Posted on: October 12, 2017

Jackson County jury finds KC man guilty in Independence 2017 shooting

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Oct. 13, 2017

A Jackson County jury has found a Kansas City man guilty of three felony counts in connection with a 2017 shooting in Independence into a vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury on Th...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Second KC man charged in fatal shooting at Troost Market in South KC

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Oct. 9, 2017

A second Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Andrew L. Holmes on Sept. 13, 2017, at Troost Market in South Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gerry Strickland, do...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Omar Lopez-Maldonado pleads guilty to rape and is sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Oct. 6, 2017

Omar Lopez-Maldonado sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2016 rape in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lopez-Maldonado pleaded guilty to Rape 1st Degree and agreed to a 30-year sente...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Fredrick Scott faces third murder charge for Grandview fatal shooting

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Oct. 6, 2017

Jackson County prosecutors today charged Fredrick Scott, who already facing charges in two south Kansas City homicides in 2017, now faces charges in connection with the fatal shooting this summer of Karen Harmeyer, dob: 11...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Yust case dismissed here, as defendant moves to Cass County

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Oct. 6, 2017

In the wake of murder charges being filed in Cass County against Kylr Yust, Jackson County on Friday will dismiss its pending felony case against Yust of Knowingly Burning in connection with the setting on fire in 2016 of ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

KC man, 23, faces charges in Sept. 13 fatal shooting at Troost Market in KC

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Oct. 5, 2017

A 23-year-old Kansas City faces Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the Sept. 13, 2017, fatal shooting of 23-year-old Andrew Holmes in the parking lot of the Troost Market in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Dontae Jefferson sentenced to life without parole, plus life in prison

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Oct. 4, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Dontae Jefferson to life in prison without parole for his 2014 shooting of a boy and the murder of the boy's father at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

KC man, 67, charged in stabbing of 12-year-old grandson

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Oct. 3, 2017

A 67-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of his 12-year-old grandson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jose D. Ortega, dob: 11/19/1949, faces Domestic Assaul...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Second man charged in fatal I-70 shooting in Independence

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Oct. 2, 2017

A second man has been charged in the fatal I-70 shooting in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donovan L. James, dob: 6/5/1999, of Kansas City faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of...

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Posted on: September 30, 2017

Pleasant Hill man charged in fatal shooting Friday on I-70 in Independence

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Sept. 30, 2017

A Pleasant Hill, MO, man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Friday on Interstate 70 in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael T. Duma...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

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Sept. 29, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the April 30, 2017, fatal shooting of Isabell Addison at Swope Parkway and Benton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anton L. Hunter, dob: 7/...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Teenager charged in Independence murder on Tuesday

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Sept. 27, 2017

A 17-year-old man faces Murder 2nd Degree and other felony charges in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday of Eliud Lisboa in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antonio Stocker ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Media Advisory: Press conference at noon at JaCo Prosecutor's Office

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Sept. 27, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will  hold a noon press conference today on recent filings related to incidents at the Jackson County Detention Center. Sheriff Mike Sharp is expected to attend.

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Jackson County jail inmates charged in brutal assault of corrections officer

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Sept. 27, 2017

Four Jackson County jail inmates have been charged in a brutal assault on Aug. 26, 2017,of a corrections officer, who suffered a concussion and other injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

KC man charged in shooting of two others in Westport last weekend

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Sept. 25, 2017

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of two others early Saturday morning in Westport, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kevon A. Powell, dob: 1/10/1997, face...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in fatal car wreck that claimed a life over weekend

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Sept. 25, 2017

A Lee's Summit man has been charged with felony DWI in connection with fatal car wreck that claimed life over weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven S. Ontiveros, dob: 2/5/1989, faces...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Sixth defendant named in beating of Domino pizza delivery man

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Sept. 22, 2017

A sixth suspect -- a 19-year-old KC man _ has been charged in a recent assault in south Kansas City of a pizza delivery man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ketrail Collins, dob: 11/8/1997, fa...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in rape of 12-year-old girl

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Sept. 22, 2017

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man in the rape of a 12-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Donald E. Riley, dob: 6/9/1971, of Statutory...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Independence man sentenced to four consecutive 20-year prison terms for child sex abuse

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Sept. 21, 2017

An Independence man has been sentenced to four consecutive 20 year terms for child sex abuse of a boy just 10 at the time, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael S. McNurlin, dob: 5/24/1964, ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

KC man, 22, charged in Aug. 20 fatal shooting of off-duty police officer in Westport

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Sept. 20, 2017

A Kansas City man, 22, has been charged in the Aug. 20 fatal shooting of an off-duty Lee Summit police officer at a Westport restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean D. Steward, dob: 3...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Father, daughter charged in Ruskin High assault of student

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Sept. 20, 2017

A father and his daughter have been charged in connection with the assault Tuesday of a Ruskin High student at the school in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Josiah S. Wright...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Five KC 18- to 20-year-olds charged in beating of pizza man

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Sept. 15, 2017

Five Kansas City youth, ages 18 to 20-year-old, have been charged in connection with a beating of a pizza delivery man on Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Leann B. Howe, 20, Mikeal Far...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Media Advisory: JaCo Prosecutor's Movie Night tonight in Lykins Square Park

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Sept. 15, 2017

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office will tonight provide food, drinks and some entertainment -- the airing outdoors of a fun Disney movie -- Zootopia. This will begin about 7:30 p.m. Lykins Square Park, 8th and Myrtle...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

KC man, 35, charged in October 2016 Westport murder

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Sept. 8, 2017

A Kansas City man, 35, has been charged in the October 2016 fatal shooting in Westport of Derrick Jones, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyre L. Jackson, dob: 5/16/1982, faces Murder 2nd Degree...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Kansas City man, 27, charged in Aug. 20 fatal drive-by shooting near 33rd and Prospect Avenue

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Sept. 1, 2017

A Kansas City man, 27, has been charged in the Aug. 20 fatal drive-by shooting near 33rd and Prospect Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ahmad Herring, dob: 4/24/1990, faces Murder 2nd Deg...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Fredrick Scott, 22 charged in two south Kansas City homicides

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 29, 2017

Fredrick D. Scott, 22, has been charged in two south Kansas City homicides and is a suspect in other homicides over the last year in the vicinity of popular trails in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Media Advisory: A press conference will be held today at 3 p.m. at South Patrol in KC

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Aug. 29, 2017

Media Advisory: A press conference will be held today at 3 p.m. at South Patrol in KC, 8701 Marion Park Drive, to announce criminal charges in recent homicides.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Commu...

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Posted on: August 26, 2017

Convicted murderer's brother charged with perjury in trial testimony

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Aug. 26, 2017

The  brother of a convicted murderer faces a Class A felony for giving false testimony during Jimmie Verge's trial in March 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derrick D. Marshall Jr...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Jimmie Verge sentenced to 45 years in prison for role in double murder, assault, robbery

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Aug. 25, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced convicted murderer Jimmie Verge to 45 years in prison for his role in the Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Ve...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in murder and shooting of boy in 2014

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Aug. 25, 2017

A Jackson County jury today convicted Dontae Jefferson in the shooting of a boy and the murder of his father at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury r...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

KC teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11 shooting of Michael Holmes

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Aug. 23, 2017

A Kansas City teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11, 2017, shooting of Michael Holmes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker announced today.

Demetrius Woods, dob: 1-05-2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree and ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2017

Sugar Creek man charged in Aug. 17 homicide in Independence

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Aug. 20, 2017

A 51-year-old Sugar Creek man faces Murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting on Thursday night of an Independence man, Christopher King, 33, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Patrick ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Man arrested Saturday charged in July 21 fatal shooting in KC of Anthony Clark

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Aug. 14, 2017

Thanks to help from Kansas police, a man arrested Saturday was charged this weekend with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the July 21 fatal shooting in KC of Anthony Clark, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

44-year-old KC man sentenced to 12 years in prison for burglaries in NE KC

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Aug. 11, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Robert L. Brown Jr, dob: 7/13/1973, to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a series of burglaries in Kansas City, including break-ins in 2015 in the Northeast Kansas Ci...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Fazon Swinton sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2016 fatal shooting in grocery store parking lot

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Aug. 11, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Fazon K. Swinton, who was convicted in June of the fatal shooting in the grocery store parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016 of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Jackson County Detention Center inmate charged with endangering corrections officer

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Aug. 10, 2017

A Jackson County Detention Center inmate has been charged with the felony count of endangering corrections officer after throwing urine infected with hepatitis C on officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ann...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Independence man charged in early Saturday fatal vehicular on Truman Road

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Aug. 7, 2017

A 24-year-old Independence man has been charged in an early Saturday fatal vehicular on Truman Road in Indepdence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Carl-Dakota A. Young, dob: 11/13/1992, faces th...

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Posted on: August 5, 2017

Truman Medical Center-Lakewood employee charged with sex offenses involving patient

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Aug. 5, 2017

A Truman Medical Center-Lakewood employee has been charged with sex offenses involving a patient in long-term care, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today."

