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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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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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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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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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.

Vicente...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

F...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: December 23, 2016

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

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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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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Charges filed in Independence rape on February 2016

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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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Posted on: December 23, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 22, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Teen charged in Burlington Coat Factory carjacking and shooting in Independence

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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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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker releases statement on fleeing police

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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 inno...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Raytown man charged in connection with shots fired at occupied vehicle

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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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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Golston sentenced to 25 years in Dionte Green murder

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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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Posted on: December 21, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 21, 2016

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

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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 car...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

Media Advisory: Toy giveaway cancelled today due to weather

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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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Posted on: December 16, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 15, 2016

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

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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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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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Posted on: December 14, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Jackson County Prosecutor and Missouri State Auditor announce proposed law upgrades

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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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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Man charged in a south KC shooting and robbery on Monday

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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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Posted on: December 13, 2016

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

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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 Bill 17...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 8, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Anthony Walker convicted by Jackson County jury in triple murder case

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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, accordin...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 1, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: December 1, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in fatal car wreck

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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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Posted on: November 18, 2016

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

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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)
Posted on: November 16, 2016

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

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

KC man charged in connection with pregnant girlfriend's shooting

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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...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

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

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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...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

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

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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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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Independence man charged in Oct. 30 fatal shooting

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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...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

KC man charged in connection with shooting his own child

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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...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

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

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

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

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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...

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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

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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...

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...

Posted on: November 1, 2016

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

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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...

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...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)
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...

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

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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...

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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)
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...

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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...

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)
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)
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)
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)
Posted on: September 6, 2016

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

For Immediate Release
Aug. 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 J...Read more...

Charging Document(s)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

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)
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)
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)
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...

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

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)
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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...

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

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

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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...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

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

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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...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Five child-sex charges filed against Grain Valley man

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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...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

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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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

KC man charged in home invasion, beating in Sugar Creek

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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...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Calah Johnson pleads guilty in Bruce Watkins fatal shooting

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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...

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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...

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man sentenced to 23 years in 2014 murder case

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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.

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

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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...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Independence man found guilty in vehicular fatality case

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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...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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