Saturday at 8:20 p.m. Upon arrival, it was discovered there was a domestic disturbance occurring inside. The primary aggressor in the physical altercation, Daniel Wallace, was arrested without incident and taken to the Pettis County Jail on a 24-hour hold. He was charged with 4th degree domestic assault.


 

Sedalia Police arrested 21-year-old Nashlene Meseky of Sedalia at 3rd and Brown at 4:27 a.m. after a car stop on a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the roadway. Investigation revealed that the driver did not have a license and was impaired by drugs. Meseky was arrested and and charged with driving without a valid license, DWI (drugs). She was transported to a hospital, where further testing was done. She was later released from custody.

Randy Kirby