News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: February 20, 2019

KC man charged in 39th Street carjacking; another charged for resisting arrest

For Immediate Release

Feb. 20, 2019

A 36-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a 39th Street carjacking on Feb. 15, 2019, while an accomplice is charged with trying to drive the stolen vehicle away from police vehicles trying to stop it, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Charles R. Pelton Jr., dob: 2/24/1983, faces Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges*, while Willie J. Hampton faces the charge of Resisting Arrest.*

According to court records, Kansas City police officers responded to the area of 39th and Hardesty in regard to a carjacking with shots fired. The victim told police that he and another person were getting gas. The driver parked the car, left it running while the other person stayed in the passenger seat. A man entered the vehicle armed with a gun and told the passenger to get out. The driver then fired shots at the truck as it drove away. Surveillance video clearly showed the suspect's face. The next day, officers observed a vehicle with no license plates at the Family Dollar on Independence Avenue. They initiated lights and sirens and pursued the vehicle to 9th and Winner and the vehicle left the roadway near Interstate 435 and 23rd Street. Pelton bailed form the vehicle and fled on foot before he was taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Willie Hampton, who tried to drive the car away before he abandoned it and ran into the woods. He also was taken into custody.

Prosecutors requested a $100,000 bond on Pelton and a $20,000 bond on Hampton.

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.

Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

Statement from family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan

Posted on: February 20, 2024

Press conference today at 2 p.m. in Jackson County Downtown Courthouse

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 28, 2021

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015