For Immediate Release
Aug. 6, 2018
Three men have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with a weekend incident that resulted in shots being fired by police, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Juan Carlos Cuevas-Alvarez, dob: 9/21/1985, faces Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, while Fidel A. Carmona, dob: 5/6/1989, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Diego Torres-Infante, dob: 8/28/1993, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*
According to court records filed Sunday, neighbors in the 3600 block of E. 59th Street reported hearing gunfire a little after 4 a.m. Sunday. When officers responded, officers reported being fired upon and an officer returned fire. An Operation 100 was called. Occupants of the residence eventually exited. A search warrant uncovered sealed packages of marijuana in the basement, approximately 26 pounds of the drug in the bedroom of Cuevas-Alvarez and handguns near the marijuana. All three defendants admitted to drinking and shooting in the back yard of the residence. Crime scene investigators found spent shell casings and nearby residents reported hearing about 100 gunshots.
Prosecutors requested bonds of $20,000 on Torres-Infante and Carmona and a $50,000 bond for Cuevas-Alvarez.
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.