Detectives with the Sedalia STING Unit stopped a vehicle at 16th and Limit at 8:28 Tuesday night (Jan. 7) for careless and imprudent driving and an equipment violation. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, a passenger fled the vehicle on foot and was pursued by the detectives and other officers. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Darrell L. Perry of Warrensburg, was apprehended in the 1400 block of South Warren Ave. after resisting arrest and attempting to fight detectives and officers.

A press release from the STING Unit states the driver and another passenger left the scene of the traffic stop during the foot pursuit. When officers canvassed the area, they found numerous items of evidence. Video from a patrol car video camera showed the female passenger throwing items from the car that were later discovered to be methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

At the time of the press release, Perry was being held in the Pettis County Jail pending charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. Charges are also being sought for the driver and female passenger.