Tuesday, the Pettis County Sheriff’s Office announced two Sedalia residents were arrested after a Sunday evening vehicle pursuit.
The incident started at 7:51 p.m. when Sedalia Police Department officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of West 16th Street and South Kentucky Avenue for a vehicle failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Travis D. Martin, failed to stop and the officers initiated a vehicle pursuit, which continued into the county where officers terminated the pursuit.
One minute later at 7:52 p.m., the Pettis County K-9 unit observed the same vehicle roll through a stop sign in the area of South Park Avenue and Forest Park Road. The vehicle did not have a Missouri license plate and the deputies initiated a vehicle pursuit north on South Grand Avenue toward Sedalia city limits.
Deputies requested mutual aid from Sedalia police officers who were able to deploy stop sticks at 35th Street and South Park Avenue. Martin exited the vehicle and surrendered to deputies, officers, and the Pettis County K-9 unit.
The passenger, Jasmine C. Walker, 22, was taken into custody without incident. Walker was later found in possession of a crystal substance after entering the Pettis County Jail. As deputies spoke with Walker, she informed them of a firearm that was thrown from the vehicle during the incident.
The Pettis County K-9 unit with the SPD K-9 unit started to search the area for the firearm. Sedalia K-9 Charlie later located the firearm that was reported to be thrown from the vehicle. Both K9s were utilized to search the large area for the weapon and any illegal substance that could have been thrown from the vehicle.
Martin has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest. He has been issued a $150,000 bond, cash or surety.
Walker has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. She has been issued a $25,000 bond, cash or surety.
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