On September 3rd, Officers were dispatched to Centennial Park in reference to an assault. 

Contact was made with the 13 year old victim and her friend. The children were taken home and later, the victim was taken tot he ER by family to be evaluated.  She was later released.  Shortly after the incident, a video of the fight began to circulate on social media, and a suspect was identified.

On September 4th, the suspect came to the Police Station to turn himself in.  The suspect is 17 years old.  Since the suspect in this case is 17, paperwork was completed by the patrol unit and submitted to the Pettis County Juvenile Office requesting a charge of 2nd Degree Assault.  Sedalia Police Detectives have been in contact with the Juvenile Office to ensure they have all documentation so the case can move forward.

The Sedalia Police Department would like to thank all the citizens who came forward with information about this incident.