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Posted on: January 20, 2023

KC man faces six felony charges related to a domestic violence incident in KC

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:

Michael Mansur

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.

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