Graves Deputies Make Arson Arrest


On June 7, 2024 at approximately 12:48 AM, deputies were dispatched to Beadles Road, south of Sedalia, for a disturbance. It was determined that Chelsea Lancaster, 27 of Sedalia, had attempted to set fire to a residence with intentions of destroying the property.

Lancaster was placed under arrest and two clear baggie containing methamphetamine were located on her person after the arrest.

Lancaster was charged with Arson 3rd Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense-Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia.

Deputy Austin Caldwell investigated this call and he was assisted by Deputy Tony Cornwell.

No injuries were reported to anyone due to the fire, which was able to be extinguished by the property owner.