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Police Reports Jan. 28


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


Jan. 21

9:46 p.m.: Joshua G. Persinger, 19, of Hughesville, was arrested after officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding. Persinger was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit by 35 mph in a 35 mph zone, and careless and imprudent driving. He was released roadside.

Jan. 26

12:04 a.m.: Colton Joseph Rice, 21, of the 2200 block of Broadway Boulevard, was arrested after a traffic stop in the alley south of Broadway Boulevard and east of Madison Avenue for speeding. The driver was intoxicated by drugs and was transported to the Pettis County Jail, booked, and released for driving while intoxicated - drugs.

1:57 a.m.: Amanda M. Barcia, 32, of the 1300 block of West 16th Street, was arrested after a vehicle stop near West Broadway Boulevard and South Grand Avenue for several moving violations. Barcia was intoxicated by drugs and was transported to the Pettis County Jail, booked, and released on a for driving while intoxicated - drugs.

4:12 p.m.: Michael J. Smith, 48, of the 400 block of East 13th Street, was arrested after being observed traveling south on Ohio Avenue with a registration that did not match the vehicle. The driver's license was suspended and he was transported to the Pettis County Jail, booked, and released pending state charges of driving with a suspended driver's license.


Jan. 25

5:59 p.m.: Officers took a theft report in the 3100 block of Brianna Boulevard from a caller stating an Amazon delivery to his residence was not where the delivery man stated they left it. There are no suspects.

Jan. 26

6:22 p.m.: A victim in the 1600 block of East Seventh Street reported to the Sedalia Police Department that medication was stolen by a person known to her two weeks ago.

7:22 p.m.: A victim reported he had been assaulted in the 200 block of South Ohio Avenue. The victim showed no injuries as a result of the assault but requested to pursue charges. No arrests have been made.

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office


Jan. 27

12:50 a.m.: Edward D. Ebert, of Kansas City, was arrested after Sedalia Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation. A short pursuit was quickly terminated, but a short time later, deputies saw the vehicle near Swope Road on U.S. Highway 65 traveling north. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however, Ebert continued to flee. Pettis County Joint Communications advised Missouri State Highway Patrol of the pursuit and a trooper was able to deploy stop sticks and deflate the passenger side tires near Highway 65 and Route BB. Ebert continued to flee north on U.S. 65 into Saline County, traveling west onto I-70, where deputies and the K9 unit continued to pursue the vehicle. MSHP was able to deploy another set of stop-sticks in the area of I-70 and mile marker 66. Deputies and troopers were able to take Ebert into custody without incident, at which time they learned there was another adult in the vehicle and an infant. Deputies searched the vehicle and located drug paraphernalia. Ebert was transported to the Pettis County Jail for a 24-hour hold pending charges of resisting arrest, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, driving with a revoked driver's license, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ebert also had multiple active warrants for his arrest.