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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Grandview man charged in vehicular crash that injured 9-year-old

For Immediate Release

July 13, 2017

A Grandview man faces multiple felony counts for recklessly fleeing police, resulting in vehicular crash that seriously injured a 9-year-old boy, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kaveon C. Cottonham, dob: 2/8/1998, faces four counts of Assault 2nd Degree and Leaving the Scene of An Accident.*

According to court records, Cottonham was in a vehicle in the area of 55th and Woodland Avenue when a marked police vehicle attempted to pass him in order to respond to a call for service. A witness told police that the defendant believed police were trying to pull him over. So the defendant fled , pulling ahead of the patrol car, until he wrecked at 51st and Woodland. He got out of the vehicle and fled. The defendant traveled at excessive speeds and ignored traffic signals, until he crashed into another vehicle, injuring three, including a 9-year-old boy who was a rear passenger. A witness also reported seeing men carrying guns leave the vehicle that the defendant was driving. 

Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000.

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.


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