Luis Soliz, dob: 9/11/1967, faces Sodomy...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker statement on public safety and Jackson County jail

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Aug. 4, 2017

Statement from Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor:

I wish to thank all Jackson County officials who took time this week to respond to the troubling reports from the jail auditor. I was pleased to see us come toget...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Convicted child murder and his attorney charged in Jackson County jail contraband investigation

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Aug. 4, 2017

A convicted child murder and his attorney have been criminally charged in a Jackson County jail contraband investigation, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, dob: 8/16/1997, f...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

KC man charged in fatal shooting on Wednesday of Tamara Randolph near 37th and Woodland

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Aug. 3, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday of Tamara Randolph near 37th and Woodland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John A. Frazier, dob: 9/28/1981, faces Murder 2nd...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

KC man sentenced to 27 years in prison for the May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicol Appleberry

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Aug. 3, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Dewayne Cornelius to 27 years in prison for the May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicole Appleberry, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County jury c...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Man firing rifle near 39th and Main on Monday charged with felonies for firing weapon

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Aug. 1, 2017

A 57-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with Unlawful Use of Weapon and another felony for firing a weapon Monday in a busy Midtown Kansas City neighborhood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Lee's Summit man who was later shot by police is charged with discharging firearm

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Aug. 1, 2017

A Lee's Summit man who was later shot by police is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon for discharging a firearm from an apartment and exhibiting a weapon in a threatening manner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Man charged with dropping old TV three floors down onto victim

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July 28, 2017

Assault charges were filed today against Kansas City man after he dropped an old TV over a third-floor balcony onto the victim, causing life-threatening injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Raytown man charged with DWI in connection with fatal vehicular crash last night on Interstate 435

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July 27, 2017

A 34-year-old Raytown, Mo., man has been charged with DWI in connection with fatal vehicular crash last night on Interstate 435, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terry M. Jones, dob: 1/20/1983, ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Independence man, 23, faces felony child sex charges involving two victims

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July 27, 2017

A 23-year-old Independence man faces felony molestation and sodomy charges involving two children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damon R. Atchley, dob: 10/14/1993, faces child molestation 1st...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Jackson County judge sentences convicted child molester to life plus 15 years

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July 26, 2017

A Kansas City man, convicted of child molestation and statutory sodomy, was sentenced today by a Jackson County judge to life in prison plus 15 years, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mark Powel...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

KCK man, 45, found guilty by Jackson County jury of property damage, animal abuse

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July 26, 2017

A 45-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been convicted by a Jackson County jury of Property Damage First Degree and felony Animal Abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County jury t...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

KC man charged in fatal Westport stabbing of homeless man

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July 21, 2017

A Kansas City man faces Murder 2nd Degree charge for the Wednesday fatal stabbing of Jorge Sanchez outside a Westport business, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kenneth Michael Tillson, dob: 5/2...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Two teens charged in recent shooting in Sugar Creek

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July 20, 2017

Two 17-year-olds are charged in shooting early Monday morning at a gas station on U.S. 24 Highway in Sugar Creek, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Christopher Clemons, dob: 11/16/1999, of Indepe...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

New manslaughter charges filed in death of 9-year-old child

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July 17, 2017

New manslaughter charges were filed today against a Kansas City defendant in connection with the death of 9-year-old child in a recent vehicular accident, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

KCK man pleads guilty to murder and assault in 2016 killing of girlfriend and wounding of children

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July 17, 2017

A Kansas City, Kan., man will serve 28 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to murder and assault in 2016 killing of girlfriend, Denise Gayle, and the harming of children in the home, Jackson Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Leavenworth man faces Class B felony DWI in death of man in KC vehicular crash

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July 13, 2017

A Leavenworth man has been charged with a Class B DWI felony in the Kansas City fatal vehicular crash on Thursday near 75th and Paseo, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jason Evans, dob: 8/101/19...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Grandview man charged in vehicular crash that injured 9-year-old

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July 13, 2017

A Grandview man faces multiple felony counts for recklessly fleeing police, resulting in vehicular crash that seriously injured a 9-year-old boy, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kaveon C. Cotto...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Two charged in January 2017 abuse of of dog "King" in Kansas City

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July 12, 2017

Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as "King," rescued by animal control officers in January 2017, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

KC man charged in vehicular crash that killed young woman in April 2017

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July 11, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal vehicular crash that killed Krealonna M. Willis on April 17, 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trenton L. Stanley, dob: 6/6/1989, faces Invol...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

KC brother and sister sentenced to life in prison in 2013 murder

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July 7, 2017

A Jackson County judge late Friday sentenced Monique Ransom and her brother, Omar T. Muhammad, to life in prison for the Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

James Rhymer sentenced to life in prison for murder, other violent crime convictions

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July 7, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced James Rhymer, 33, for the murder of David Mendez in November 2014, as well as other violent crime convictions, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.  

T...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Media Advisory: Contact information for week of June 26-July 2

Media Advisory: Contact information for week of June 26-July 2

Mike Mansur will be out of the office during the week of June 26-July 2. He will return messages and email on July 3. If you need more immediate assistance, please contact Jennifer Dameron, Dir...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Prosecutor to hold press conference today on new murder charges

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June 19, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will hold a press conference this morning to announce charges in a recent murder case. It will begin at about 11:15 a.m. in the lobby of the prosecutor&rsquo...

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Posted on: June 17, 2017

Driver in fatal accident on SW Trafficway charged with DWI causing death of someone

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June 17, 2017

The driver in a fatal accident earlier today in Kansas City on SW Trafficway has been charged with causing the death of someone while driving intoxicated, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Malcol...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

KC 21-year-old man charged in vehicular crash that killed woman in NE KC

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June 16, 2017

A 21-year-old Kansas City man faces manslaughter, other charges in connection with the January 2017 fatal  vehicular crash in Northeast Kansas City that took the life of 35-year-old mother Shaymaa Saudi, Jackson ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

KC man, 29, charged in May 10 fatal shooting of Cheemi Littlejohn

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June 16, 2017

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the May 10 fatal shooting of Cheemi Littlejohn near 11th and Prospect in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Willie Warren, dob: 7/10/...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Perkins pleads guilty in March 2015 fatal shooting of Kelvin B. Paige

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June 13, 2017

Christopher V. Perkins pleaded guilty Monday in March 2015 fatal shooting of Kelvin B. Paige and faces up to 20 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Perkins, dob: 2/22/1966, will be...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

A third person charged in Lone Jack, MO, murder and assault

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June 13, 2017

Three persons now face multiple felony counts in connection with the June 9, 2017, fatal shooting of Rebecca Murphy and the wounding of a man in Lone Jack, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

C...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

KC man and woman face charges in Lone Jack homicide and assault

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June 13, 2017

A Kansas City man and woman face multiple felony counts in connection with the June 9, 2017, fatal shooting of Rebecca Murphy and the wounding of a man in Lone Jack, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends up 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton

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June 12, 2017

A Jackson County jury has recommended up to 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton, who was convicted Friday of the fatal shooting in the grocery store parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016 of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Pr...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts Dewayne Cornelius in 2016 fatal shooting

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June 8, 2017

Jackson County jury found Dewayne Cornelius guilty of Murder in the second degree and Armed Criminal Action in the  May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicole Appleberry, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in 2016 fatal shooting on 63rd Street

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June 9, 2017

A Jackson County jury has convicted today a Kansas City man in the 2016 fatal shooting of Jacob Bantner in a 63rd Street parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this morning.

Fazon K. Swinton, dob...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Independence man charged in robbery at Independence Lowes

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June 6, 2017

An Independence man has been charged in robbery Monday evening at the Independence Costco, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tony M. Taylor, dob: 2/07/1973, faces Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Crim...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

KC man, facing charges in shooting on May 25th, also accused of tampering with a witness in shooting

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June 7, 2017

A Kansas City man, charged in connection with a shooting May 25 of a man near 44th and Flora in Kansas City, now also will face charges of assaulting and tampering with witness in that Flora shooting, Jackson County Prosec...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

KC man, already convicted of assaulting officer, is charged in assault of two officers, store clerk

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June 6, 2017

A Kansas City man, who already has been convicted of assaulting an officer, is charged in assault of two officers and store clerk on Friday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Cecil E. Taylor, dob:...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

KCK man charged in connection with reported Friday rape and kidnapping of woman

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June 6, 2017

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with a reported Friday rape and kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman after they met in a Westport bar, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: June 3, 2017

Independence man charged in reported road rage incident and shooting at 104th and Holmes

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June 3, 2017

A 45-year-old Independence man charged in reported road rage incident and shooting at 104th and Holmes, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John C. Young, 1/11/1972, faces Murder 2nd Degre...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Judge sentences Howard Chase to life in prison for role in Angel Hooper murder

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June 2, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Howard Chase21, to two life sentences plus 30 years for his convictions in the Oct. 2014 murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy sentenced to prison for role in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

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May 31, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy to 15 years in a Missouri prison for his role in the in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Convicted robber charged in weekend business robbery in south KC

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May 30, 2017

A convicted robber faces multiple felony charges in connection with a business robbery Sunday in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lionel M. Meade, dob: 4/9/1984, faces Robbery ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin

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May 30, 2017

A Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donnell Allen, dob: 9/3/1974, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Poss...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Media Advisory: Prosecutor, neighborhood leaders to hold press conference at 43rd and Forest

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May 24, 2017

Media Advisory: Today at 1:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of Forest in Kansas City, MO., Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and leaders of the Manheim Park Neighborhood Association will hold press conference on recent ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

