On Thursday at 8:11 a.m., Pettis County Deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers responded to Trickum Road, one half mile west of US 65 on a suspicious vehicle check.

Upon arrival, they found a subject inside the vehicle possibly armed with a shotgun, as well as an improvised explosive device.

Responding officers created distance from the suspect vehicle and closed off Trickum Road to traffic. Deputies attempted to negotiate with the suspect remotely by a PA system, but were unsuccessful.

Additional Troopers responded to the area with a robot that allows for remote communication with barricaded subjects.

Prior to that, additional information was developed which indicated that the device in the vehicle was not a bomb.

Acting upon that info, deputies and troopers approached the vehicle and removed the suspect, later identified as David C. Fizer of Sedalia. A search of Fizer revealed illegal drug items.

Fizer was arrested and transported to the Pettis County Jail, where he was placed on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges by the Pettis County Prosecutor's Office.

All officers departed the scene by 1:55 p.m.

Pettis County Jail - Fizer
Pettis County Jail - Fizer

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