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Police Reports Dec. 14


This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved in each case.

Sedalia Police Department


Dec. 9

12:30 a.m.: Carter S.H. Freeman, 21, of the 800 block of Crescent Drive, was arrested after an officer was dispatched to West Broadway Boulevard and Crescent Drive to assist with a traffic stop. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the subject was intoxicated and he was transported to the police department. Freeman was issued a ticket for driving while intoxicated and released. 

Dec. 12

6:42 p.m.: Candice Ann Wagenknecht, 40, of the 1700 block of South Quincy Avenue, was arrested after an officer was dispatched in reference to a disturbance. The victim said Wagenknecht assaulted him. When she returned to the residence, she assaulted officers while resisting arrest. She was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center for a fit of confinement, where she dropped a bag of methamphetamine she was concealing. She was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold pending charges of third-degree domestic assault on a special victim, resisting arrest, third-degree assault, and drug possession.

Dec. 13

Midnight: Shannon Renee Spruell, 40, of the 200 block of West Sixth Street, was arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of West Sixth Street and South Osage Avenue for a defective license plate light. Spruell was found to be operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Spruell was transported to the Pettis County Jail and booked for driving with a revoked driver's license. 


Dec. 12

9:19 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of Artisan Drive in reference to a burglary report. A suspect broke into the home overnight Monday. 

Pettis County Sheriff's Office 


Dec. 12

11:25 p.m.: Deputies attempted a traffic stop in the area of South Limit Avenue and 32nd Street on a vehicle with no license plates. The vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed south on Highway B with deputies in pursuit. The suspects turned south on Highway E, again reaching excessive speeds, before turning east on Highway 52. Deputies terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns. 

1:02 p.m.: A victim in the 4200 block of Main Street reported to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office someone took his license plates sometime last week.

4:05 p.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 16000 block of Dove Road in Green Ridge. The victim had been scammed out of $500 via Facebook Marketplace. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol


Dec. 12

4:32 p.m.: Joshua E. McManus, 34, of Green Ridge, was arrested in Pettis County for driving while intoxicated with a person less than 17 years of age in the vehicle, driving with a suspended driver's license, exceeding the posted speed limit, and no seat belt. McManus was transported to the Pettis County Jail and released.


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