KC man charged with firing weapon in south KC church, injuring church greeter

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May 23, 2017

A Kansas City convicted felon has been charged with firing a weapon in a south Kansas City church last weekend, injuring one person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Orlando L. Gentry, dob: 6/15/...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Independence woman charged in murder Tuesday of Holly Barnett

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May 17, 2017

A 32-year-old Independence woman has been charged in the fatal beating of Holly Barnett, who was found in her residence in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Courtney A. Hackney, dob:...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Two teens charged in Blue Springs home burglary that led to school lockdowns

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May 12, 2017

Two eastern Jackson County, MO, teenagers have been charged in connection with the Blue Springs home burglary on Thursday that led to school lock downs in Blue Springs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Second defendant, Omar Muhammad, convicted in 2013 murder of Eric Harrell

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May 4, 2017

A Jackson County jury late today convicted a second defendant, Omar T Muhammad, in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Muhammad, dob: 1/28...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Issac Carter found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

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April 28, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Issac M. Carter to 10 total years in prison after the jury convicted him of Involuntary Manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action for the January 2015 killing of Alexis Kane, 14, a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Three charged in murder of Kansas man earlier this month

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April 28, 2017

Three persons have been charged in the murder in early April of a 29-year-old Osawatomie, KS, man, Michael Luckey, whose body was found on Blue River Road, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mica...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts Monique Ransom in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting

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April 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury late today convicted Monique Ransom in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Ransom of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

KC 16-year-old charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle

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April 26, 2017

A Kansas City 16-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle and into an occupied house in February, after Family Court certified him to face charges as an adult, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2017

20-year-old KC man charged in early morning robbery at KC gas station

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April 25, 2017

A Kansas City man, 20, faces felony charges in connection with an early morning robbery in Kansas City at a Truman Road gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sirjohn T. White, dob: 11/1...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Local students, business step up to support family of murder victim

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April 25, 2017

Media Advisory:

Local students and a Country Club Plaza business have joined to help the family of Alexis Kane, the 14-year-old who was murdered in 2015 in south Kansas City. They are raising funds to support the family, ...

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Alexis Kane fundraiser flyer JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2017

KC man charged in Sunday's fatal shooting near 39th and Denver

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April 24, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the Sunday night fatal shooting near 39th and Denver, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

MarKivius C. Woods, dob: 5/31/1993, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Arme...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Two men charged in March 11 fatal shooting outside gas station in Kansas City

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April 21, 2017

Two men have been charged in the March 11, 2017, fatal shooting of 32-year-old Dorron Blackmon outside gas station in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dionandre Ganter, 8/31/1988, ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Charges filed in KC Easter Sunday fatal shooting

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April 21, 2021

A Kansas City man faces murder charges in the Easter Sunday,  April 16, 2017, fatal shooting of Robert A. Witmer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John L. Williamson, dob: 10/30/1986, ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Neighborhood cleanup at 23rd and Denver draws dozens of volunteers

Neighborhood children have some fun revving the engine

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April 21, 2017

A neighborhood cleanup at 23rd and Denver on Wednesday, April 19, drew dozens of volunteers who removed brush, picked up litter and helped to clean up the block and surrounding area. The Jackson County Prosecutor&apo...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Raytown 18-year-old charged in shooting

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April 20, 2017

An 18-year-old Raytown man has been charged in an April 18 shooting  on the street in Raytown, seriously injuring another man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David A. Turner, dob: 6/...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts James Rhymer in 2014 murder

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April 20, 2017

A Jackson County jury late Wednesday convicted James Rhymer in the 2014 murder of David Mendez, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Rhymer of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Assault 1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2017

KC man charged in Friday homicide and shooting of another man

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April 18, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the Friday homicide of Steven Thompson and the shooting of another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gab...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Media Advisory: New prosecutor effort to reduce crime launches Wed. at noon, 23rd and Denver

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April 18, 2017

In a new effort to reduce crime in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is hosting a neighborhood cleanup event on Wednesday, April 19, at noon, at 23rd and Denver. Other sponsors for the event Wednes...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2017

Blue Springs man charged for sexual acts with 16-year-old student in 2005

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April 15, 2017

A Blue Springs man faces multiple felonies in connection with alleged sexual acts with a then 16-year-old student in 2005, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James R. Green, dob: 11/3/1964, faces...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Driver in Labor Day fatal accident pleads to two counts of Murder

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April 13, 2017

The driver in a Labor Day 2016 vehicular accident that killed two children and injured two others has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and two counts of assault and DWI charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends prison sentence in 14-year-old's murder

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April 12, 2017

A Jackson County jury late Monday recommended up to 25 years in prison for one of the defendants in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ce-Anton...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Kansas City man charged in Oct. 30, 2016, fatal shooting outside KC club

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April 12, 2017

Kansas City man charged in Oct. 30, 2016, fatal shooting outside KC club, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Juan J. Bravo-Leon, dob: 7/5/1992, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree and two...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Two men charged in elaborate bank skimming scheme to obtain access to bank accounts

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April 12, 2017

Two men have been charged in an elaborate bank skimming scheme to obtain access to bank accounts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Pedro Donciano Baptista-Zazarias, dob: 12/11/1978, and Renato ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

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April 7, 2017

A Jackson County jury today found Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy guilty in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury will return Monday to recommend se...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2017

KCK man wanted in Kidnapping of Cristian Escutia

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April 6, 2017

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with kidnapping in connection with the April 3 disappearance of Cristian Escutia in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Maro A. Sosa-Perea, do...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Murder charges filed in April 2 fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in KC

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April 4, 2017

Murder charges filed in April 2, 2017, fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tirrell A. Middleton, dob: 4/5/1980, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Crim...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Second defendant convicted in 2014 fatal shooting of 6-year-old Angel Hooper

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April 3, 2017

A Jackson County jury today convicted Howard Chase  in the Oct. 2014 murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Chase was convicted of Murd...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Additional charges filed in Independence robbery and officer's assault

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March 30, 2017

The two suspects charged in the robbery Wednesday at 36th and Delaware in Independence now also face the additional felony charge of Assault for injuries to a police officer, while two additional suspects also face charg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Statement on shooting of Independence Police officer today

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March 29, 2017

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office offers its prayers and thoughts for the veteran Independence Police Officer who was injured in the line of duty this morning. This officer was responding to calls for servi...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

KC NoVA enforcement nets murder and several other charges

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March 30, 2017

On Nov. 15, 2016, 22-year-old Antonio Williams Jr. was fatally shot at a Phillips 66 station at Bannister Road and Drury Avenue. Another man was injured by gunfire in the same incident.

The Williams' homicide prompted a g...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in vehicular death of baby

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March 27, 2017

A Lee's Summit man multiple felony charges, including Driving While Intoxicated -- Death To Another Person, in connection with a weekend vehicular crash at 350 Highway and Raytown Road, Jackson County  ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Jury convicts Jimmie Verge in Dec. 2015 double homicide

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March 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury this evening found Jimmie Verge guilty of multiple felony counts in connection with a Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Ve...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Independence man charged in vehicular deaths of two boys, ages 6 and 10

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March 22, 2017

An Independence man has been charged with manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the March 17 vehicular accident that resulted in the death of two boys, ages 6 and 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

KC man charged in Monday double homicide, assault on Blue Parkway

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March 22, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in Monday's double homicide, assault on Blue Parkway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert J. Townsend, dob: 4/11/1986, faces two counts of Murder...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Media Advisory: KC NoVA and community partners hold job fair

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March 21, 2017

The Kansas City No Violence Alliance has partnered with numerous community leaders, including Missouri State Senator S. Kiki Curls, to help prepare for job opportunities in the Kansas City area, including persons with mu...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

KC man faces Murder 2nd Degree charge in fatal shooting from 2016

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March 16, 2017

A 20-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the Nov. 15, 2016, fatal shooting of Antonio Williams in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Area high school teacher facing sex charges involving student

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March 15, 2017

A Lee's Summit teacher now faces state felony sex charges involving a high school student, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Zhiyang Ji, dob: 7/12/1991, faces two counts of Statutory So...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Charges filed in two recent KC robberies, including home invasion

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March 7, 2017

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with a January and February home invasion and robbery at KC store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Kansas City woman charged in August 2015 fatal shooting of William Simmons

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March 6, 2017

A Kansas City woman has been charged in the August 2015 fatal shooting of William Simmons, Jackson  County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Shameece S. Mosby, dob: 8/13/1991, faces Murder 2nd Degree, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Boyles sentenced to 13 years in prison for Manslaughter driving conviction

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March 2, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Cedric Boyles to 13 years in a state prison after a jury last November convicted him of Involuntary Manslaughter for the June 2015 vehicular crash that killed Jeffrey Shadlow, ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Felony charges filed in reported UMKC rape case

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March 1, 2017

A  Colorado man faces a felony charge of rape in connection with a reported rape in a dorm room at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Juan D. Contr...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Two charged in Raytown burglaries and police pursuit into KC

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March 1, 2017

Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with a recent Raytown burglaries that led to a pursuit on Monday into Kansas City by Raytown police, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Scott Ro...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends up to 34 years in prison for defendant in Ja'Que Dawkins murder

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Feb. 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 23-year-old Kansas City man in the Nov. 2015 fatal shooting of Ja'Que Dawkins and today recommended up to 34 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

