1. Jackson County man charged with threatening 16th Circuit judge

    An Independence man has been charged with Tampering with a Judicial Officer after he sent electronic messages threatening a Jackson County judge and his family, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  2. KC man charged in serious beating of another man

    A 34-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in an assault that caused serious physical injury to another man found unconscious Monday in the back seat of a parked vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  3. KC man charged in rape and police chase to Wyandotte County

    A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with rape, thefts of vehicles and a reckless, high-speed police chase that ended Monday when he was arrested in Wyandotte County, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  4. KC man charged in August 2015 homicide on Independence Avenue

    A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the death of Tamara Dominguez, who was run over by a pickup truck early in the morning of Aug. 15, 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  5. One charged in series of Midtown KC robberies this week

    A 27-year-old KC man has been charged in connection with a series of robberies Wednesday in Midtown KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  6. Second juvenile charged in November murder in Lee's Summit

    A second juvenile, a 14-year-old, has been charged in the fatal stabbing of Tanya L. Chamberlain who died in a Nov. 1, 2015, early-morning attack at a Lee's Summit car wash, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  7. 20-year-old KC man charged in Sunday night fatal shooting on KC's eastside

    A 20-year-old KC man has been charged in Sunday night fatal shooting near 66th and Park Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  8. Charges filed in Thursday homicide in Jackson County

    A 44-year-old Oak Grove man has been charged in the murder late Thursday of Michael Noud, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  9. Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker backs St. Louis prosecutors' efforts to protect victims

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issues statement today in support of Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, saying courts must protect personal information of victims and witnesses. "Let's not make them a victim again," she says. Read more...
  10. Co-defendant in Alexis Kane's murder pleads guilty

    A co-defendant in the murder of Alexis Kane has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection to her homicide in January 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  11. KC man found guilty in fatal CoCo Key shooting in May 2015

    A Jackson County jury has found a 24-year-old Kansas City man guilty in the murder of Ryshun Bell at a popular KC water park in May 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  12. KC man charged in late Tuesday fatal shooting near 35th and Flora

    A 34-year-old KC man has been charged in the fatal shooting late Tuesday of Ricky Frazier, who was found shot in the 3500 block of Flora Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  13. KC man charged in attempted robbery in West Bottoms

    A man who attempted to rob the Restaurant Depot in the west bottoms area of Kansas City early Monday and was shot by a security guard now faces felony charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  14. Mother's boyfriend charged in beating of 15-month old child

    A Kansas City man faces felony charges for allegedly beating a young child that he was caring for while the child's mother was at work, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  15. Law enforcement leaders, community partners oppose disclosure of victims' personal info

    Kansas City’s leading public safety chiefs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and community partners oppose a St. Louis court order to turn over to criminal defendants victims and witnesses' social security numbers and personal phone numbers. Read more...
  16. Mother sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder of 2-year-old daughter

    A Jackson County judge sentenced Marie J. Chishahayo to 30 years in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to the murder of her 2-year-old daughter and several other felonies, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  17. Judge sentences Independence man to 20 years in prison for fatal KC accident

    A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced an Independence man to 20 years in prison in connection with a 2014 fatal vehicular accident near 31st and Grand Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  18. Murder charges filed in 72nd and Olive shooting this month

    A First Degree Murder charge has been filed against a 35-year-old Kansas City man in the fatal shooting earlier in May of D'Adrian Bell in a residence near 72nd and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  19. Charges filed in KC homicide last Friday

    A 24-year-old Kansas City man faces Murder 1st Degree charges in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday of Tyrone London, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  20. Charges filed in recent robbery, fleeing and shooting at officers

    A Kansas City man and his suspected accomplice in a recent robbery have been charged in connection with that crime, and one was also charged with fleeing from police and shooting at officers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  21. Jury convicts Grandview man in fatal fire case

    A Jackson County jury has convicted a Grandview man of two counts of manslaughter in connection with house fire in September 2014 that killed his 14-month-old daughter and an adult friend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  22. Jackson County jury convicts Victor D. Vickers in 2011 murder case

