For Immediate Release
Aug. 29, 2018
A Kansas City man previously convicted of murder and a woman have been charged in the robbery and kidnapping of another man this week, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Richard W. Duncan, dob: 2/18/1977, faces Robbery 1st Degree, Kidnapping, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, while Megan Wards, dob: 7/13/1985, faces Robbery 1st Degree, Kidnapping, two counts of Armed Criminal Action and Resisting an Arrest.*
According to court records, the victim told police he was held against his will and robbed inside a residence in the 6200 block of E. 13th Street in Kansas City. The victim said he was giving Wards a ride to a nearby residence and she planned to buy drugs. Duncan was on the porch of the residence. Once inside, the victim stated Duncan pulled a handgun and took valuables from him, including a credit card and cell phone. The defendants also took the victim's vehicle after they taped his hands behind his back and left the residence. Officers located the suspect's vehicle in Northeast Kansas City and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled, failing to stop at multiple stop signs and speeding through residential neighborhoods. The vehicle struck a curb at 11th and Chestnut Avenue, causing it to stop. Both defendants were taken into custody. A credit card with the victim's name was found in Ward's possession. Duncan was convicted of murder in the 2nd Degree in 1999 and is prohibited from carrying a firearm.
Prosecutors requested $100,000 bonds on the defendants.
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.