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Three Arkansas City residents arrested for drugs, endangerment

Baxley, Massey, Sedam accused of meth; 4 juveniles put in protective custody

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 17, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested three Arkansas City residents Sept. 16 after an Oklahoma runaway reported drugs and endangerment.

Angela Renee Baxley, 51, and Timothy Scott Massey, 46, who is listed as homeless, were arrested on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Massey also was arrested on a Cowley County District Court warrant for bond violation.

Baxley and Massey were transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $6,000 bond each through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. Massey has no bond on the district court warrant, however. Both Baxley and Massey remained in custody at the time of this release.

Arron Dion Sedam, 33, was arrested on suspicion of one felony count each of aggravated endangering a child, interference with parental custody and possession of methamphetamine, as well as one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and tattooing a minor without consent.

Sedam was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $23,000 bond through Arkansas City district court. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Police on Sept. 16 located a 15-year-old runaway from Ponca City, Oklahoma, in the 2800 block of North Summit Street. They determined that she was under the influence of methamphetamine.

They interviewed the juvenile, who said she had been staying at Sedam’s residence at 1026 N. First St. She said Sedam provided her with meth and had given her a tattoo while she was at his residence.

A search warrant was obtained and executed at Baxley’s and Sedam’s residence at 1026 N. First St., resulting in the three arrests. Four juveniles were taken into police protective custody due to the conditions at the residence.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.