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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Two KC men charged in double homicide on Tuesday near 28th and Prospect Avenue

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 23, 2022

Two Kansas City brothers face First Degree Murder and other charges related to Tuesday's double homicide near 28th and Prospect Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marques Derrick ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

KC man charged in Wednesday night fatal shooting of Nicolett Marshall

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 18, 2022

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Nicolett Marshall in an Independence, MO, apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Bobby G. Peoples III, dob:10/29/...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Independence man and woman charged in death of their two-month old child

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 16, 2022

The mother and father of a 10-week old child have been charged with Child Abuse after the child was found dead from malnutrition, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Austen M. Taub Hack, dob: 1/6/2...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Two former KCPD officers pleaded guilty to assault of Breona Hill in May 2019

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 14, 2022

Two former Kansas City Police Department officers pleaded guilty today to a felony assault involving the use of excessive force in arresting a citizen on a Kansas City sidewalk in May 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Two KC 26-year-old men face felonies for Westport assault

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 11, 2022

Two 26-year-old Kansas City men have been charged in a Westport area beating of a man and woman after citizens helped police identify the suspects, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Collin E. Lon...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Independence man and woman face abuse charges after police respond to video of child's beating

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 9, 2022

An Independence man and woman face child abuse charges after police responded to reports of a video showing the child's beating, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terry L. Watson, dob: 11...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Judge sentences Independence man to 30 years for fatal shooting of woman

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 4, 2022

A Jackson County judge today sentenced a 28-year-old Independence man to 30 years in prison for the fatal shooting on Dec. 16, 2020, of Oriana Starr inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Independence man who shot last night at police officer charged with felonies

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 2, 2022

An Independence man, 30, faces felony charges after he fired a shot at an Independence Police Officer, whose gun belt stopped the round and  prevented injury to the officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

Election Day, Nov. 8, will be closely monitored for intimidation, voting irregularities

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 2, 2022

Consistent with longstanding practice, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will be on the lookout for voting irregularities on Election Day, November 8, 2022. This election, however, we will also remain fully engaged af...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

KC man, 23, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in August fatal shooting of Myana Henderson

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 2, 2022

A Kansas City man, 23, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in August 2022 fatal shooting of Myana Henderson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

D'Angelo L. Fisher, dob: 4/7/1999, faces Murder 1st Degree...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Independence man charged in fatal shooting of woman found along Raytown roadway

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 1, 2022

An Independence, MO, man, 35, has been charged in the fatal shooting of a woman who was found by passers-by along a Raytown roadway Monday evening, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Aaron C. Ale...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Jackson County judge sentences former Chiefs coach to 3 years in prison

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 1, 2022

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid to three years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

In September, Reid pleaded guilty to th...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

KCPD investigation identifies who murdered two researchers near 41st and Oak

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 27, 2022

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office applauds the efforts of Kansas City Police Department detectives and the KCPD Crime Lab in solving the double homicide that occurred on or about October 1, 2022 in an apart...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Former KCPD sergeant pleads guilty to excessive force against a KC teen

For Immediate Release Oct. 27, 2022

A former Kansas City Police Department sergeant, Matthew Neal, 42, pleaded guilty today to felony assault charges for excessive force he used against a Kansas City juvenile in November 2019, Jackson County Prose...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Jackson County jury today finds Issac Fisher guilty in triple homicide in 2018

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 26, 2022

A Jackson County jury today convicted Issac Fisher, 39, of multiple felonies, including two Murder 1st Degree charges, for a violent rampage in 2018 that killed three and injured a 4-year-old, Jackson County Prosecutor Je...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Racist, threatening messages come to Jackson County prosecutor's office

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 24, 2022

The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s office takes its oath and the safety of its employees seriously. Although we do not typically release statements on declined cases without new facts, we are now compelled to do so...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Three KC-area men charged for firing shots at Independence police chasing them

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 17, 2022

Three metro area men charged in last week's fleeing from police at high speeds as shots were fired from their vehicle at Independence police, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kammron C. Tucker, ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

KCK man facing murder charges for death of two persons after racing and crashing car Downtown

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 17, 2022

A 28-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man faces 2nd Degree murder and other felony charges for the Oct. 2, 2022, crash Downtown that killed two individuals, including a driver stopped at a red light, Jackson County Prosecutor ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Kansas City man, 23, charged in fatal Independence, MO, shooting on Saturday

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 5, 2022

A Kansas City man, 23, has been charged in a fatal Independence, MO, shooting on Saturday of James P. Robertson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jordan Huff, 10/18/1998, faces Murder 2nd Degree ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

KC man, 61, charged in fatal stabbing in KC's northeast area

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 4, 2022

A 61-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing Saturday evening in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David F. Cornell, dob:...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

A 26-year-old KCK man charged in fatal shooting Friday of Antwon Jones

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 3, 2022

A Kansas City, Kan, man, 26, charged in Friday morning fatal shooting of Antwon Jones inside apartment on Benton Boulevard, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael L. Young, 10/24/1995 faces Mur...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Blue Springs man charged in fatal shooting at residence on Thursday

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 30, 2022

A 64-year-old Blue Springs, MO, man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Thursday of Gregory D. Ultican inside a Blue Springs residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jeffrey A. Ultican...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

KC man, 21, second to be charged in Aug. 19, 2022, fatal shooting of John L. Greer

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 29, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of John L. Greer on Aug. 19, 2022, in the 3500 block of Wayne Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Natha...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in child molestation case

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 28, 2022

A Jackson County jury late Tuesday convicted Gustavo Ramos, 29, of the felony of Child Molestation involving a then-5-year-old child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

KC man, 35, faces multiple felony charges in Sept. 8, 2021, fatal shooting in 18th and Vine area

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 26, 2022

A 35-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges for the fatal shooting in September 2021 of Morte4z Falkner in the 18th and Vine District, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Celon D. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Jackson County jury convicts Dmarius Bozeman in February 2021 fatal shooting

