For Immediate Release
Jan. 20, 2023
A Kansas City man, 21, faces six felony charges related to a domestic violence incident in Kansas City that was followed by him turning himself into police on Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Markelv A. Avery, dob: 10/06/2001, faces Domestic Assault 3rd Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, on Jan. 13, 2023, officers were dispatched to the area of Belmont and Gladstone Boulevard in Kansas City. A witness said the defendant had had threatened the victim with a gun and had choked and assaulted her. Later the defendant turned himself into police after a reported child abduction.
Any charges related to the child abduction remain under investigation.
For more information, contact:
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty.