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Posted on: July 26, 2017

KCK man, 45, found guilty by Jackson County jury of property damage, animal abuse

For Immediate Release

July 26, 2017

A 45-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been convicted by a Jackson County jury of Property Damage First Degree and felony Animal Abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County jury today found Lonnie V. Mitchell, dob: 6/15/1972, guilty of Property Damage 1st Degree and felony Animal Abuse for damaging a house in the 5500 block of Woodland in June 2016 and for killing a pet turtle, called "Seymour" by family members.

Mitchell will be sentenced in September. Both the property damage conviction and the animal abuse conviction are Class D felonies, punishable by a sentence of up to four years in prison.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kristin Ries and Allison Kleinow prosecuted the case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

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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