1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  1. The prosecutors in this office work hard each day to secure justice for crime victims and to improve public safety. Our goal is to keep the community safe and to make it a great place to live.

    As prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker welcomes visitors to this website, where they can learn more about the activities of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

    The office’s most essential task is the daily prosecution of criminal cases on behalf of crime victims. We file about 7,000 criminal charges per year, so that is a big task. But we also embrace our role in this community to work jointly with community partners to improve public safety with effective strategies that reduce and prevent crime, especially violence.

    Crime injures not only the victim, but also the community as a whole. So we know we need the cooperation of the entire community and its citizens to achieve the fullest measure of justice and repair the harm that follows crime – for the crime victim and for the community.

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