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 23, 2022

A Jackson County jury late Thursday convicted Dmarius M. Bozeman in the fatal shooting in February 2021 of Khasheme Strother, who was inside a Kansas City residence on W. Pennway with her three children, Jackson County P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Jackson County jury convicts Raytown man in 2017 murder of KC lawyer Thomas Pickert

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 22, 2022

A Jackson County jury today convicted a Raytown man in the 2017 murder of Kansas City lawyer Thomas Pickert in front of his residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David Jungerman, dob, 3/0...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Wisconsin woman charged in hit-and-run collision that killed father of 10

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 13, 2022

A 27-year-old Wisconsin woman has been charged with two felonies in connection with the crash Aug. 27, 2022, that killed a bicyclist, a father of 10, near Longview Lake and View High Drive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Former Chiefs coach Britt Reid pleads guilty to drunk driving and resulting injury to child

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 12, 2022

Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Britt Reid waived his right to a jury trial today and pleaded guilty to the Class D felony of Driving While Intoxicated -- Resulting in Serious Physical Injury, for the Feb. 4, 2021 crash ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Lee's Summit man charged in fatal shooting on Wednesday of his father

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 2, 2022

A 23-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his father on Wednesday at a Lee's Summit residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael E. Hamilt...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

New ballistics info from a KC homicide this week results in charges in 2021 homicide

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 2, 2022

An investigation this week of a Kansas City homicide in the 3000 block of Harrison has resulted in charges being filed against a Kansas City man who was a suspect in a 2021 homicide, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

KC woman, 40, faces charges in fatal shooting of husband in his bed

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 2, 2022

A 40-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday of her husband who was shot in his bed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Melanie Biggins, dob: 3/2/1982, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Jackson County inmate sentenced to 12 years for smuggling drugs into jail

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 30, 2022

A Blue Springs man, 39, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of smuggling drugs into the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Christopher ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2022

Independence woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting boyfriend

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 28, 2022

An Independence woman was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting in July 2021 of her boyfriend, Ryan Wheeler, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge sente...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Blue Springs, MO, man sentenced to 15 years for child abuse

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 27, 2022

A Blue Springs man, 32, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of Abuse or Neglect of a Child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County j...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

KC man charged in forgery of deed to south Kansas City residence

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 26, 2022

A Kansas City man has been charged with a felony count of forgery for presenting to county officials a fraudulent Warranty Deed to obtain possession of a south Kansas City residential property, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Charges filed against area man in Independence double homicide this week

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 23, 2022

A 23-year-old Independence, MO, man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man in Independence on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jayvon D. Rabb, dob: 8/21/99, faces Mu...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2022

KC man, 59, charged in fatal shooting in Blue Hills Park this week

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 20, 2022

A 59-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Thursday of Leslie Taylor in Blue Hills Park after a reported argument, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Timothy Green, do...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Charges filed regarding 2-year-old's death; investigation continues

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 18, 2022

A 36-year-old Kansas City woman faces felony charges after one of her children was found lifeless in the residence on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michaela L. Chism, dob: 12/9/198...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

KC man, 19, charged with felonies for firing a weapon into a vehicle

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 16, 2022

A Kansas City man, 19, faces felony charges for firing a weapon from one vehicle into another, injuring a passenger, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jeremy D. Brown Jr, dob: 5/8/2003, Unlawful ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

KC man charged in fatal shooting on Sunday near 35th and Garfield

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 8, 2022

A 42-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Sunday of Warner Alexander Trotter inside a residence in the 3500 block of Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Charges filed in fatal stabbing of Latoya Brown in Raytown on Friday

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 7, 2022

Felony charges have been filed in the August 5, 2022, fatal stabbing of the defendant's former girlfriend, Latoya Brown, outside a Raytown nursing home, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Jackson County jury convicts Independence man in murder of Oriana Starr

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 4, 2022

A Jackson County jury on Wednesday convicted an Independence man, 27, of charges related to the Dec. 16, 2020, fatal shooting of Oriana Starr inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

KC man charged in July 4, 2022, fatal shooting of Carlos Martinez-Ramirez

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 27., 2022

Felony charges filed in the July 4, 2022, fatal shooting of Carlos Martinez-Ramirez whose body was found in the 8900 block of Longview Road in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Media contact for Jackson County Prosecutor's Office July 18 - 28

July 18, 2022

During business hours July 18 - 28, 2022, any members of the media seeking information should contact Jennifer Dameron, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs & Policy. She can be reached at JKDameron@jacksongov.org or by phone at...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Independence man sentenced to 30 years in fatal shooting of Barbara M. Harper

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 15, 2022

A Jackson County judge sentenced Friday a 28-year-old Independence, MO, man to 30 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Barbara Mae Harper in her vehicle near Downtown Kansas City in January 2019, Jackson County Prose...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Driver in street car stunt incident pleads guilty in Jackson County

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 13, 2022

A 23-year-old Independence, MO, man has pleaded guilty to criminal charges related to a street car stunt incident in the middle of Interstate 70 in June, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Noah D....

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Independence man charged in July 7 fatal shooting of Demarion Benjamin

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 13, 2022

A 25-year-old Independence, MO, man has been charged in the fatal shooting on July 7, 2022, of Demarion Benjamin in the area of 51st and Lawn Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

M...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2022

KC man sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatal 2019 shooting Downtown

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 10, 2022

A Jackson County judge sentenced Timothy Fernandez, 45, to 27 years in prison for his murder conviction in the February 2019 fatal shooting of Michael E. Bryan outside a Downtown Kansas City store, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

A KC man, 32, sentenced in July 2017 fatal shooting in 2500 block of Van Brunt Blvd in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJune 27, 2022

A Jackson County judge has sentenced Felipe Reyna Jr, 32, the second defendant convicted in the murder of Charles Williams in July 2017 in a residence on the Eastside of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Conviction in 2019 murder results in 28-year prison sentence for man, 25

