In the early morning hours of January 17th, Sedalia Police arrived at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 415 East 4th Street, for a call for service.

As Officers entered the building, they identified Thomas L. Gibbs, 56, of Sedalia, who was suspected of having a warrant for his arrest. His warrant was confirmed a short time later.

In the original incident, which occurred in September 2023, Officers had responded to the 1500 block of South Moniteau Avenue in regards to a home invasion. In that incident, Gibbs had telephoned Police, believing his wife was being held hostage. When Officers arrived, they saw Thomas standing on the front porch with two knives in his hand.

Thomas was ordered to drop the knives, but kept trying to look inside the house. Thomas complied, but told Officers there were people in the bushes, and that the scarecrow in between the houses was a real person.

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Thomas admitted he was not supposed to be at the residence, because his wife had an order of protection against him. Thomas continued to warn Officers about people in the bushes and the scarecrow. Officers did check, and found nothing. Gibbs was ordered to blow into a PBT, which showed a .000 BAC.

Gibbs was then transported to the Pettis County Jail, pending a $250 cash only bond**. Gibbs was booked in on his Failure to Appear warrant on original charges of Violation of an Order of Protection.

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