Sedalia STING arrests gang member with ties to Mexican Mafia

October 20, 2013

in Local

Albert A. Amaya

On Friday, Oct. 18 at approximately 3:43 p.m., Sedalia Police Department patrol officers and detectives with the STING Unit were performing surveillance on a local residence, after information was received that a subject was staying there who had an active no bond warrant out of the state of California.

Information indicated the subject was known to be armed and dangerous, as well as a gang member with direct ties to the Mexican Mafia. While performing surveillance the suspect was witnessed leaving the house, and left in a vehicle. Patrol officers and detectives performed a high risk traffic stop on the vehicle a short time later, where it pulled into the parking lot of Bings at 1400 South Limit Ave. The suspect was taken into custody at that time without incident.

The suspect was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he is pending charges for being a fugitive from justice and the active California warrant. The active warrant was issued for obstructing a court order. The suspect was identified as Albert A. Amaya, 45.

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