News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in vehicular death of baby

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2017

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

Jonathan Michael Marquardt, dob: 3/21/1991, faces DWI -- Death to Another Person (Class B felony), DWI -- Physical Injury To Another Person, Leaving the Scene of an Accident. 

According to court documents filed tonight, Raytown police responded to a reported hit and run on 350 Highway at Raytown Road, where a victim told them a dark colored Dodge truck, traveling at a high rate of speed, had struck the victim's broken-down vehicle, in the rear. The crash injured a pregnant woman sitting in the disabled vehicle. Police spotted the truck matching the description of the suspect vehicle. Police took the truck's driver, identified at Jonathan Marquardt, to the scene of the crash on 350 Highway where he was identified as the driver of the truck that struck the broken-down vehicle. Field sobriety tests were conducted and Marquardt was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The pregnant woman was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital, where it was determined she suffered injuries in the vehicular crash that resulted in the baby's death.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $200,000.

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.

Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

Statement from family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan

Posted on: February 20, 2024

Press conference today at 2 p.m. in Jackson County Downtown Courthouse

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 28, 2021

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

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

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015