Sedalia woman facing child endangerment charges following incident Monday in Pettis County

| April 24, 2018
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PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — Formal charges have been filed against a Sedalia woman accused of burglary and endangering the welfare of a child.

Amy I. Clark, VINELink

According to a probable cause statement filed Monday, officers were called to the 900 block of East 13th Street after a suspect, Amy Irene Clark, 40, called to report that her son, 21-year-old Tyler Hill, had kidnapped her younger child around 4:00 a.m. Monday.

When officers arrived, they were informed by Hill, the child and other witnesses that Hill had been protecting the child from Clark, who they alleged was on drugs and had been screaming and threatening them at her residence.

As the situation escalated, Hill told officers he took the child to a family friend’s home because he feared for the child’s life. Witness statements corroborated Hill’s narrative of events.

As Hill left Clark’s residence, she allegedly jumped in the bed of the truck and rode along until they reached their destination.

Hill and the child quickly ran inside and locked the door, however Clark reportedly kicked the door down and entered the residence, yelling loudly and “cursing” everyone present.

Police made contact with Clark, who seemed to be under the influence of drugs, according to the probable cause statement. Clark allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol and consuming marijuana earlier in the day and was arrested on first degree child endangerment charges.

Clark faces two felony charges for first degree burglary and first degree endangering the welfare of a child, creating substantial risk.

A warrant has been issued for Clark’s arrest. She is wanted on $25,000 bond, cash or surety. Future court dates have not been set.

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