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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Father, daughter charged in Ruskin High assault of student

For Immediate Release

Sept. 20, 2017

A father and his daughter have been charged in connection with the assault Tuesday of a Ruskin High student at the school in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Josiah S. Wright, dob: 10/4/1978, faces Assault 1st Degree, while Jonay L. Wright, dob:7/19/2000, faces Domestic Assault 2nd Degree.*

According to court records filed today, Kansas City police, responding to the school on E. 111th Street just after the noon hour on Tuesday found the victim unconscious on the floor. Witnesses told them that Jonay Wright, the victim's ex-girlfriend, and her father Josiah Wright had attacked the victim, kicking and hitting him in the head and body. One witnesses stated that the father stomped the victim's head as well, while the daughter kicked him. Josiah Wright told police he pulled the victim off his chair in order to allow his daughter to assault him. He said he held other individuals back in order for her to continue hitting the victim.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 on Josiah Wright and $30,000 on Jonah Wright.

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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