KC woman charged in Friday's fatal shooting

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Feb. 27, 2017

A Kansas City woman  has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday of Leroy Farris, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tanya L. Starr, dob: 11/5/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2017

KC man charged in recent Midtown KC crimes, including rape, kidnapping and robbery

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Feb. 15, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in several recent Midtown KC crimes, including rape, kidnapping and robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

D'Maryon D. Odums, dob: 2/9/1994, faces 17 felony...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Leandre Smith pleads guilty in the murder of Angel Hooper in 2014

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Feb. 14, 2017

Leandre Smith, a co-defendant in the Oct. 2014 murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to serve  23 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2017

New police use of force guidance report recommends investigation independence and detailed protocols

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Feb. 10, 2017

Some of the nation’s leading big-city prosecutors, including Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, have released the first guidance document on how local prosecutors should respond, investigate and report...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Felony charges filed in Raytown assault and weekend shooting

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Feb. 9, 2017

Felony charges have been filed against a Raytown man for an assault and shooting over the weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darrell E. White, dob: 9/5/1963, faces Assault 1st Degree and A...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

KC man charged in the April 2015 fatal shooting of Dominique Stafford

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Feb. 6, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged with Murder 1st Degree in the April 2015 fatal shooting of Dominique Stafford, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derius Taylor, dob: 7/31/1988, faces Murder 1st ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Man and woman charged in Nov. 27, 2016, burglary and attack of John Rector, who later died

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Feb. 3, 2017

A Jackson County man and woman have been charged in Nov. 27, 2016, burglary and attack of John Rector, who later died, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mary P. Couts, 11/2/1984, of Blue Springs, ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

KC man charged in Jan. 21 Troost Avenue murder caught on video

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Feb. 2, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the Jan. 21, 2017, fatal shooting of Raymond Jones on Troost Avenue, which was captured on surveillance video, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pet...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Independence man charged with 1st Degree Murder in fatal stabbing of wife

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Jan. 31, 2017

An Independence man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of wife, who was found Monday after children reported her death, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Kansas City man charged in Raytown domestic assault on Saturday

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Jan. 31, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a Raytown, MO., domestic assault on Saturday that later led police to surround a residence to arrest the suspect, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters  Baker...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Charges filed in 13-year-old murder of homeless man at a KC riverfront camp

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Jan. 30, 2017

An inmate in a Missouri prison now also faces a Murder 2nd Degree charge in connection with the  2004 death of Ryon McDonald at a homeless camp near the Missouri River here, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in child sex case involving 13-year-old victim

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Jan. 26, 2017

A Jackson County jury today convicted a Kansas City man in child sex case involving a 12- to 13-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Bryan Gray of two counts of S...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Anthony Walker sentenced to three life sentences, plus 105 years in prison

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Jan. 26, 2017

Anthony Walker, convicted by a Jackson County jury in November 2016 in the 2012 murders of Herschel and Donna Pike and Edward Williams, has been sentenced to three life sentences without parole plus 105 years in prison, J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2017

KC man faces felony charges in connection with Jan. 17 fatal shooting of Brenda Vera

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Jan. 25, 2017

A Kansas City man faces felony charges, including abandonment of a corpse, in connection with the Jan. 17 fatal shooting of Brenda Vera, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Eric B. Marquez, dob: 10...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

KC man pleas guilty in connection with 2-year-old child's fatal shooting

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Jan. 23, 2017

Courtenay S. Block, 24, has pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts in connection with the April 2016 fatal shooting of his 2-year-old daughter, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Block, dob: 3/1...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor's statement on school assault concerns

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Jan. 20, 2017

Several inquiries have come to our office regarding changes in Missouri law, effective in 2017, that might make it more likely that students involved in school fights would be charged by a prosecutor with felony assault.

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Murder charge filed in 2013 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Independence man

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Jan. 19, 2017

More than three years after Corey Laykovich, 22, was fatally stabbed not far from his home in Independence, a Murder charge was filed on Thursday against a Kansas City man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Defendant in Lee's Summit murder case sentenced to 22 years in prison

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Jan 19, 2017

A defendant in a 2014 Lee's Summit murder case has been sentenced by a Jackson County judge to 22 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trevaris Rachel, dob: 4/8/1993, was ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Three persons charged in Monday carjacking at Admiral and Paseo in KC

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Jan. 17, 2017

Three persons have been charged with felonies in connection with a carjacking on Monday near Admiral and Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Cheyenne N. Mellon, 17 (dob: 4/14/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2017

KC man charged in shooting Friday in Kansas City

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Jan. 14, 2017

A 57-year-old Kansas City man, who is a convicted felon, faces felony charges for shooting another man Friday during an argument, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Timothy L. Walker, dob: 11/18/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Man charged with assault after he was shot by resident in Independence during apparent car theft

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Jan. 13, 2017

An Independence man faces assault charges after his attempt to steal a truck or items inside it resulted in an exchange of gunfire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The suspect was wounded and i...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2017

KC persistent offender charged with manslaughter in fatal KC car crash

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Jan. 12, 2017

A Kansas City man who is a persistent felony offender has been charged in the August 2016 fatal vehicular crash at 63rd and Prospect Avenue that killed Patrick Mercer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2017

KC man sentenced to 28 years in prison for Jan. 2016 murder

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Jan. 11, 2017

Lorenzo D. Washington, 30, pleaded guilty today to the Jan. 30, 2016 , murder of Thomas E. Kuzila Jr and was sentenced to 28 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Washington ent...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Two KC men face murder charges in January 2016 fatal shooting

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Jan. 12, 2017

As a result of a KC NoVA enforcement, two KC men face murder charges in January 2016 fatal shooting of Emorye Spriggs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jathaniel M. Odum, dob: 9/5/1995, and Jame...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Prosecutor requests clemency for Alvis Williams, serving 80 years in prison for a burglary

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Jan. 4, 2017

In 1994, Jackson County prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 20 years for Alvis Williams, who had been convicted of 2nd Degree burglary and stealing. A Jackson County judge sentenced Williams to 80 years in prison....

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Charges filed in Independence stabbing near Van Horn High School

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Dec. 29, 2016

Felony charges have been filed against an Independence man for the stabbing near Van Horn High School, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lorenzo A. Ruiz-Merlos , dob: 2/14/1987, faces 1st Degree ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2016

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

For Immediate Release

Dec. 23, 2016

A 16-year-old Kansas City teen has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree in the July 5, 2016. homicide near 83rd Terrace and Campbell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Devon Davis, dob: 5/23/200...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Charges filed in Independence rape on February 2016

For Immediate Release

Dec. 23, 2016

Felony charges have been filed in the Independence rape on February 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brady Newman-Caddell faces Rape 1st Degree, two counts of Sodomy 1st Degree and Endange...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Independence man who fled multiple police agencies Thursday faces multiple felony counts

For Immediate Release

Dec. 23, 2016

The Independence man who fled multiple police agencies in Blue Springs on Thursday before he was stopped in Independence now faces multiple felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters announced today.

Stephen Lund...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Independence teen, 16, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in September homicide

For Immediate Releasae

Dec. 23, 2016

An Independence teen, just 16, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in connection with the Sept. 22, 2016, fatal shooting of James Hill in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyrell Young,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Teen charged in Burlington Coat Factory carjacking and shooting in Independence

For Immediate Release

Dec. 22, 2016

A Kansas City teen was charged today in a Burlington Coat Factory carjacking and shooting in Independence on Wednesday evening, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Drevon U. Davis, dob: 10/03/1999, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker releases statement on fleeing police

For Immediate Release

Dec. 22, 2016

A statement from Jackson  County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker:

We’ve seen in recent days too many dangerous situations caused by people fleeing police. Let me be clear, fleeing from police will endanger ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Raytown man charged in connection with shots fired at occupied vehicle

For Immediate Release

Dec. 22,2016

A Raytown, Mo., man was charged today in connection with shots fired Wednesday at occupied vehicle, which led to Op 100 standoff in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damon Huff, dob: 7-24...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Golston sentenced to 25 years in Dionte Green murder

For Immediate Release

Dec. 21, 2016

Antonio Golston was sentenced today to 25 years in a Missouri prison for his role in the murder of Dionte Green on Halloween 2014, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Golston was sentenced by a Jackson C...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

KC teen, 17, charged in Dec. 16 fatal shooting and assault during drug deal

For Immediate Release

Dec. 21,2016

A Kansas City teenager, 17, has been charged in connection with the Dec. 16, 2016, fatal shooting and assault during a drug deal in the 7700 block of East 52nd Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

KC man, 29, charged in long, dangerous car chase throughout metro on Tuesday

For Immediate Release

Dec. 21, 2016

A Kansas City man, 29, charged in long, dangerous car chase throughout metro on Tuesday, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

But he fled police and led them on a long pursuit, a dangerous...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2016

Media Advisory: Toy giveaway cancelled today due to weather

For Immediate Release

Dec. 17, 2016

Regretfully, we have to cancel our Christmas Toy Giveaway today at Independence Blvd. Christian Church, 606 Gladstone, that was scheduled to take place at noon. We will try to reschedule if possible. Be safe!

