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


Tuesday morning, Detectives with the Crime Resolution Unit were doing surveillance in the area of West 14th Street and South Quincy Avenue. They saw a wanted individual near the intersection and made contact with him. It was confirmed by Dispatch he had a warrant for his arrest. Alexander Francis Knipp, 35, of Sedalia, was arrested on his Probation Violation warrant on original charges of felony Tampering With a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree, stemming from a charge in May of 2022. Knipp was transported to the Pettis County Jail pending a cash bond of $2,000 and a surety bond of $2, 500. Knipp’s probation was termed “suspended” in October 2023.


Sedalia Police conducted a check on a disabled vehicle near the area of West 16th Street and South Grand Avenue Tuesday afternoon. It was found the vehicle’s driver had a Pettis County warrant for his arrest. The incident in question took place in early October, due to an argument over custody*. According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office Probable Cause Report, the victim attempted to pick up a child, and the suspect blocked her from leaving multiple times. He also allegedly used his body to bump her, threw a Nebulizer at her, took her keys from the ignition of the car, and attempted to throw her to the ground while she was holding the child. Devin Paxton, 28, of Smithton, was arrested for his warrant on charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 2nd Degree. Paxton was issued a cash or surety bond of $1500, and ordered to have no contact of any kind with the victim.


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Wednesday morning, Officers responded to the Woods Supermarket, 700 East Broadway Boulevard, in reference to a theft. On arrival, Officers made contact with a store manager. The Manager stated a customer was checking out at the self-checkout, and had selected to receive cash back from the machine. The customer then left his cash on the register, and left the store. Another customer came up to the register and pocked the money. Officers have gathered video footage of the suspect.


Officers located a subject in the 1300 block of South Lamine Avenue on Tuesday afternoon that had a Failure to Appear warrant for his arrest. It was issued in August of 2023, after an incident previously reported by KSIS. Larry David Craig III, 29, of Sedalia, was placed under arrest. Craig was booked in at the Pettis County Jail with his FTA warrant on original charges of felony Kidnapping in the 2nd Degree, two counts of felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st Degree (Non Sexual), felony Domestic Assault in the 3rd Degree, felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Loaded Weapon Used while Intoxicated), and felony Armed Criminal Action. Craig was held pending a cash or surety bond of $10,000.


On the morning of October 13th, Officers performed a traffic stop on a truck near East 19th Street and South Lamine Avenue because the vehicle had no license plates. It was discovered the driver did not have a valid license, and had a criminal summons issued for him for the same charge. James Wesley Cramer, 36, of Sedalia, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle on the Highway Without a Valid License. Cramer had been warned by the same Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputy previously, and had been given a summons for the offense previously. Casenet also notes Cramer faces a charge of felony Non-Support of a Minor Child in Benton County in December**. The passenger had two active warrants for his arrest. Wayne Richard Archambault, 45, Homeless, was arrested on his Probation Violation/Failure to Appear warrants on original charges of felony Forgery.


*The probable cause report was filed on October 25th, 2023. The report stated the incident happened on October 8th, 2023. KSIS did not receive a report about this event from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office.

**Casenet #22BE-CR00049-01. This was not mentioned in the original SPD report.


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