For Immediate ReleaseJune 27, 2022

A Jackson County judge has sentenced 25-year-old man to 28 years in a Missouri prison for the deaths of Michael McLin and Kevin Waters in August 2019 in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced t...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

KC man sentenced to 20 years in Red Bridge Road shooting in 2020

For Immediate ReleaseJune 22, 2022

A 39-year-old Kansas City man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for the shooting in July 2020 of Sharon Heifner-Douglas who was riding an ATV in the area of East Red Bridge and Bennington, Jackson County Prosecu...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Two men doing car stunts face charges for blocking way for others to hospital

For Immediate ReleaseJune 18, 2022

Two KC-area men who were doing car stunts on Interstate 70 after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2022, have been charged in connection with them confronting and firing shots at others trying to pass through in order to get a child to ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Prosecutor files felony charge for threats from Blue Springs man that closed schools

For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement today with charges related to the threat that closed eastern Jackson County schools this week:

I want to thank Blue Springs police department, Chie...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

KC man charged in fatal shooting of man attempting to purchase a vehicle

For Immediate ReleaseJune 10, 2022

A Kansas City man, 28, faces multiple felony charges in connection with the June 1, 2022, fatal shooting of Charles Bradham during a reported robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

KC juvenile charged in February 2022 fatal shooting in Independence

For Immediate ReleaseJune 10, 2022

A Kansas City juvenile has been charged in a February 2022 fatal shooting in Independence of another youth after an alleged gun exchange was set up among them, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.&...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Prairie Village man charged in crash at 75th and Ward Parkway that killed Remington Williams

For Immediate ReleaseJune 9, 2022

A 31-year-old Prairie Village, Kan., man has been charged driving while intoxicated and causing another driver's death on Wednesday at 75th and Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

KC man sentenced to 24 years in prison for fatal shooting of his children's mother

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 3, 2022

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Damon Kerr to 24 years in prison for the Nov. 35, 2018, fatal shooting of Donna McKeown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The judge sentenced Kerr, ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

A KCK woman, 26, charged for exhibiting a weapon in encounter Friday with police

For Immediate ReleaseJune 1, 2022

A 26-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged with exhibiting a weapon in her encounter Friday evening with Kansas City police officers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced  today.

Leonna M. Ha...

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Posted on: May 30, 2022

KC man charged in shooting of frisbee golfer at Kessler Park

For Immediate ReleaseMay 30, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of a frisbee golfer participating in a frisbee golf tournament at Kessler Park on Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Osman I...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Driver who struck and killed pedestrian near Interstate 435 and Truman Road charged

For Immediate ReleaseMay 27, 2022

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal crash that killed a pedestrian near Interstate 435 and Truman Road on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Corey M. Holloway, do...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

St. Louis man charged in November 2021 fatal shooting of Stephon D. Johnson

For Immediate ReleaseMay 27, 2022

A St. Louis man with a distinctive crescent tattoo between his eyes has been charged in the November 2021 fatal shooting of  Stephon D. Johnson, whose body was found inside a Midtown Kansas City, MO, apartment, Ja...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Independence man charged in KC homicide on Ditman this week

For Immediate ReleaseMay 26, 2022

A 43-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal shooting Tuesday of Elijah Flores in a vacant lot in the 700 block of Ditman Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

M...

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Posted on: May 21, 2022

KC man charged in fatal shooting of his wife in front of police Central Patrol

For Immediate ReleaseMay 21, 2022

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Christina Nevels, as she was driving a vehicle with a 4-year-old child in the backseat while the vehicle was in front of Central Patrol for the Kansas City Police...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

KC man, 20, charged in fatal shooting this week near 33rd and Linwood

For Immediate ReleaseMay 19, 2022

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Tuesday, May 17, 2022, of Andreone T. Hall at a gas station at 33rd and Linwood in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor's Chief Deputy wins KCMBA Thomas J. Conway Award

For Immediate ReleaseMay 18, 2022

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office's Chief Deputy, Dion Sankar, is being honored this week by the KCMBA (Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association) with the Thomas J. Conway Award for 2022.

The award is one of the 2022 B...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

KC North man charged in leaving the scene of fatal vehicular strike of Chiefs fan after game

For Immediate ReleaseMay 10, 2022

A Kansas City North man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a Chiefs fan who was struck in traffic following an October 2021 game, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

KC man charged in fatal shooting on May 10, 2022, near 49th and Bellefontaine

For Immediate ReleaseMay 13, 2022

A 60-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the May 10, 2022, fatal shooting of Terylle Gorham in a parking lot near 49th and Bellefontaine in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Independence man, 36, found guilty of multiple child-sex charges

For Immediate ReleaseMay 10, 2022

A Jackson County jury has convicted an Independence man, 36, of multiple child-sex charges related to sexual abuse of children 11- and 12-years old, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury late...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

KC man, 23, charged in connection with April 12 fatal shooting of Alfred Brown near 39th and Indiana

For Immediate ReleaseMay 6, 2022

A 23-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the April 12, 2022, fatal shooting of Alfred Brown in Kansas City outside a Family Dollar store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Media contact for Jackson County Prosecutor's Office this week, April 25-29, 2022

April 24, 2022

During business hours April 25 -29, 2022, any members of the media seeking information should contact Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Theresa Crayon. She can be reached at TCrayon@jacksongov.org or by phone, 816-881-3525. Michael Mansur will ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

KC man, convicted at trial in shooting of 17-year-old, sentenced to 25 years in prison

For Immediate ReleaseApril 21, 2022

A Kansas City man, 28, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2019 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Deontae Campbell near the Landing in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tra...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Charges filed against KC man in fatal April 15, 2022, shooting at gas station on Gregory

For Immediate ReleaseApril 21, 2022

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting on April 15, 2022 at a gas station on East Gregory Blvd. in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pet...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Independence felon charged in the fatal shooting on April 14 of George R. Dale

For Immediate ReleaseApril 21, 2022

An Independence man, convicted already of felonies, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 14, 2022, of George R. Dale in an Independence store parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2022

KC man and woman charged in connection with child's stabbing on Monday in eastern Jackson County

For Immediate ReleaseApril 19, 2022

A Kansas City man and woman have been charged in connection with the stabbing on Monday of an 18-month old boy apparently after their vehicle was involved in an accident and in fleeing police, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2022

National Crime Victim's Rights Week walk/run benefits The Children's Place

For Immediate ReleaseApril 19, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is hosting a run/walk from 7 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week -- with the theme: Community: Better Together....