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2016

Two KC teens charged in Dec. 8 double homicide in Kansas City

For Immediate Release

Dec. 16, 2016

Two Kansas City teenagers, ages 17 and 18, have been charged in the fatal shootings on Dec. 8 on Kansas City's east side that claimed the lives of Jonathan Echols and Freddie Jones, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Woman alleged to have abused dog, now blind, pleas guilty to animal abuse

For Immediate Release

Dec. 15, 2016

A woman who allegedly abused a small dog, known widely as Roadrunner, entered a guilty plea today to felony and misdemeanor animal abuse and abandonment charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Kimbe...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2016

KC NoVA offers a little holiday spirit to NoVA clients

Media Advisory from Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA)

On Saturday morning, Dec. 17, the violence -reduction collaboration known as KC NoVA will deliver Christmas toys, clothing and food to KC NoVA clients, persons identified as being close to viol...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Convicted child molester sentenced by Jackson County judge to 75 years in prison

For Immediate Release

Dec. 14, 2016

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced James Canada, a convicted child molester, to 75 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In November, a Jackson County jury convicted Canad...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Jackson County Prosecutor and Missouri State Auditor announce proposed law upgrades

For Immediate Release

Dec. 13, 2016

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was joined today by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway in KC to announce new legislation intended to increase penalties for government officials who steal money.

"This g...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Man charged in a south KC shooting and robbery on Monday

For Immediate Release

Dec. 13, 2016

A 20-year-old man faces robbery, assault and other felony charges in connection with the shooting Monday of a south Kansas City man inside his residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mustafa...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Media Advisory: Press conference at 1:30 today at Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

For  Immediate Release

Dec. 13, 2016

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway will be in Kansas City today (Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016) to discuss a new bipartisan effort to increase penalties for government officials who steal public dollars. Senate Bil...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

18-year-old KC man sentenced to 19 years in prison for 2015 murder of Justin Williams

For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2016

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 19 years in a Missouri prison for the fatal shooting in September 2015 of Justin Williams, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The judge sentenc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2016

KC man charged in August 2016 fatal car wreck that took life of Gary Dramshek

For Immediate Release

Dec. 8, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the  August 2016 fatal car wreck near 115th and Holmes that took the life of Gary Dramshek, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Anthony Walker convicted by Jackson County jury in triple murder case

For Immediate Release

Dec. 5, 2016

A Jackson County jury  on Monday convicted Anthony Walker of three counts of Murder 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Burglary, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In January 2012, acco...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2016

KC man charged in the death of his alleged accomplice in a September attempted robbery

For Immediate Release

Dec. 5, 2016

A 23-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the death of his alleged accomplice in a September attempted robbery in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rodne...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Statement regarding officer-involved shooting near 8th and Van Brunt

For Immediate Release

Dec. 1, 2016

A witness to the officer-involved shooting near 8th and Van Brunt on Wednesday made statements aired tonight by local media that the person shot by Kansas City  police was unarmed and complying with officers at th...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2016

18-year-old KC man facing robbery and armed criminal action charges

For Immediate Release

Dec. 1, 2016

An 18-year-old Kansas City man, identified by police as a member of a gang that this year became the focus of a Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA) group enforcement, now faces robbery and armed criminal action char...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in fatal car wreck

For Immediate Release

Nov. 30, 2016

A Jackson County jury on Tuesday convicted Cedric Boyles in the June 2015 vehicular crash that killed Jeffrey Shadlow, 47, near 35th and Bellefontaine in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Grandview man, 22, charged in the fatal shooting of Keith Johnson in October

For Immediate Release
Nov. 18, 2016

A Grandview, Mo., man faces murder and robbery charges in connection with the Oct. 3, 2016, fatal shooting of Keith Johnson in the 9300 block of Bales in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2016

A 20-year-old KC man faces charges for firing from vehicle

For Immediate Release
Nov. 16, 2016

A Kansas City man faces felony charges for firing a weapon repeatedly in a residential neighbor, striking the vehicle occupied by undercover police officers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Raytown man charged with firing multiple times into vehicle, killing one, injuring others

A 24-year-old Raytown, MO, man faces a murder, assault and other felony charges for firing multiple times into a stranded vehicle with four women, killing one and injuring others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Deandre M....Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2016

KC man charged in connection with pregnant girlfriend's shooting

For Immediate Release
Nov. 14, 2016

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting this weekend of his pregnant girlfriend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Devante L. Williams, dob: 3/4/1...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Two men charged in KC shooting Wednesday that left one of them seriously wounded

For Immediate Release
Nov. 10, 2016

Two Kansas City men, just 17 and 19 years old, have been charged in conneciton with a shooting on Wednesday near 27th and VanBrunt in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. One of ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2016

KCPD detention officer charged in alleged theft of prisoner's money

For Immediate Release
Nov. 8, 2016

A Kansas City, MO, Police Department detention officer has been charged with one count of misdemeanor theft for allegedly taking money from a prisoner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Independence man charged in Oct. 30 fatal shooting

For Immediate Release
Nov. 8, 2016

A 19-year-old Independence man has been charged in the Oct. 30 fatal shooting of Jacobsen L. Laumoli at an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Travon M. Williams f...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2016

KC man charged in connection with shooting his own child

For Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor drug charge in connection with the shooting Sunday evening of his daughter, a 1-year-old child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Two other suspects charged in October 2015 murder in south Kansas City

For Immediate Release
Nov. 4, 2016

Two other suspects have been charged in the October 2015 fatal shooting and robbery of Anthony Johnson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rachel N. Ryce, dob: 12/23/1987, of Blue Springs...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

For Immediate Release
Nov. 4, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged in the carjacking of a woman's vehicle at a Midtown gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Keith B. Hudson, dob: 1/3/1982, faces Robbery 1st De...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Jury finds Kansas City man guilty on all 14 child sex charges

For Immediate Release
Nov. 3, 2016

A Jackson County jury today returned guilty verdicts against James Canada Jr. on 14 counts of sodomy, rape, child molestation and incest involving three victims under 12 years old, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2016

KC NoVA holds "call-in" at KC church in effort to reduce violence

From: The Kansas City No Violence Alliance and the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 3, 2016

On Tuesday evening in a Kansas City church located in the city’s urban core, about two dozen members from at least 15 groups or...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Media Advisory: 35th and Prospect mural, community event on Thursday

For Immediate Release
Nov. 2, 2016

For weeks, community partners, police, prosecutors and others have worked on completing a mural to beautify the blighted corner of 35th and Prospect Avenue. The effort will near completion Thursday (Nov. 3) in an int...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Knowing Jackson will spend life behind bars, prosecutors dismiss remaining felony charges

For Immediate Release
Nov. 1, 2016

Now that it is clear that the conviction of Bernard Jackson will keep him in prison for the rest of his life, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today that the remaining rape cases pending against ...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Independence man charged in assault of a KC police officer

For Immediate Release
Oct. 31, 2016

A 26-year-old Independence man has been charged in connection with a reported weekend assault on a Kansas City police officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James D. Brisbin, dob: 3...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2016

Murder charges filed in fatal beating this week at 8th and Flora

For Immediate Release
Oct. 28, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating on Wednesday of Eddie McCauley in the area of 8th and Flora in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Thaddeus Thompson, ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2016

KC man, 29, charged in December 2015 deadly shooting

For Immediate Release
Oct. 21, 2016

A Kansas City man, 29, has been charged in the murder of Marlon Hill, who was fatally shot on Dec. 6, 2015, in the 2200 block of East 85th Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Murder charge filed in Independence road rage incident

For Immediate Release
Oct. 18, 2016

A 39-year-old Independence man, who was arrested today in South Dakota, faces a murder charge in the fatal shooting on Sunday of 22-year-old Whitney Gray in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2016

KC man charged for wounding teen in Raytown shooting

For Immediate Release
Oct. 15, 2016

A 17-year-old Kansas City suspect has been charged in connection with the shooting Thursday night into a group of other teens, wounding a Raytown youth, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Victor Vickers sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2011 murder in KC

For Immediate Release
Oct. 14, 2016

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Victor D. Vickers for the murder of Edward Ewing and the wounding of another victim in a 2011 home invasion, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

The judg...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2016

Two men charged in fatal shooting Wednesday in Blue Springs

For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2016

Two Jackson County men were charged today in the fatal shooting early Wednesday of a 46-year-old Blue Springs man at a residence in the 1700 block of SW Parkridge, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...Read more...

Duren-Hall Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2016

Statement regarding officer-involved shooting at 44th and Mersington

For Immediate release
Oct. 8, 2016

Regarding the early-morning shooting today involving Kansas City Police officers, a prosecutor responded to the scene at 44th and Mersington. The incident is under investigation. Our office will follow its establishe...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts Christopher Perkins in March 2015 murder of Kelvin Paige

For Immediate Release
Oct. 7, 2016

A Jackson County jury today convicted Christopher Perkins in March 2015 murder of Kelvin Paige, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Perkins of Murder 2nd Degree, Armed ...Read more...

Christopher Perkins Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2016

Blue Springs man charged in shooting Thursday of ex-girlfriend

For Immediate Release
Oct. 7, 2016

A Blue Springs man was charged today in the shooting Thursday of a woman police found in a driveway, balled-up, bound at the wrists and suffering from gunshots, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...Read more...

Jose F. Hernandez Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts second KC man in murder of Dionte Greene

For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 2016

A Jackson County jury has convicted a second KC man in the Halloween 2014 murder of Dionte Greene in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury late Thursday found Ant...Read more...