    A Jackson County jury today convicted Victor D. Vickers in the fatal shooting of Edward Ewing and the wounding of another victim in a 2011 home invasion, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  23. 18-year-old KC man charged in fatal shooting of Jacob Brantner

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Jacob Brantner in grocery store parking lot is charged with Murder 2nd Degree, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  24. Woman charged in fiery assault of boyfriend

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker today announced charges against a homeless woman who allegedly burned a boyfriend after she poured liquid on him while he slept and set it on fire. Read more...
  25. Nevada man charged in connection with kidnapping, assault in Independence

    A Nevada, Mo., man has been charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping, assault and fleeing from police in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  26. Tonganoxie man who fled police charged in Kansas City

    Curtis R. Ayers, a Tonganoxie man, who fled police into Kansas City, MO, on Monday, and fired a gun at motorists on U.S. 71 in the mid-afternoon, has been charged with multiple felonies by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Read more...
  27. Jackson County jury convicts Travone Shaw in connection with 2014 murder of Dionte Greene

    CORRECTED: A Jackson County jury has convicted Travone Shaw, 20, of four felonies, including Involuntary Manslaughter, in connection with the Oct. 31, 2014 fatal shooting of Dionte R. Greene, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  28. 15-year-old Lee's Summit youth faces murder charge in Tanya Chamberlain's homicide

    A 15-year-old Lee's Summit youth faces a charge of Murder in the 1st Degree in connection with the homicide of Tanya L. Chamberlain, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  29. KC juvenile faces criminal charges connected to February KC homicide

    A 15-year-old faces two sets of felony charges related to the homicide on Feb. 15, 2016 of Jaiair Strong in Kansas City and the March 2016 firing of gunshots near Central High School, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  30. Raytown man charged in alleged sexual assault

    A Raytown man faces criminal charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault and robbery on Wednesday in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  31. Jean Peters Baker

    Two-year-old’s father facing murder charge

    The 24-year-old Kansas City man whose daughter shot herself in their residence last week now will face a murder charge, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  32. Raytown man charged today in father's stabbing

    A 21-year-old Raytown man has been charged in connection with his father's assault and stabbing, on Monday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  33. Baker honored among distinguished UMKC alumni

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was among an impressive group of University of Missouri-Kansas City alumni who were honored last week with 2016 Alumni Achievement Awards. Read more...
  34. Felony charges filed today against father of 2-year-old girl who was fatally shot Thursday

    A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his 2-year-old daughter in a residence Thursday in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  35. Four felony counts filed in child-sex case against south KC man

    A 48-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with allegations that he molested and inappropriately touched a child in south Kansas City,Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  36. Five child-sex charges filed against Grain Valley man

    A Grain Valley man faces multiple child-sex felonies involving two young victims, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  37. Charges in Grandview robbery

    Two robbery suspects in a Grandview gas station robbery early today are taken into custody and charged with multiple felonies. Read more...
  38. KC man charged in home invasion, beating in Sugar Creek

    Suspect allegedly forced his way into Sugar Creek home and beat one man and threatened to set on fire that victim and another man after pouring fluid on them. Read more...
  39. Calah Johnson pleads guilty in Bruce Watkins fatal shooting

    Calah Johnson, 35, sentenced to 15 years in prison for July 17, 2009 fatal shooting of Deanna Lieber, who was driving from Starlight Theatre with family. Read more...
  40. Raytown woman charged for failing to obey school bus stop sign, injuring child

    Woman faces multiple felony counts after child's collarbone is broken while crossing the street at bus stop. Read more...
  41. KC man sentenced to 23 years in 2014 murder case

    A 27-year-old KC man will serve 23 years in prison for 2014 murder Read more...
  42. Guilty plea in child death case

    A 24-year-old man, Mirsad Hamidovic, has pleaded guilty to the murder of 2-year-old Lorenzo Estrada in January 2015. Read more...
  43. Independence man found guilty in vehicular fatality case

