Two arrested for theft from vehicle


Democrat Staff



Two Sedalia men have been arrested in connection with theft of several items, including a gun, from a vehicle.

According to a Sedalia Police Department report, a victim reported a pistol and wallet were stolen from his vehicle parked near the intersection of East Fourth Street and South Lafayette Avenue. Officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s residence, which was served Sept. 1. The suspect was identified as Austin M. Dotson, 20, of the 400 block of East Third Street.

Officers located the victim’s wallet, ID card and Social Security card in the residence. They also located drug paraphernalia and observed the residence was not in a livable condition although a child was inside the home.

Dotson was arrested at 1:41 p.m. on charges of stealing from a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and second degree endangering the welfare of a child.

Further investigation into the theft led to the gun being sold to Charles E. Ford, 55, no address given. Ford came to the SPD where he was questioned about his involvement. He admitted to purchasing the gun from Dotson. Ford was arrested at noon Sept. 2 on charges of receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of a concealable weapon.

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Democrat Staff

Information is taken from preliminary Sedalia Police Department reports. This report will also appear in the daily Police Reports.

Sedalia Democrat

Information is taken from preliminary Sedalia Police Department reports. This report will also appear in the daily Police Reports.

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