Golston Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2016

KC man charged in Aug. 24 fatal shooting of Rockey Bradley

For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 2016

A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the murder of Rockey Bradley who was shot in the parking lot of a gas station near 27th and Indiana on Aug. 24, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...Read more...

Terrance Blanks Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Lee's Summit man charged in fatal shooting of his brother

For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 2016

A 24-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his brother on Wednesday in a Lee's Summit residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lawrence E. Barr, dob: 1/...Read more...

Lawrence Barr Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts Independence woman of husband's murder

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 5, 2016

A Jackson County jury has convicted Kirstin Stephens in the March 2014 murder in Independence of her 65-year-old husband, Charles Stephens, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury, ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Murder charges filed in fatal shooting of Marcus Mondaine

For Immediate Release
Oct. 4, 2016

A 21-year-old Grandview man has been charged in the murder this weekend of Marcus Mondaine, who was found shot inside a Kansas City apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damon Ham...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Murder suspect charged, arrested in Oklahoma

For Immediate Release
Sept. 30, 2016

A 20-year-old Kansas City man faces a 1st Degree Murder charge in the fatal shooting of Torrence Evans in late September, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dairian E. Stnaley, dob: 11/...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Independence man charged with statutory rape

For Immediate Release
Sept. 29, 2016

A 37-year-old Independence man faces statutory rape charges for alleged sexual relations with a girl that began in December 2014 when the victim was as young as 14, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts Independence man in October 2014 fatal shooting

For Immediate Release
Sept. 28, 2016

A Jackson County jury today convicted an Independence man in the October 2014 fatal shooting of Samuel Hewitt, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Melvin M. McCaslin, dob: 12/16/1972, wa...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Driver for accused murderer now facing her own felony charges

For Immediate Release
Sept. 28, 2016

The woman who drove a man accused of fatally shooting Jacob Brantner to a grocery store parking lot in April 2016, where the alleged murder occurred, now faces felony charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2016

KC man charged with fleeing police, DWI and crashing into Independence cafe

For Immediate Release
Sept. 24, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged with fleeing police, DWI and crashing into Independence cafe, causing an estimated $200,000 in property damage, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mik...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2016

Woman charged with manslaughter in fatal Interstate 435 crash

For Immediate Release
Sept. 24, 2016

A 19-year-old Kansas City woman, who was driving under the influence of alcohol, has been charged with manslaughter in an early morning crash that killed a man and injured another person, Jackson County Prosecutor ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2016

Second accused Brookside burglar nabbed by KCPD in two days

For Immediate Release
Sept. 23, 2016

A 28-year-old man, the second accused this week of burglarizing Brookside homes, faces felony counts after he is arrested inside a resident's shed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ze...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Accused Brookside burglar nabbed by KCPD, charged with felonies

For Immediate Release
Sept. 22, 2016

A 34-year-old Kansas City man, already a convicted felon, was caught by KCPD inside a Brookside home on Wednesday, and the defendant now faces multiple felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ann...Read more...

Raymond Hoblia Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Father charged in death of Daiza Bausby in March 2016

For Immediate Release
Sept. 21, 2016

The father of Daiza Bausby, an 18-year-old Kansas City high school student found dead in a south KC motel in March, has been charged with the murder of his daughter, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2016

KC man sentenced to 22 years in prison for causing wreck that killed KCPD investigator

For Immediate Release
9/20/2016

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for causing in July 2013 the death of Michael Chou, a KCPD crime scene investigator, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derek D. Bridgewater, dob: 2/10/1995, faces Rape in the 1st Degree, Sodomy in the...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Response to recent stories on crimes against children

For Immediate Release
Sept. 15, 2016

In response to the recent news stories about the KCPD’s Crimes Against Children’s Unit, our focus at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will remain on protecting children and prosecuting those who have preyed o...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Woman charged with murder in recent KC fatal stabbing

For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2016

A Kansas City woman has been charged with murder in the recent fatal stabbing of George Hamilton in a residence on East 35th Street, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Clarisa D. Baldwi...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Highway shooter in KC pleads guilty; will serve 30 years

For Immediate Release
Sept. 13, 2016

Mohammed Whitaker, 30, the man suspected in a series of shootings in 2014 on Kansas City-area highways, pleaded guilty today to 20 felony charges and will serve 30 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2016

KC man charged in Lee's Summit robbery on Sunday

For immediate release
Sept. 13, 2016

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a robbery Sunday at Rush Hour in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Daniel D. Hooker, dob: 10/26/1987, fa...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2016

KCK man charged in early Sunday shootings in Westport

For immediate release
Sept. 12, 2016

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with the 3 a.m. Sunday shootings in Westport that injured seven persons, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kelvin Clark, dob: 5/...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2016

KC man sentenced to prison for CoCo Key murder

For Immediate Release
Sept. 9, 2016

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Divonte L. Lewis, 25, to 23 years in prison for the 2015 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man at a Kansas City's Coco Key Water Resort, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Murder charge filed in August fatal shooting of Keenon Durham

For Immediate Release
Sept. 6, 2016

A Kansas City man who fired a gun into a home in the 5700 block of Manchester on Aug. 19, 2016, killing Keenon Durham faces Murder and other felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Rape, burglary and other charges filed against Jackson County jail inmate

For Immediate Release Sept. 7, 2016 A Jackson County jail inmate has been charged with rape and burglary in connection with the late-August sexual assault of a woman who was being held in the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Driver in deadly vehicular accident faces murder, assault and DWI charges

The driver in a Labor Day vehicular accident that killed two children and injured two others faces two counts of murder and two counts of assault and DWI charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James L. Green, dob: 10/24/1...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Jackson County inmate who escaped now facing an additional felony charge

Malcolm D. Johnson, the Jackson County inmate who escaped in February before he was recaptured in August, now faces an additional felony charge, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Johnson, dob: 8/14/1989, faces Unlawful Posse...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Lee's Summit man charged with assault for stabbing neighbor

A 46-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged with assaulting a neighbor, stabbing him at least twice, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Leon W. Dawson, dob: 10/16/1969, faces Assault in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal A...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2016

KC man charged with assault in shooting Sunday on Broadmoor Road

For Immediate Release
Aug. 29, 2016

A 41-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with the assault Saturday in the area of 66th and Broadmoor Road, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Naaman E. Williams, ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2016

KC man charged in connection with weekend shooting at 55th and Wabash

For Immediate Release
Aug. 29, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting Saturday of a man inside a residence near 55th and Wabash Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derrick R. Dennis,...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2016

Assault charges filed against suspect for pulling gun on a KCPD officer

For Immediate Release
Aug. 28, 2016

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer for pulling a gun on a Kansas City Police Department officer on Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Dameron joins Prosecutor’s executive staff as governmental affairs director

For Immediate Release
Aug. 24, 2016

Jennifer Dameron is the new Director of Governmental Affairs and Policy for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

“Jennifer has a wide breath of valu...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2016

Belton couple charged with child abuse in recent shootings at Prospect and Gregory in KC

For Immediate Release
Aug. 21, 2016

A Belton man and his girlfriend have been charged with child abuse and child endangerment for firing weapons near the children during a reported drug deal in Kansas City, resulting in one child being shot, Jackson C...Read more...

Roberson and Kuntz Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2016

Independence man charged in Quik Trip carjacking

For Immediate Release
Aug. 19, 2016

A 25-year-old Independence man has been charged in the Wednesday morning robbery of a car that the owner had left running at an air pump, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean A. Clark...Read more...

Clark Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Charges filed against man who pointed a rifle at KC police officers

For Immediate Release
Aug. 18, 2016

A Kansas City man faces felony charges for allegedly pointing an AK-47 at police officers in the Northeast area of Kansas City on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jose Antolin,...Read more...

Jose Antolin Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Prosecutors Intervene in Marijuana Lawsuit

For Immediate Release
Aug. 18, 2016

A dozen of Missouri’s top prosecutors, including Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker, Clay County Prosecuting Attorney Dan White and Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd, filed a legal act...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2016

KC man charged in Northeast KC carjacking and long Northland chase with police

For Immediate Release
Aug. 17, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged with robbery for forcibly taking Tuesday night a vehicle occupied by a 91-year-old victim, who said he pushed her out of the car while it was moving, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...Read more...

Escobar Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2016

Man charged in assaults of two KC police officers

For Immediate Release
Aug. 15, 2016

A 54-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the assaults of two Kansas City police officers responding to help another victim last Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...Read more...

John Ross Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2016

KC man charged with shooting at city workers near 8th and Olive

A Kansas City man, already convicted of a felony, has been charged in connection with the firing of a gun on Wednesday morning at four city workers who were on duty near 8th and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Bertra...Read more...

Bertram Brown Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Grandview man wounded by resident is charged with burglary

For Immediate Release
Aug. 9, 2016

A 30-year-old Grandview man who broke into a residence early today and was shot by the resident has been charged with burglary and armed criminal action, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....Read more...

Monte Hill Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Felon charged in weekend morning coffee shop robberies in KC

A 25-year-old Kansas City man, a felon convicted of robbery in 2008, has been charged in a weekend morning coffee shop robbery in midtown Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terrance L. Wesley, dob: 7/15/1991, face...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2016

KC man charged in July 5 shooting of Alvino Crawford

A 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the July 5 fatal shooting of Alvino Crawford, 29, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jerome B. Walker Jr., dob: 6/26/1975, faces charges of Murder in the 2nd De...Read more...

