On Feb. 18 at 6:30 a.m., Pettis County deputies were dispatched to the 23,500 block of Yeater Road on a call of three subjects trespassing.

Upon arrival, one male fled the area on foot and deputies met with two other suspects. During the investigation, deputies located several wheels and tires belonging to a semi-truck or trailer. Deputies located a semi-truck belonging to Par Electric, Kansas City, which had been broken into and tampered with, according to a report.

Deputies arrested 37-year-old Richard D. Taber and 39-year-old Misty D. Flores, both of Sedalia. They were charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, stealing and trespassing.

Damage to the truck was estimated at thousands of dollars.

Deputies are asking anyone with information on the third suspect to contact the Pettis County Sheriff's Office at 827-0052 or call the Pettis County TIPS Hotline at 827-TIPS.

Pettis County Jail
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