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Event flyer JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

KC woman, 30, charged in Jan. 25 fatal shooting of Jenna Nava in KC apartment

For Immediate ReleaseApril 18, 2022

A Kansas City woman, 30, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Jenna Nava inside a Kansas City apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Makayla R. Smith, dob: 3/24,1992, faces Murder 2nd...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2022

Jackson County judge convicts Timothy Fernandez in 2019 fatal shooting outside Downtown business

For Immediate ReleaseApril 17, 2022

A Jackson County judge on Friday found Timothy Fernandez guilty of two felony counts related to the fatal shooting in February 2019 of Michael Bryan outside a business near 17th and Grand Boulevard, Jackson County Prosec...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2022

Jackson County jury convicts Dakkota Siders in 2019 shooting near Downtown KC

For Immediate ReleaseApril 16, 2022

A Jackson County jury finds 28-year-old Independence, MO, man guilty in the fatal shooting of a woman in her vehicle near Downtown Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury, late T...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office dismisses charges in Carnes case, issues statement

For Immediate ReleaseApril 8, 2022

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office released the following statement today on the Keith Carnes case:

On April 5, 2022, after hearings handled by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, the Missouri Su...

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Dismissal Document Filed Today JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office Statement on Keith Carnes Case

For Immediate ReleaseApril 5, 2022

Statement issued this afternoon by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office:

"We are actively reviewing now, and we await any other information the Missouri Supreme Court sends to us."

For more information,...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

KC man, 29, charged in fatal shooting on March 29 of David J. Rowe

For Immediate ReleaseApril 1, 2022

A 29-year-old KC man has been charged in the fatal shooting March 29, 2022, of David Rove outside closed Independence gasoline station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today

Aaron L Simmon Jr., dob: 3...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

KC man, 23, charged in fatal shooting last month near 24th and Quincy

For Immediate ReleaseApril 1, 2022

A Kansas City man, 23, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in March 25 fatal shooting of Anthony Villareal in the northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gerald R. Robinson II...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

KC man charged in Feb. 22, 2022, fatal shooting in south KC

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 24, 2022

A 19-year-old Kansas City man is being held on no bond after he was charged late Wednesday in the fatal February 2022 shooting of Davonte Robinson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terrance J. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

A 29-year-old KC man charged in March 14 fatal shooting at KC gas station

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 21, 2022

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on March 14, 2022, outside a gas station in the 8100 block of Bannister Road in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Jackson County judge sentences KC man to 20 years in fatal stabbing

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 16, 2022

A Jackson County judge sentences Trever A. Young to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing in November 2020 of Daniel Atkinson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trever A. Young, dob: 7/2/199...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

KC man, 31, charged in fatal kidnapping in May 2021 of Gilberto Gutierrez

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 15, 2022

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the May 2021 fatal kidnapping and stabbing or beating of Gilberto Gutierrez, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ahmad R. Herring, dob: 4/24/1990,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Suspended KCPD officer charged with stealing for not working off-duty shifts

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 10, 2022

A suspended Kansas City Police Department officer has been charged with felony Stealing By Deceit for failing to work off-duty shifts he was paid to work, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brand...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Belton man charged in child kidnapping that prompted an Amber Alert on Monday

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 8, 2022

A 34-year-old Belton man has been charged with child kidnapping after he got into an idling vehicle parked at a Raytown gas station and drove off with the vehicle with a child inside it, setting up an Amber Alert on Monda...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

A 21-year-old KC man charged in double shooting Sunday at 29th and Montgall

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 7, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting and the wounding of another person in the area of 29th and Montgall Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Blue Springs man charged in fatal shooting in Blue Springs residence

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 7, 2022

A 43-year-old Blue Springs, MO, man has been charged in the fatal shooting on March 3, 2022, of Jarod T. Young in a Blue Springs residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jared M. Bailey, dob:...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2022

KC man charged in double homicide and wounding of a 5-year-old child

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 6, 2022

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the the shooting of  three victims in February 2022, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.&...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Jury convicts KC man, 46, in fatal shooting of Donna McKeown in November 2018

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 3, 2022

A Jackson County jury late today convicted Damon Kerr in the Nov. 35, 2018, fatal shooting of Donna McKeown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Damon Kerr, dob 7/12/1975, of Mur...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

KC man, 21, charged in triple murder in October 2021 near 27th and Spruce

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 2, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man is the second defendant charged in a fatal shooting that took the lives of three victims in October 2021, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Joshua A. Bell,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

KC man pleads guilty in 2021 shooting, sentenced to 17 years

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 23, 2022

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a 34-year-old Kansas City man to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in the June 2021 fatal shooting of Andrea Dean inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecu...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2022

KC man, 31, charged in attempted rape of patient inside KC hospital

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 19, 2022

A 31-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with the attempted rape of a woman patient who was in her hospital room when she was assaulted, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in 2019 shooting of Deontae Campbell

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 16, 2022

A Jackson County jury on Wednesday convicted a 28-year-old Kansas City man in connection with the April 5, 2019, fatal shooting of Deontae Campbell, 17, near 63rd and Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

KC man, 21, charged in Westport shooting in December that killed one, injured two

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 17, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with a Dec. 6, 2021, fatal shooting of Jabraughn James and the wounding of two other men, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Mother charged with Murder 1st Degree in death of her own child

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 16, 2022

A 35-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in the homicide of her 6-year-old son and is being held in Jackson County on no bond, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tasha Haefs, dob: 1/7/1987...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker

For Immediate Release

Feb. 16, 2022

Statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker

The community now knows some of the terrible details of the death of this 6-year-old child. It takes our breath away. My office, as it always has, pledges to do ev...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Man who took vehicle from Lee's Summit with two young children inside charged in kidnapping

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 14, 2022

A man who took a running vehicle from a Lee's Summit driveway with two young children inside the vehicle has been charged with felonies, including kidnapping, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mi...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Independence man charged in fatal shooting of Riley Youngblood

For Immediate Release

Feb. 11, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutors filed charges this evening in the fatal shooting of Riley Youngblood, 23, who was found wounded in his vehicle in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this evening...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

KC man, 56, sentenced to life in prison for 2018 fatal shooting in KC

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 10, 2021

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a Kansas City man, 56, to Life in prison for the the Jan. 4, 2018, fatal shooting of Thomas J. Rice III, the first  homicide victim of 2018 in Kansas City, Jackson County Pros...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

KC man charged in fatal January shooting on Amtrak in Lee's Summit

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 1, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man, who surrendered after a police standoff Monday night, has been charged in a fatal shooting on an Amtrak train while it was in Lee's Summit on January 14, 2022,, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office releases 2020-21 annual report

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 1, 2022

An unprecedented pandemic. Shutdown of our courts for months. And the devastating spread of gun violence. See how the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office responded and addressed these great challenges in 2020 and 2021. Clic...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor's statement on newest information regarding firefighters' case

For Immediate ReleaseFeb. 1, 2022

In response to news reports today regarding information related to the Kansas City firefighters' case, the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office is issuing this statement:

"Our office was asked to review this new evidence...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

KC North man charged in fatal shooting of Wyshaud Smith in Sept. 2021

Jan. 31, 2022

For Immediate Release

A 24-year-old Kansas City North man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Sept. 28, 2021 of Wyshaud Smith, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Corey Marrett, dob: 5/27/1997, faces Murder 2nd De...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Former nurse in Independence hospital sentenced to 20 years in prison

For Immediate Release

Jan. 27, 2022

A Jackson County judge sentenced today a former nurse in an Independence hospital to 20 years in a Missouri prison for the rape of a patient, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In November, a judg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces key changes in her executive team

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 27, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today two key changes in her executive staff: Veteran prosecutor Theresa Crayon has been named Program Director and Keith Harrison has been promoted to the position of...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Raytown man charged in connection with murder of his roommate

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 20, 2022

A 22-year-old  Raytown man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Zackiery Lister yesterday, Jan. 19, 2022, in a Raytown residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

F...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

KC man, 21, charged in Independence carjacking and crash that injured child

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 20, 2022

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in a carjacking and vehicular crash that injured a child who was a passenger in another vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Stephen E. Thomas...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Independence man charged in the Jan. 13 fatal shooting of Timothy Phillips

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 20, 2022

An  18-year-old Independence, MO, man has been charged in connection with the Jan. 13, 2022 fatal shooting of Timothy Phillips in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brayden ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Kansas City, Kan., man charged in fatal beating of woman and child assault

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 18, 2022

A 28-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with a fatal beating of a 24-year-old KC woman and the assault of a 4-year-old, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jose E. Escal...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Jackson County judge sentences KC man in fatal April 2020 shooting

For Immediate Release

Jan. 8, 2022

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a 26-year-old Kansas City man to 12 years in prison for the fatal shooting in April 2020 of Damen Taylor, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson Cou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Woman sentenced after she pleads in fatal DWI crash in Kansas City

For Immediate ReleaseJan. 7, 2022

A  Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced a 54-year-old Kansas City woman to six years in a Missouri prison after she was convicted of DWI -- Death of Another Person not a Passenger related to a December 2019 ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

KC man, 44, charged in fatal shooting of Naaman Williams on Monday in KC

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 29, 2021

A 44-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the Dec. 27, 2021, fatal shooting of Naaman Williams at a KC residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

William F. Betts, dob: ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

KC man, 26, charged in fatal KC shooting early on Dec. 13, 2021

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 29, 2021

A Kansas City man, 26, has been charged in connection with the Dec 13, 2021, fatal shooting of Corey A. Haley in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters  Baker announced today.

Roy Justin Puls, dob: 6/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2021

KC 17-year-old charged in March 2021 fatal shooting of two 15-year-olds

For Immediate Release

Dec. 24, 2021

A Kansas City 17-year-old, certified by Family Court to stand trial as an adult, has been charged in the fatal shootings in March 2021 of two 15-year-olds near 73rd and Norton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Executive staff attorney Dion Sankar named Chief Deputy Prosecutor under Jean Peters Baker

For Immediate Release Dec. 23, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today that a key member of her executive staff who has overseen diversion programs, grand jury and the review of police use-of-force cases will become her ne...

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Dion Sankar Portrait JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Jackson County judge sentences defendant in Cameron Douglas' fatal shooting

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 22, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Jason Cook to six years in prison for the fatal Jan. 21, 2019 shooting of Cameron Douglas, 23, following the jury's recommendation after jurors convicted Cook of invo...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Woman sentenced to three consecutive prison sentences of Life Without Parole for triple murder

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 21, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Kansas City woman to three consecutive Life Without Parole sentences for a triple murder in October 2019 near 45th and South Benton Avenue in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Judge sentences Pleasant Hill man to consecutive life sentences

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 17, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a 61-year-old Pleasant Hill man to consecutive life sentences for the fatal May 2018 road rage incident, the stabbing of Cody M. Harter on an interstate roadside in Lee'...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Independence 19-year-old charged in fatal shooting of younger teen

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 17, 2021 

An Independence 19-year-old has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old victim in an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Elijah L. Soli...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Kansas woman charged in alleged abuse at Downtown daycare

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 15, 2021

A Kansas woman, 65, has been charged with multiple counts of Child Abuse or Neglect involving a 10-month old child in a Downtown child care center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Cheryl Tate, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Two KC men and a woman charged in fatal shooting at 43rd and Cleveland