Jerome Walker Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2016

KC man, 20, charged in July fatal shooting in Lee's Summit

For Immediate Release
Aug. 5, 2016

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the July 16, 2016, fatal shooting of Malik Barbour in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terrell A. Ingram,...Read more...

Terrell Ingram Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2016

KC man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in July 14 fatal shooting

A 27-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges, including Murder in the 1st Degree, in connection with the July 14 fatal shooting of Javon Looney and another victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Justin G. Ha...Read more...

Justin Harrison Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2016

Smith sentenced to life in prison for 2015 murder of Kimberly Hertzler

For Immediate Release
Aug. 4, 2016

Morris L. Smith, 47, was sentenced today by a Jackson County judge to life in prison for the January 2015 murder of Kimberly Hertzler, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Smith was sentenced to ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2016

KC man charged in fatal weekend stabbing

For Immediate Release
July 31, 2016

A 56-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Saturday night fatal stabbing of Isaiah Jones, after an argument with the suspect, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Brian K. Mor...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2016

KC man charged in July 17 fatal shooting in Kansas City

For Immediate Release
July 29, 2016

A 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on July 17, 2016, of James Hines, 34, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antonio Maurice Miles, dob: 5/26/1975, faces...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2016

KCK man charged in early morning fatal shooting of woman

For Immediate Release
July 28, 2016

A 31-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with the early-morning fatal shooting of a woman, as well as endangering the lives of three children found in the residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Grandview man sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2016

A Grandview man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for manslaughter and child endangerment after his 14-month-old daughter and a woman died in a house fire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2016

A 22-year-old KC man charged in Monday shooting in Independence

For Immediate Release
July 27, 2016

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of an Independence man now in critical condition, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joseph Bonhomme, 5/31/1994, faces Assa...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Reported police impersonator charged in Jackson County case

For Immediate Release
July 22, 2016

A man who allegedly pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 70 and acted as if he was a police officer, with handgun drawn, has been charged with impersonating an officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ann...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Independence man convicted in 2014 murder of Victor Albarran

A Jackson County Judge has found an Independence man guilty of First Degree Murder in the 2014 death of Victor Albarra, who was found in his home stabbed several times, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The judge convicted Jo...Read more...

Joel Suarez PC Statement JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts Larneal Davis in death of crime lab tech

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2016

A Jackson County jury today convicted Larneal D. Davis of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the 2013 traffic accident that killed Kansas City crime lab tech Michael Chou, Jackson County P...Read more...

Larneal Davis Probable Cause Statement JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2016

KC man charged in the April 23 murder on Troost Avenue

A 37-year-old Kansas City man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in connection with the April 23 fatal shooting of Derrick Wren on the sidewalk in the 5700 block of Troost Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ray A. Johnson,...Read more...

Ray Johnson Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2016

29-year-old man charged in serious beating of 5-year-old boy

For Immediate Release
July 18, 2016

A 29-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged with assault in connection with a reported serious beating of a 5-year-old boy on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker announced today.

Misipope...Read more...

Misipope Taliga Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2016

KC man now faces murder charge in death of 15-month-old

For immediate release
July 11, 2016

A 31-year-old Kansas City man now faces multiple felony charges in connection with the alleged beating of a child who passed soon after a reported beating on May 29, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2016

18-year-old woman charged in car theft and police chase on July 4

An 18-year-old woman charged in connection with a car theft and police chase on July 4 that resulted in injuries to a motorcyclist, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dallas C. Letchworth, dob: 7/11/1997, faces Tampering with ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2016

Two charged in Raytown robbery that ends in gunfire

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2016

Two KC men charged in Raytown burglary that ended in gunfire on July 3, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Arnett W. McNeal Jr., dob: 6/6/1971, faces Assault of a Law Enforcement Of...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Daniel Nelson sworn in as new Chief Deputy Prosecutor of Jackson County

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2016

Daniel Nelson is the new Chief Deputy Prosecutor of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

“Dan Nelson has had a distinguished career, marked by many ...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Brothers sentenced to prison for murder of Shawndray Key

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2016

Shyreif and Teandre Carter have been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of Shawndray Key, who was fatally shot inside a vehicle parked in the area of 62nd and Agnes Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...Read more...

Carter PC JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2016

KC man charged in murder of sister over weekend

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2016

A Kansas City man has been charged in the murder Saturday evening of his 57-year-old sister, who was stabbed repeatedly, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael L. Mathews, dob: 11/3/...Read more...

Mathews Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2016

Jackson County man charged with threatening 16th Circuit judge

For Immediate Release
June 23, 2016

An Independence man has been charged with Tampering with a Judicial Officer after he sent text messages threatening a Jackson County judge and his family, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....Read more...

Graves Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2016

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.

Craig A. Sutton,...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2016

KC man charged in rape and police chase to Wyandotte County

For immediate release
June 22, 2016

A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with rape, thefts of vehicles and a police chase that ended Monday when he was arrested in Wyandotte County, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a...Read more...

Staley Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2016

KC man charged in August 2015 homicide on Independence Avenue

For immediate release
June 20, 2016

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...

Luis Sanchez charging documents JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

One charged in series of Midtown KC robberies this week

For immediate release
June 17, 2016

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.

Derrick M. Sims, dob: 4/12/1989, faces Robbery ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Second juvenile charged in November murder in Lee's Summit

A second juvenile 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.

Joshua R. Trigg, dob: 1/10/2002,...Read more...

Joshua Trigg Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2016

20-year-old KC man charged in Sunday night fatal shooting on KC's eastside

For immediate release
June 15, 2016

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.

Cardell T. Scott, dob: 8/6/1995, faces M...Read more...

Cardell Scott charging docs JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Charges filed in Thursday homicide in Jackson County

For immediate release
June 15, 2016

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.

Robert Lee Haynes faces charges of Murder in the 2nd Degree ...Read more...

Haynes charging documents JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2016

Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker backs St. Louis prosecutors' efforts to protect victims

For Immediate Release
June 15, 2016

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement today in support of Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, saying courts should strike a balance that protects personal information of victims a...Read more...

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce release JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2016

Co-defendant in Alexis Kane's murder pleads guilty

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2016

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action in connection with the January 2015 fatal shooting of 14-year-old Alexis Kane on the grounds of a south Kansas Cit...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2016

KC man found guilty in fatal CoCo Key shooting in May 2015

For Immediate Release
June 9, 2016

A Jackson County jury today found 24-year-old Divonte Lewis guilty of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action in connection with the fatal shooting in May 2015 of Ryshun Bell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2016

KC man charged in late Tuesday fatal shooting near 35th and Flora

For immediate release
June 8, 2016

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.

Dedrick...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2016

KC man charged in attempted robbery in West Bottoms

For immediate release
June 7, 2016

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 to...Read more...

Theus Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Mother's boyfriend charged in beating of 15-month old child

For immediate release
June 1, 2016

A 31-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the alleged beating of a child who passed away this morning, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Nathaniel A....Read more...

Nathaniel Littlefield charging documents JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2016

Law enforcement leaders, community partners oppose disclosure of victims' personal info

For Immediate Release
May 31, 2016

Kansas City’s leading public safety chiefs, the elected prosecutor and community partners have joined together to oppose a St. Louis Court’s order to turn over highly personal information, including social security n...Read more...

Jackson County amicus curiae brief JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2016

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 daughter and several other felonies, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marie J. Chishahayo, d...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2016

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.

In March, a jury convicte...Read more...

Ryland Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Murder charges filed in 72nd and Olive shooting this month

For immediate release
May 31, 2016

A 35-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the May 15, 2016 fatal shooting of D'Adrian Bell in a residence near 72nd and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...Read more...

Brad Lindsey Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2016

Charges filed in KC homicide last Friday

For immediate release
May 25, 2016

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.

Daniel L. Wilson, dob: 6...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Charges filed in recent robbery, fleeing and shooting at officers

For immediate release
May 24, 2016

A 30-year-old Kansas City man who fled from Kansas City police on Monday and allegedly fired a shot at officers has been charged in those crimes, as well as an earlier robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...Read more...

R Vassie and Josh Black Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Jury convicts Grandview man in fatal fire case

For Immediate Release
May 20, 2016

A Jackson County jury late Friday 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 Pros...Read more...

Elijah Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2016

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.

The jury convicted Vickers of Murder in the...Read more...

Victor Vickers charging documents JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2016

18-year-old KC man charged in fatal shooting of Jacob Brantner

For immediate release
May 17, 2016

Am 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 3, 2016, of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Fazon K. Swinton, dob: 8/28/1...Read more...

Faizon Swinton Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2016

Woman charged in fiery assault of boyfriend

For immediate release
May 17, 2016

A 35-year-old homeless woman has been charged with the assault on Monday of trying to light on fire a man with whom she had had a long-term relationship, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....Read more...

Amanda Drake Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Nevada man charged in connection with kidnapping, assault in Independence

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2016

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.

Michael A. Porter, dob: 1...Read more...

Michael A. Porter Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Tonganoxie man who fled police charged in Kansas City

For immediate release
May 10, 2016

The Tonganoxie man who fled police into Kansas City, MO, on Monday, and fired shots at motorists, injuring a woman on U.S. 71 in the mid-afternoon, has been charged with multiple felony counts, Jackson County Prosecu...Read more...

