For Immediate Release
July 28, 2017
Assault charges were filed today against Kansas City man after he dropped an old TV over a third-floor balcony onto the victim, causing life-threatening injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Otishus Kirkwood, dob: 12/04/1980, faces Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, police were dispatched Thursday to an apartment in the area of Fifth and Benton. They found the victim, unconscious in front of the apartment building. A partially broken tube television set was nearby. The victim was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. A witness told police that the defendant threw the large television from a third-floor balcony, striking the victim in the head.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $75,000 cash.
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.