SEDALIA - Sedalia Police Department conducted a sting operation Friday leading to the arrest of a gang member with direct ties to the Mexican Mafia.
45-year-old Albert A. Amaya, was arrested October 18 around 3:45 p.m.
Sedalia Police Department patrol officers and detectives with the STING Unit were performing surveillance on a local residence, after information was received that a subject was staying there who had an active no bond warrant out of the state of California.
Information indicated the subject was known to be armed and dangerous, as well as a gang member with direct ties to the Mexican Mafia. While officiers and detectives performed surveillance the suspect was witnessed leaving the house, and left in a vehicle.
Patrol officers and detectives performed a high risk traffic stop on the vehicle a short time later, where it pulled into the parking lot of Bings at 1400 South Limit Ave. The suspect was taken into custody at that time without incident.
Amaya was transported to the Pettis County Jail where he is pending charges for being a fugitive from justice and the active California warrant. The active warrant was issued for obstructing a court order.