SEDALIA MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY FOR ALLEGEDLY ATTEMPTING TO STAB PEOPLE WITH KNIFE

A Sedalia man has been charged with felonies after he allegedly threatened persons with a knife and resisted arrest on July 7.

According to a probable-cause statement, Sedalia Police officers were dispatched to the report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of South Carr Avenue. A witness at the scene told authorities that 23-year-old Jay John had attempted to stab people with a knife. After officers located Jay, they say he resisted arrest by refusing to be handcuffed and had to be carried to the patrol vehicle by several officers. Officers also say they found a knife described by witnesses outside its sheath, which was on John. Several other witnesses at the scene reportedly also filed written statements alleging John was attempting to stab people in the group.

Online court documents say a warrant has been issued and John has been charged with a Class B Felony for Assault or Attempt in the First Degree and Class E Felonies for Unlawful Use of a Weapon- Exhibiting and Resisting Arrest for the Felony. Bond has been fixed at $60,000 cash or surety.

John was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, July 9, at Pettis County Circuit Court. No other information is available at this time.