For Immediate ReleaseDec. 1, 2021

Two Kansas City siblings and a woman each face four felony charges, including Murder 2nd Degree, in connection with the fatal shooting last Friday evening outside a market near 43rd and Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City, Jac...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Former hospital nurse in Independence convicted of rape of patient

For Immediate Release

Dec. 1, 2021

A Jackson County judge has found an Overland Park, Kan., man guilty of Rape 1st Degree for allegedly raping a patient while the defendant was working as a nurse at an Independence hospital, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Lee's Summit man sentenced to 25 years for fatal shooting in Thai restaurant

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 23, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Lee's Summit man, 27, to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a woman in November 2019 inside an Independence Thai restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Judge James Welsh orders Kevin Strickland's conviction be set aside after 43 years

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 23, 2021

Senior Judge James Welsh on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at 11:22 a.m. filed his ruling that sets aside the conviction of Kevin Strickland, who has served 43 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Jury convicts a Kansas City man, 56, in a Jan. 2018 homicide

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 15, 2021

A Jackson County jury convicted a Kansas City man, 56, in the Jan. 4, 2018, fatal shooting of Thomas J. Rice III, who was the first  homicide victim of 2018 in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

KC man charged in fatal July 2020 shooting of Diamon Eichelburger

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 8, 2021

A Kansas City man, 19, faces felony charges in connection with the July 20, 2020 fatal shooting of Diamon Eichelburger as she walked with her 1-year-old child in a stroller along a busy street in Kansas City, Jackson Count...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2021

A Jackson County judge sentences Louis Watts to 30 years in prison for assault of ex-girlfriend

For Immediate Release

Nov. 5, 2021

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Louis J. Watts to 30 years in prison for his convictions related to the October 2019 shooting in Kansas City of his ex-girlfriend, who survived to testify against her attacker, Jackso...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts KC woman in October 2019 triple murder

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 4, 2021

A Jackson County jury late Thursday convicted a Kansas City woman in the triple murder in October 2019 in the area of 45th and South Benton Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Independence man sentenced to 22 years in prison for wife's fatal shooting

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 3,, 2021

An Independence man, 43,was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for the fatal shooting in July 2020 of his wife, Daina M. Smith, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ryan D. Smith, dob: 9/18/197...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

KC man charged in fatal shooting of ex-girlfriend Kailey Love

For Immediate ReleaseNov. 3, 2021

A Kansas City man faces charges related to the fatal shooting on May 23, 2021 of  Kailey Love, who police found in a parking lot in the 8500 block of E. Winner Road in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Third KC man charged in fatal shooting of woman selling Playstation

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 27, 2021

A third Kansas City man faces charges related to the fatal shooting on Aug. 23, 2021 of a woman who was found in an overturned vehicle in the area of Independence Avenue and the Paseo, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts fatal shooter of Cameron Douglas

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 22, 2021

A Jackson County jury today convicted Jason Cook of the Jan. 21, 2019 fatal shooting of Cameron Douglas, 23, and the jury recommended up to 6 years in prison for Cook on an involuntary manslaughter conviction, Jackson Cou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Two KC men charged in August 23, 2021, fatal shooting on Independence Avenue

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 22, 2021

Two Kansas City men face felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting on Aug. 23, 2021 of a woman who was found in an overturned vehicle in the area of Independence Avenue and the Paseo, Jackson County Prosecutor ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Two KC men charged in fatal shootings of two other men in March 2021

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 9, 2021

Two Kansas City men each face seven felony counts, including Murder 1st Degree, in connection with fatal shootings in March 2021 of two men inside a vehicle on  Norton Avenue in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Independence man indicted in Oct. 5, 2021, fatal shooting on Huttig in Independence

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 9, 2021

An Independence man, 36, has been indicted for the fatal shooting Oct. 5, 2021, of Waylon Williams inside an Independence residence on Huttig Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. An Independ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

KC man, 29, charged in the fatal shooting of Sheybeon Wyatt-Thompson on Sept. 11, 2021

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 8, 2021

A Kansas City man, 29, faces nine felony counts today in connection with the fatal shooting of Sheybeon Wyatt-Thompson and the injuring of others on Sept. 11, 2021, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Blackwell honored by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly

September 30, 2021

For Immediate Release:

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kelsey Blackwell was honored today by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly with the “Up and Coming” Award in the category of Public Service.

According to Liz Irwin of ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office contact info this week

Sept. 27, 2021

Today until Thursday afternoon, Communications Director Mike Mansur will be away from the office. Media representatives should contact Jared Bustamante with any questions or requests. He can be reached at jbustamante@jacksongov.org or (816) ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2021

KC man charged in fatal shooting Wednesday of Ernest Gibson on 69th Street in KC

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 23, 2021

A 34-year-old Kansas City man faces a murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting on Wednesday of Ernest Gibson in the 4000 block of East 69th Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

KC man faces murder, assault charge for shooting Monday in KC

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 22, 2021

A Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting Monday of a woman and the injuring of a man in the 300 block of Lawn in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

KC man sentenced to 30 years in fatal shooting of his wife in Independence

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 21, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a 64-year-old Kansas City man to 30 years in prison for the fatal shooting in August 2020 of his wife, Kimah McDonald, inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2021

KC man, 22, sentenced to 20 years in prison for 2019 fatal shooting in Raytown

For Immediate ReleaseSept. 21, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old Kansas City man to 20 years in state prison for his role in the fatal shooting on March 4, 2019 of Riley McCrackin, outside a pool hall in Raytown, MO, Jackson Co...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts man who shot woman in KC twice in the head

For Immediate Release

Sept. 18, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Friday found Louis J. Watts guilty of multiple felony charges in connection with the October 2019 shooting in Kansas City of his ex-girlfriend, who survived to testify against her attacker, Jacks...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Joint statement from KCPD and Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

Sept. 17, 2021

Joint statement issued today by KCPD and Jackson County Prosecutor's Office on Cody Harrison

When faced with a tragedy like this we are called upon to improve ways to intervene and prevent senseless gun violence in our community. &a...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

David Harris sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatal shooting and wounding of another victim

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 30, 2021

Jackson County judge sentenced David Harris to 35 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mary Schmitz and the wounding of another victim in Independence, MO, in September 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

KC man, 29, charged in south Kansas City fatal shooting on Friday

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 30, 2021

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Kurreem D. Graves who was found Friday in a vehicle in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor files motion to free Kevin Strickland after 43 years

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 30, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker today took legal action to free Kevin Strickland from a Missouri prison, citing clear and convincing evidence that he is actually innocent. 