Curtis Ayers Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts Travone Shaw in connection with 2014 murder of Dionte Greene

For immediate release
May 6, 2016

A Jackson County jury has convicted Travone Shaw, 20, of Involuntary Manslaughter and Stealing in connection with the Oct. 31, 2014 fatal shooting of Dionte R. Greene, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2016

15-year-old Lee's Summit youth faces murder charge in Tanya Chamberlain's homicide

For immediate release
May 6, 2016

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.

Trevon M. Henry, dob...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2016

KC juvenile faces criminal charges connected to February KC homicide

For immediate release
May 6, 2016

A 15-year-old Kansas City youth faces two sets of felony charges related to the homicide on Feb. 15, 2016 of Jaiair Strong and the March firing of gunshots into a vehicle near Central High School, Jackson County Prose...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Raytown man charged in alleged sexual assault

For immediate release
May 5, 2016

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 anno...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Two-year-old’s father facing murder charge

Jean Peters Baker

For immediate release
April 27, 2016

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.

Courtenay S. Block, dob: 3/13/...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2016

Raytown man charged today in father's stabbing

For immediate release
April 26, 2016

A 21-year-old Raytown man has been charged in connection with his father's assault and stabbing, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kevon M. Jones faces Domestic Assault in the 1st Degr...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2016

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.

Baker, who has served as Jackson County Prosecutor since 2011, was na...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Felony charges filed today against father of 2-year-old girl who was fatally shot Thursday

For immediate release
April 22, 2016

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...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Four felony counts filed in child-sex case against south KC man

For immediate release
April 21,2016

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...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Five child-sex charges filed against Grain Valley man

For immediate releaseApril 21, 2016

A Grain Valley man faces multiple child-sex felonies involving two victims, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael Mansell, dob: 11/23/1972, faces Child Molestation in the 1st Deg...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

For immediate release
April 20, 2016

Two 26-year-old Kansas City men have been charged in connection with the robbery early this morning of a Grandview gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon Jones Webster ...Read more...

Dickens-Jones Webster Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2016

KC man charged in home invasion, beating in Sugar Creek

For immediate release
April 19, 2016

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felonies in connection with a home invasion and beating that occurred Monday in Sugar Creek, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2016

Calah Johnson pleads guilty in Bruce Watkins fatal shooting

For immediate release
April 18, 2016

A Jackson County judge on Monday sentenced Calah Johnson, 35, to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty this morning to the July 17, 2009 fatal shooting of Deanna Lieber, 45,Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...Read more...

Johnson PC document JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2016

Raytown woman charged for failing to obey school bus stop sign, injuring child

For immediate releaseApril 13, 2015

A 21-year-old Raytown woman faces three felony counts after she failed to obey a school bus stop sign and a child crossing the street was injured, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man sentenced to 23 years in 2014 murder case

For immediate release
April 13, 2016

Paul W. Simmons pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of Brenda E. Anderson on Feb. 1, 2014 and was sentenced to serve 23 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

According ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

For immediate release
April 13, 2016

Mirsad Hamidovic, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday to Murder in the 2nd Degree and will serve 23 years in prison for the death of 2-year-old Lorenzo Estrada in January 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2016

Independence man found guilty in vehicular fatality case

For immediate release
April 11, 2016

A Jackson County judge on Monday found an Independence man guilty of multiple felony counts, including Felony Murder in the 2nd Degree, for fleeing police and causing a fatal car accident that also injured two othe...Read more...

Andrew Stark PC JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

For immediate release
April 8, 2016

A 40-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with the felony of resisting arrest in connection with a 35-minute chase through residential and Downtown Kansas City on Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2016

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.

A Jackson County judge pronounced the sentence this aftern...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Supreme Court upholds Richard Davis conviction

The Missouri Supreme Court today upheld Richard Davis’ conviction in Jackson County and sentence to death for the 2006 murder of Marsha Spicer. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement:

“All of our thoughts and prayers...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2016

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.

“Today’s ru...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2016

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.

Lyrick T. Bryson, 17 (dob: 7/24/1998), and Demarcus T. Riv...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2016

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.

Judge James Kanatzar held a hea...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2016

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, Jackson ...Read more...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

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.

Martinez C. Lewis, dob: 7/6/1995, faces Murder in the 2nd Degree, Attempted Robb...Read more...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

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.

Cory L. King, dob: 3/27/1990, faces Murder in the First...Read more...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecut...Read more...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lakeith ...Read more...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

Charges filed in Independence standoff

An Independence man has been charged in connection with a long standoff with Independence police on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darian L. Mickelson, dob: 7/19/1965, faces Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Assa...Read more...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

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.

Brea C. White, dob: 3/5/1993, faces Endangering the Welfare of a Child...Read more...

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...Read more...

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

Convicted child molester sentenced to 20 years

For immediate release
March 18, 2016

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.

McIntosh, dob: 4/8/1992, was senten...Read more...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Esmin Geovany Flores-Rodriguez, 19 (12/29/1996), faces Rape, Sodomy or A...Read more...

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

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.

Colli...Read more...

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Bran...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2016

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.

Ricky W. Manning, dob: 6/5/1975, faces Rape or Attempting Rape in the 1st Degree, Sta...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2016

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.

Hakeem K. Harris, do...Read more...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Woman pleads guilty in child’s death

Marie J. Chishahayo, dob: 1/1/1979, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to Murder in the 2nd Degree, Abuse or Neglect of a Child – Resulting in Death, Domestic Assault in the 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Abuse or Neglect of a Child – Serious Emotional or...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2016

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.

Ramon D. Boyd, 8/28/1986, of Kansas Ci...Read more...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Phillip D. Perkin...Read more...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon R. Mitche...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2016

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.

Brian E. McKinzey, dob: 2/4/1982, faces Assault in the First D...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2016

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. They join Sir’Terry Stevenson, who wa...Read more...

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael...Read more...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

Charges filed in Raytown man’s fatal shooting

Bobbie Stone addresses media

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.

Nearly four years later, a Kansas...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2016

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. Today, nearly three decades later, one of t...Read more...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

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 and back sou...Read more...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

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.

Jimmie L. Verge, do...Read more...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

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:

“It has been my highest priority to protect our community’s most vulnerable population - childr...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2016

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.

Juron D. Morris, dob:...Read more...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

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.

Omar Lopez-Maldonado, dob: 1/21/1996, faces the following charges: Rape or Attempted ...Read more...

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

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, the maximum sentence recommended by a jury in November, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2016

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 today.

Timothy A. Stanfield, do...Read more...

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

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.

At ...Read more...

JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2016

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 today.

Darryl M. Schaeffel, 24 (7/2/1991), faces M...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2016

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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2016

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 today.

Jestin L. Waterhouse, 1/28/1980, faces Assault ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2015

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, and beating and shooting several others on Monday evening in the area of 10th and Monroe Avenue, ...Read more...

Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2015

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 today.

Ray Anthony Jord...Read more...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

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 today.

Carl ...Read more...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Murder charges filed in three recent killings

Felony charges against the mother of a 5-year-old boy killed by gunfire have been amended to include Murder in the 2nd Degree, and murder charges have been filed in two other recent fatal shootings, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced to...Read more...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

KC man charged in triple homicide

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the triple murder on Sept. 8, 2015, of Bianca Fletcher, her 1-year-old son and Shannon Rollins, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joseph L. Nelson, dob: 9/30/1992, faces three...Read more...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

KC man sentenced in child-sex case

A Kansas City man was sentenced late Thursday to 60 years in prison following his conviction on a number of felony sex charges related to multiple children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge sentence...Read more...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Man charged in connection with 3-year-old’s fatal shooting

A Kansas City man has 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.

SirTerry L. Stevenson, 22 (dob: 11/23/...Read more...

Notable Cases
Posted on: March 18, 2015

Man charged in 2006 rape

A 62-year-old homeless man has been charged in connection with an October 2006 sexual assault and rape on Kansas City’s west side, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Samuel Flores, dob: 9/11/1952, faces Forcible Rape and Sexua...Read more...

Notable Cases
Posted on: March 6, 2015

Woman charged in connection with child’s death

A 35-year-old woman has been charged with abuse of two children, ages 2 and 3, the younger of whom was found dead in the woman’s residence on Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marie J. Chishahayo, dob: 1/1/1979, fac...Read more...

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Posted on: January 25, 2015

Three charged in slaying of 14-year-old girl

Three Kansas City men, ages 17-18, have been charged in connection with the murder earlier this month of 14-year-old Alexis Kane, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

All three defendants face Murder 1st Degree and Armed Crimina...Read more...

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Posted on: January 23, 2015

Jury verdict: Guilty of murder

A Jackson County jury today found Larry Clay guilty in the March 2013 murder of Joel M. White, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Clay, 55 (dob: 5/12/1959), of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.
...Read more...

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Posted on: January 17, 2015

Murder charges filed in 2-year-old’s death; other child abuse charges filed

New criminal charges were filed today in two Kansas City child abuse cases, including the Jan. 9, 2015, homicide of 2-year-old Lorenzo Estrada, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Mirsad Hamidovic, 23, now faces Murder 2nd Degree, as...Read more...

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Posted on: January 1, 2016

Woman charged in fatal NE wreck

A 26-year-old woman faces a charge of Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the fatal traffic accident in September that took the life of Marianna Hernandez-Gonzales near 9th and Hardesty, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dea...Read more...

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