For Immediate Release
May 10, 2029
A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Patrick Powell to life in prison without parole for the 2017 fatal shooting of Rodney V. Thurber in a residence in the 4600 block of Tracy Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
The judge sentenced Powell, dob: 5/25/1988, to life without parole for a Murder 1st Degree and 10 years for an Armed Criminal Action conviction. The judge set the sentences to run concurrently.
According to court records, a witness say the defendant showed up to the house on Tracy and shot the victim mutliple times. The witness said the shooter taunted the victim amd stated, "I"M Patrick...." Then he shot the victim again. Police used multiple surveillance video images after the homicide to identify the defendant and a codefendant. A short time after the shooting,the Defendant significantly altered his appearance. Another witness told police she was in a vehicle parked near the crime scene on 11/11/2017, when the shooting occurred. Powell returned to the vehicle and they left the area.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jeremy Baldwin and JoEllen Engelbart prosecuted the case on beahalf of the state of Missouri.
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.