For Immediate Release
May 30, 2017
A convicted robber faces multiple felony charges in connection with a business robbery Sunday in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Lionel M. Meade, dob: 4/9/1984, faces Robbery 1st Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Resisting a Lawful Stop.*
According to court records, Kansas City police responded Sunday evening to a reported business robbery near 84th and Holmes Road. Witnesses told police that a man wearing a hooded sweat shirt entered the store armed with a shotgun. He demanded money and left in a white vehicle. Police canvassed teh area and stopped the vehicle, with the defendant driving, at Gregory and Troost. He fled on foot but was later apprehended with the help of a police K9. A juvenile in the vehicle also was taken into custody. Not far away, a weapon matching the description of the one used at the robbery was found by police. The juvenile with the defendant stated he decided to commit a robbery because he needed money for food. She was the get away driver but the the two of them later traded placed. She also identified the shotgun recovered by police as the weapon Meade used in the robbery. Meade was convicted in 2003 of robbery and Armed Criminal Action.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash.
For more information, contact:
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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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.