Astor, Jacob, 22, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance. After receiving information from Sedalia Police Det. David Smith that the defendant was in a convenience store parking lot apparently selling something, Officer Michael Elwood contacted the defendant and arrested him for a municipal ordinance violation. The officer found marijuana and methamphetamine in the defendant’s pocket. The defendant was sentenced to serve eight years in prison.
Brown, Talmadge, 56, Sedalia, was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison on charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. When the Sedalia Police Department’s S.T.I.N.G. Unit served a search warrant at the defendant’s home on Liberty Park Boulevard June 17, they found over 600 tablets of a variety of prescription painkillers, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. The Court will consider granting probation if the defendant successfully completes a one-year drug treatment program while in prison.
Bush, Jeremy, 33, Sedalia, was placed on probation for 5 years after pleading guilty in January to possession of a controlled substance. Sedalia Police Officer Rodney Engelbrecht arrested the defendant on an outstanding warrant March 4, 2013 and found methamphetamine in his pocket. While on probation, the defendant will be required to serve 60 days of shock detention, perform 120 hours of community service, and consent to a search if asked by law enforcement.
Carlock, Brandon, 29, Sedalia, entered guilty pleas to possession of a controlled substance and assault in the third degree. Sedalia Police Officer Wes Flores arrested Carlock December 30, 2012 for an assault at a local bar. The officer found a baggie of methamphetamine in the defendant’s pocket. The judge ordered a Sentence Assessment Report and scheduled sentencing May 27.
Crouch, Christopher, 41, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked. Sedalia Police Sgt. Kelley Casto arrested the defendant December 21 for the offense, a felony due to the defendant’s prior convictions. He was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail.
Gravitt, Monte, 34, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in the third degree, admitting he struck one employee and threatened another at a Sedalia bar October 4. He was placed on probation for 2 years with requirements that he have no contact with the victims and serve 10 days in jail.
Haight, Dennis, 34, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to stealing a television and computer worth more than $500, an offense which occurred January 13, 2012. Sedalia Police Det. Aaron Berry found that the defendant sold the stolen property at a local pawn shop. Execution of a 7 year sentence was suspended and the defendant was placed on probation for 5 years with a requirement that he pay restitution to the victim.
Jones, Michael, 45, Windsor, pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree, admitting he stole property from a home and a storage shed on Hopedale Road June 30. He was sentenced to serve 3 years in prison. An investigation by Pettis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tollie Rowe and Dep. David Hockaday led to the charges against the defendant and Justin Lindsey.
Mohammed, Princesullman, 30, Jefferson City, pleaded guilty to driving while revoked, a charge stemming from a May 11 arrest by Sedalia Police Officer Jacob White. The offense was a felony due to the defendant’s prior convictions. He was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail.
Van Hook, Frankie, 22, Sedalia, pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree, admitting that on January 11 he struck Bonnie Debates with a rake handle. He was sentenced to serve 270 days in jail.
–Submitted by Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Mittelhauser