    Jackson County judge convicts Independence man of Felony Murder as fatal vehicular accident occurred as a result of him fleeing from police. Read more...
  44. KC man charged in KC car chase

    A 40-year-old KC man has been charged in the noon police chase on Thursday. Prosecutors request $50,000 bond. Read more...
  45. Son sentenced to 12 years for father’s murder

    Kyle Webb, a 44-year-old Grandview man, was sentenced late Thursday to 12 years in a Missouri prison for causing his father’s death, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  46. Supreme Court upholds Richard Davis conviction

    The Missouri Supreme Court today upheld Richard Davis’ conviction in Jackson County and Read more...
  47. Police officer’s conviction upheld

    In a unanimous decision, the Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld the 2014 conviction of a suspended Kansas City Police Department officer for the crime of acceding to corruption, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  48. Two other charged in March 28 homicide

    Two other Kansas City men have been charged in the fatal slaying on March 28, 2016, of Demar Swift in the area of 18th and Topping, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  49. Lee’s Summit candidate declared ineligible

    A Jackson County judge on Monday declared Franklin D. Tatro ineligible to be a candidate for Lee’s Summit City Council because of an earlier felony conviction, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  50. Prosecutor seeks to remove candidate from Lee's Summit council race

    A hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. today before a Jackson County Judge regarding a civil action filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office seeking to declare Franklin D. Tatro ineligible from seeking office on the Lee’s Summit City Council Read more...
  51. Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

    A Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting on Monday of Demar Smith, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  52. Charges filed in Independence murder

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal knifing of Louis Dickey, whose body was found in her Independence residence on Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
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    VICTIMNET PRESENTS A Crime Victims’ Rights Week Commemorative Event Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Power & Light District KC Live Block 14th Street & Grand Avenue Kansas City, MO Read more...
  54. Jackson County prosecutor wins prestigious

    Michael J. Hunt, a veteran Jackson County Prosecutor who directs the office’s East Jackson County operations, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America Read more...
  55. Charges filed in November fatal shooting

    A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with the fatal shooting Nov. 7, 2015, of Kevin Durham whose body was found before noon in his parked car near 41st and Prospect Avenue, Read more...
  56. Charges filed in Independence standoff

    An Independence man has been charged in connection with a long standoff with Independence police on Sunday Read more...
  57. Charges filed in connection with burned infant

    An Independence woman faces a felony charge in connection with the burning of an infant she was babysitting on Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  58. Jackson County man convicted of murder for deadly wreck

    A Jackson County jury on Friday evening found an Independence man guilty of felony murder and nine other felony counts in connection with a 2014 fatal vehicular accident near 31st and Grand Avenue Read more...
  59. Convicted child molester sentenced to 20 years

    Miguel McIntosh, convicted earlier this year of molesting a 9-year-old girl, was sentenced today to prison for 20 years, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  60. Second man charged in rape, kidnapping

    A second man now faces charges in connection with a rape and kidnapping at gunpoint in January in the city’s Eastside, Read more...
  61. Charges against driver in Lee’s Summit fatal crash

    An 18-year-old Lee’s Summit man has been charged with recklessly causing the Feb. 1, 2016 vehicular accident that killed two passengers riding in his vehicle and injured another driver, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  62. Independence eluding leads to charges

    The driver of a pickup truck that refused to stop for Independence police, eventually ending at Blue Ridge Cut-off and Interstate 70 last night has resulted in multiple criminal charges, Read more...
  63. Sexual assault of 15-year-old

    A Lee’s Summit man has been charged in connection with the reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  64. Charges in weekend chase, crash

    A Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with a weekend chase in Kansas City with police that ended in a crash in which multiple persons were injured, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  65. Woman pleads guilty in child’s death

    A Kansas City woman has pleaded guilty to the multiple felony counts in connection with the 2015 death and injury of two of her children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  66. Two charged in New Year’s Day slaying

