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Police Reports Oct. 17


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


Oct. 15

2:36 a.m.: An officer stopped a vehicle near West Broadway Boulevard and South Carr Avenue for having license plates that did not come back on file. The officer noticed the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search resulted in a small amount of marijuana. Nicole R. Chumpraphai, 43, of Texas, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

9:31 p.m.: An officer responded to a business in the 3200 block of West Broadway Boulevard for a theft in progress. The complainant provided a description of the suspect who was located and arrested. The complainant stated they observed the suspect stash merchandise and hid in a wooded area. The suspect also had three warrants for his arrest. James E. Chapman, 32, of Sedalia, was arrested for the three warrants and stealing.


Oct. 14

9:38 a.m.: An officer was dispatched to the 2500 block of Highland Avenue for a report of a missing person. A caller stated they went to the residence after not hearing from a person known to them for a few days. The caller stated they found the residence covered in soot and smoke damage from a recent fire. The Sedalia Fire Department was called to investigate the house. While walking through it, SFD located a deceased subject later identified as the missing person. At the time of the report, there was no foul play suspected.

Oct. 15

3:34 p.m.: An officer responded to a business in the 200 block of West Broadway Boulevard in reference to an assault. The employee stated a customer had become upset and began tossing merchandise. The employee confronted the individual and removed them from the business. The individual quickly came back into the business and punched the employee several times, causing injury.

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office


Oct. 15

4:40 p.m.: Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of West Main Street and South Moniteau Avenue for a motorcycle speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. The motorcycle failed to stop and traveled on several streets before stopping and dismounting the motorcycle in the 300 block of South Lamine Avenue and fled into a business. The driver, Troy Dale, was arrested inside the business for felony resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle license, no motorcycle headgear, no insurance, failure to display valid license plates and careless and imprudent driving.

9:07 p.m.: Deputies responded to the 1500 block of North Ohio Avenue for a report of a burglary in progress. While en route, deputies were informed the homeowner had fired shots at the suspect as he fled. Deputies spoke with the residents who stated they awoke to a strange man lying in their bed with them. The residents retrieved two firearms and chased the suspect out of the residence. As the suspect fled, one of the residents fired one round at the suspect, who was not struck.

Another individual called to report a male suspect had attempted to force his way into their vehicle and their home. Deputies responded to that address in the 24000 block of state Route 765. The description provided matched the one given by the North Ohio residents. It was reported he had fled to a nearby location on the block. An individual matching both descriptions of the suspect was located and arrested.

Deputies arrested Scorpio Hernton for fourth-degree assault, tampering with a motor vehicle and first-degree attempted burglary in the 24000 block of state Route 765. He was also arrested for first-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault related to the first incident.

Missouri State Highway Patrol


Oct. 15

3:43 p.m.: Rodney J. Cooper, 44, of Los Angeles, California, was arrested in Johnson County for driving while intoxicated and speeding.


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