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 charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Raymond L. Pierce, dob: 7/2/1998, faces two counts of Robbery 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, Pierce was among several suspects, identified by witnesses, who were armed with handguns and an AK-47 style rifle. They robbed at least two victims while they walked in south Kansas City near the Bay Water Park. The robbery occurred in June 2016. Pierce and other suspects in the robberies were identified by Kansas City police detectives as known affiliates of the Swag Nation gang, which was the focus of a KC NoVA group enforcement in 2016.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 cash.
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Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.