    A Kansas City man and woman have been charged in connection with the New Year’s Day 2016 murder of Sederick J. Jones and the wounding of another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  67. Sword-wielding man leads police on chase

    A man who displaying a sword or machete in a Raytown gas station parking lot has been charged with multiple felonies, including assault, endangerment of a child and fleeing Read more...
  68. Man charged in connection with officer’s shooting

    An Independence man has been charged in connection with the shooting on Wednesday of an Independence police officer who was responding to a call at a hotel on US 40 Highway Read more...
  69. Charges in Monday shooting

    A 34-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a shooting Monday of a man in the 4900 block of East Linwood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  70. Two men charged in connection with 3-year-old’s fatal shooting

    Two Kansas City men have been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the May 31, 2015, fatal shooting in Kansas City of 3-year-old Amorian Hale, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  71. Charges in Grain Valley kidnapping, assault

    A Grain Valley, Mo., man has been charged in the alleged kidnapping in November 2015 of a woman he took to a remote location, held her for days, threatened her life and assaulted her, Read more...
  72. Bobbie Stone addresses media

    Charges filed in Raytown man’s fatal shooting

    On May 13, 2012, Raytown resident Harry Stone, 60, was on a morning jog. He was on Blue Ridge Blvd when a dark car passed by near 67th Street. Someone in the passing vehicle shot Stone who collapsed alongside the road. Read more...
  73. Charges filed in 1986 rape; Case marks final cold-case grant filing

    A 36-year-old Kansas City woman was walking to her car in Kansas City’s east bottoms on July 9, 1986, when two men forced her into the back of her vehicle. They threatened, restrained and sexually assaulted her. Read more...
  74. Four charged in assault, robbery and chase

    Four men have been charged with a home invasion and robbery, brandishing a weapon at a McDonald’s employee in Independence, robbing another man on Truman Road and then leading police on a car chase that went from Independence to the Northland Read more...
  75. Two charged in double homicide

    Two Kansas City men, one 20 and the other 21 years old, have been charged in connection with the fatal gun shootings of Fanandous Groves and Gerrod Woods on Dec. 14, 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  76. Baker issues statement on KCPD investigation

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement today after KCPD announced an investigation of its Crimes Against Children Unit: Read more...
  77. Manslaughter charges filed in 2015 wreck

    A 31-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with a September 2015 traffic accident on U.S. 71 Highway that killed one person and injured two others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  78. One charged in KC rape

    A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with a reported rape and kidnapping in east Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  79. Jacole Prince ordered to prison for 34 years

    Jackson County Judge J. Dale Youngs on Friday sentenced Jacole Prince, whose daughter LP was found malnourished and locked in a closet, to 34 years in state prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  80. Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

    A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Jan. 9, 2016, fatal shooting of Hollis Burgin III, whose body was found in the 3300 block of Bridge Manor Drive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  81. Messina honored by KCMBA

    Former Jackson County Circuit Judge Edith Messina, who joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office earlier this year, was honored Friday by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  82. Charges in Independence murder

    A homeless Independence man has been charged in the murder of Charles Younger, whose body was found New Years Day inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  83. Guilty plea in murder of Shaundra Thomas

    Freddie Price, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the June 4, 2014, murder of Shaunda Thomas, whose body was found in the outdoor playground outside a Kansas City apartment complex Read more...
  84. Early New Years Day wreck brings charges

    Felony criminal charges have been filed against the driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic accident that injured a passenger in his vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  85. Murder, assault charges filed in Northeast shooting rampage

    Fifteen felony counts were filed today against a 27-year-old Kansas City man who is accused of taking the life of an unsuspecting 17-year-old, Gabriel Avila, Read more...
  86. Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

    A 41-year-old Grandview man faces felony charges in connection with a vehicle striking a pedestrian in Grandview early Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  87. Solar energy theft involved area churches

    Two Jackson County men face multiple felony charges in connection with theft and deceptive business practices in their solar energy company’s dealings with area churches and businesses, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
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