Wednesday 21st October 2020

Successful use of a Taser took down a hostile subject and ended a volatile situation in Pettis County on Sunday, June 28.
According to the Sedalia Police Department, officers were dispatched to Casey’s General Store in the 700 block of West 16th Street for a report of a disturbance. An employee reported an irate customer was yelling and threatening customers.
The male subject, who was banned from entering Casey’s due to a previous theft, was causing a disturbance inside the business. The clerk familiar with the subject informed him that he was not to be present in the store. When the subject was told this, he began yelling at the clerk, approaching her aggressively.
A customer inside the business felt the clerk was in danger and positioned himself between the subject and the clerk. The subject then began yelling and threatening the customer. Another employee was able to get the subject out of the business, but the subject returned and started yelling at the clerk again.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the subject, who was uncooperative with officers, aggressively walking toward them with his fists clenched, and they wanted him to stay back. The subject then threatened to “mow down” officers if they attempted to touch him.
Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation for more than two minutes before giving the subject commands to make an arrest. The subject refused commands and again started walking toward the officer. A Taser was successfully deployed allowing officers to place the subject in handcuffs without further confrontation. Medical treatment was provided for any superficial injury the Taser inflicted, but the subject refused any other medical treatment.
The subject was transported to the Pettis County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold. Charges of burglary in the first degree, harassment to frighten or disturb and peace disturbance are being requested.
Per Kmmo policy, the name of the subject will not released until formal charges are filed.