For Immediate Release
July 20, 2017
Two 17-year-olds are charged in shooting early Monday morning at a gas station on U.S. 24 Highway in Sugar Creek, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Christopher Clemons, dob: 11/16/1999, of Independence and Juan Wrinkle, dob: 12/15/199, each face Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*
According to court records, Sugar Police were dispatched to the Express Mart on U.S. 24 Hwy in Sugar Creek on reported shots fired. Victims in a vehicle that was shot described the suspect vehicle and occupants. The vehicle was tracked to Wrinkle's home. Wrinkles stated he fired the weapon and police later recovered it and ammunition. Police also heard statements from Clemons that he fired the weapon.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $150,000 for Clemons and $100,000 for Wrinkle.
For more information, contact:
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.