For Immediate Release
May 10, 2018
A 58-year-old Pleasant Hill man charged in apparent road rage fatal stabbing of Cody M. Harter on an interstate roadside in Lee's Summit this weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Nicholas M. Webb, dob: 12/29/1959, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Lee's Summit Police officers responded to Interstate 470 in the area of Colbern Road on a reported man on the ground. They found the victim with a large wound. The victim's vehicle was still at the scene. Witnesses and surveillance video of the victim's and the suspect's vehicles led police to the suspect. Lee's Summit police on Wednesday took the defendant into custody. The defendant told police he had exchanged words with driver of a truck and acknowledged getting out of his vehicle. He also stated the victim looked familiar. Lee's Summit police also found that Webb had been arrested in Liberty on the same day as the homicide. Information from that arrest showed Webb had a knife in his pants pocket.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is expected to be available to the media at the Lee's Summit Police Department Office about 4:45 p.m. today.
Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 cash bond.
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.