A motion to set aside Strick...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

KC man charged in 2019 fatal shooting alongside Red Bridge Road near 71 Highway

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 18, 2021

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting in August 2019 of Elliott Herring along U.S. 49 in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Douglas V. Griffin...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

KC man sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting of transgender woman

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 13, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced a 43-year-old Kansas City man to 22 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Brooklyn Lindsey, a transgender woman who was found shot on June 25, 2019, in the 600 block of Spr...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

KC man charged in gun incident at Independence Center on Aug. 7, 2021

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 10, 2021

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fight inside Independence Center that involved a firearm, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Leonzo Harvey Jr., dob: 8/6/2001, f...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2021

KC man, 22, faces charges in connection with fatal shooting Sunday in south KC

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 5, 2021

A 22-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting on Sunday of Fred D. Brewster Jr. in south Kansas City hotel, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ch...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts Nicholas Webb in fatal 2018 road rage incident

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 5, 2021

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 61-year-old Pleasant Hill man in a fatal May 2018 road rage incident, the fatal stabbing of Cody M. Harter on an interstate roadside in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Jackson County couple now face 1st Degree Murder charge in connection to Kensie Aubry's murder

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 2, 2021

Michael Hendricks and Maggie Ybarra now each face Murder 1st Degree, plus nine other felony and misdemeanor charges, related to the death of Kensie Aubry, whose body was recovered recently from a Grain Valley, MO, property...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Lee's Summit man sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal shooting in Independence in 2020

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 30, 2021

A Lee's Summit man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Matthew Bland-Williams in 2020 outside an Independence, MO, residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced t...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor issues letter of support to DOJ

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 26, 2021

The Jackson County Prosecutor's office today issued a letter in support of community and racial justice groups asking for an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

This letter was updated today to correct an erro...

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Letter of Support JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts Nevada, MO, man, 55, of 33 counts of sexual abuse of children

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 22, 2021

A Jackson County jury late Wednesday convicted a Nevada, MO, man, 56, of 33 counts related to sexual abuse of children over a 14-year period in Jackson County residences, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

KC man sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatal shooting at First Friday event in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 20, 2021

A Jackson County judge sentenced a Kansas City man to 18 years in prison for the fatal shooting in August 2019 of 25-year-old Erin Langhofer, who was standing at food trucks near 18th and Main Street during a First Friday...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

KC man charged in murders of family members inside their KC residence

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 19, 2021

A 38-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection to the murders of three persons found on July 15, 2021, by police after family members inquired about their welfare inside a Kansas City residence in the 3200 b...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2021

Jackson County judge sentenced KC man who shot bus passenger to 22 years in prison

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 18, 2021

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a Kansas City man who shot a metro bus passenger as the city bus pulled up to a bus stop in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2021

KC man sentenced to 20-plus years for fatal stabbing

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 18, 2021

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action in connection with the 2018 fatal stabbing of Deandrea R. Vine, who was found d...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Kansas City man convicted in shooting involving wife.

For Immediate Release July 9, 2021

Jeffery E. Morgan, of Kansas City, Missouri, was convicted Friday by a Jackson County Jury in the 2019 shooting of his wife. Morgan, dob: 4/9/1978, was found guilty of Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Shooting at a Mot...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Media Contact at Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Media Advisory

July 6, 2021

As of July 6, 2021, the media should contact Jared D. Bustamante, assistant prosecuting attorney, regarding cases or any questions related to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Offices criminal cases. Bustamante will fill i...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts Oak Grove man in Sept. 2018 fatal shooting of Mary Schmitz

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 2, 2021

An Oak Grove man -- convicted Thursday by a Jackson County jury in Sept. 2018 fatal shooting of Mary Schmitz and the wounding of another victim in an Independence incident -- is now being investigated for attempted escape ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

KC man, 35, charged in shooting in Plaza hotel elevator on Tuesday

For Immediate ReleaseJune 30, 2021

A 35-year-old A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting Tuesday of Darron Mitchem inside the Sheraton Suites County Club Plaza, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derell E. Thompson...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office statement regarding Emily Hammerly's criminal case

For Immediate ReleaseJune 25, 2021

The State will be prepared and ready to proceed with trial on both of the Hammerly cases. We will fight for justice on both cases independently. The plea agreement scheduled this morning in the Emily Ham...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

KC homeless man, 32, charged in fatal shooting on Olive Street in Kansas City earlier this month

For Immediate ReleaseJune 25, 2021

A 32-year-old homeless man has been charged in the fatal shooting on June 15, 2021, of Derrick Williams in the 3600 block of Olive in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kevin Randolph...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Judge sentences Kansas City man to life in prison without parole for 2017 strangling of woman in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJune 25, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced a Kansas City to life in prison without parole, plus at least 30 years more, after he was convicted of multiple felony counts in connection with the fatal strangling of 24-year...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Second defendant sentenced to life in prison, plus more, for 2017 fatal shooting in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJune 25, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Caitlyn Riffle to life in prison, plus 15 years, in the fatal shooting of Rodney V. Thurber whose body was found inside a 2nd floor apartment on Tracy Avenue in Kansas City on ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Independence man, 37, charged in fatal shooting of Ales Carr on June 20

For Immediate ReleaseJune 23, 2021

An Independence man, 37, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Ales Carr on June 20, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ryan Gillispie, dob: 1/29/1984, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Crimin...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Kansas City man sentenced to life in prison for father's murder

For Immediate ReleaseJune 23, 2021

A  Jackson County judge has sentenced a Kansas City man to life in prison for his conviction in the fatal stabbing his father inside his father's Independence residence in April 2018, Jackson County Pros...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts man in child-sex case, recommends life in prison

For Immediate ReleaseJune 23, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Tuesday convicted a Kansas City man of child sex offenses with a 10-year-old girl and the jury recommended a prison sentence of life, plus more, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Raytown man charged in fatal shooting of roommate on Wednesday

For Immediate ReleaseJune 17, 2021

A Raytown man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a roommate on Wednesday at a Raytown residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert E. Matlock, dob: 10/16/1977, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

KCK teen charged in October 2020 fatal shooting in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJune 14, 2021

A Kansas City, Kan., 16-year-old has been charged in Oct. 19, 2020, fatal shooting of Cristobal Gutierrez-Castillas in Kansas City's urban core, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jayvon G. Hunter...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Independence man charged in sex-related crimes with juvenile

For Immediate ReleaseJune 16, 2021

A 51-year-old Independence man faces multiple misdemeanor and a felony charge for soliciting sex with and furnishing pornographic materials to a minor, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert C....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration statement from Jackson County Prosecutor

For Immediate ReleaseJune 16, 2021

A statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker:

On Friday, our community has a chance to celebrate, or maybe more appropriately, remember Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

COMBAT mid-year funding news conference Wednesday

For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2021

Domestic Violence & Youth Employment Focus Of COMBAT Mid-Year Funding News Conference On Wednesday

Jackson County COMBAT will be awarding nearly $1.5 million in funding to address two crucial anti-violence issues: domes...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

KC man, 30, charged in fatal June 4, 2021, crash that killed Patsy Arnold

For Immediate ReleaseJune 14, 2021

A 30-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple charges, including Murder 2nd Degree, after he fled from police on June 4, 2021, and in Lake Lotawana struck the vehicle of Patsy Arnold, killing her, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

KC man, 33, charged in fatal shooting of Andrea Dean on Sunday in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJune 14, 2021

A 33-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting Sunday of Andrea Dean inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Christopher L. Spears, dob: 1/1/1988, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Blue Springs man sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2019 murder in KC

For Immediate ReleaseJune 4, 2021

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a 27-year-old Blue Springs man, to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting in March 2019 of Joseph Corum inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2021

KC woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal crash in 2018

For Immediate ReleaseJune 4, 2021

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a Kansas City woman, 27, to 20 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to four counts of Murder 2nd Degree for causing a fatal vehicular crash in 2018 that killed four persons, Jackson...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Prosecutor's Office statement regarding new video from officer-involved shooting

For Immediate ReleaseJune 2, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released the following statement today regarding videos released today by community members regarding the March 2021 fatal shooting of Malcolm Johnson in Kansas City:

We have rece...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Former Northland high school coach pleads guilty to eight sex counts

For Immediate ReleaseJune 2, 2021

A former Northland high school coach has pleaded guilty to eight felony counts for sex with a former high school student in Holden, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua D. Hood, dob: 1/11/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Jackson County judge sentences KC man to life in prison for 2019 fatal stabbing

For Immediate ReleaseJune 2, 2021

A  Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced a 29-year-old Kansas City man to a sentence of life in prison or 30 years for the fatal stabbing around March 15, 2019 of Ladajah Oliver, whose body was found inside an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Strickland decision: We'll continue to pursue justice

For Immediate ReleaseJune 2, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, in response to Tuesday's decision by the Supreme Court to not hear Kevin Strickland's attempt to exonerate himself, issued this statement Wednesday:

"We are disappointed. Bu...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Higginsville man faces two counts of Murder 1st Degree in Independence shootings

For Immediate ReleaseMay 26, 2021

A 44-year-old Higginsville man faces two counts of Murder 1st Degree and other charges for the fatal shooting last Sunday in Independence of Billy M. Davis and Ashley D. Walker, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Police In Jackson County ask for help locating a missing woman possibly missing since Oct. 2020

For Immediate ReleaseMay 26, 2021

The police agencies of Independence and Grandview, supported by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, are asking the public for any information regarding 32-year-old Kensie Aubry, who has not had contact with her family ...

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Kensie Aubry photo JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts 51-year-old KC man of 13 sex counts involving children

For Immediate Release

May 2, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted 51-year-old Jesus Torres, of Kansas City, on 13 counts of sex charges, including sodomy, involving children seven to 13 years old at the time, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Judge sentences KC man to 15 years for death of man thrown from truck

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2021

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for causing the November 2019 death of Steve Norris, who was thrown from the back of a truck after the defendant attempted to drive off with the vehicl...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Jackson County judge sentences KC man to 25 years in prison for sex assault

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Monday sentenced a Kansas City man to 25 years in prison for breaking into a woman's residence and assaulting her at knife point before she fought back, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pet...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2021

KC man sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal shooting in 2015 of Dominique Stafford

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2021

A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 20 years in a Missouri prison for the fatal shooting in April 2015 of Dominique Stafford, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derius Taylor, dob: 7/31/1988, p...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Criminal charges filed in April 25, 2021, fatal shooting of Gary Taylor at 18th and Vine area

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2021

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the April 25, 2021, fatal shooting of Gary Taylor near 19th and Vine Street in the 19th and Vine entertainment area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor to hold press conference at 18th and Vine

For Immediate Release

May 20, 2021

Media advisory: Jackson Count Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will hold a press conference at 3:30 pm at 18th and Vine about new criminal charges.

A Zoom link is provided to see the press conference:

https://zoom.us/j/996118235...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

A Kansas City man charged in connection with exhibiting gun, threatening persons Downtown

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2021

A Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with incidents Downtown when he allegedly threatened or assaulted individuals with a gun, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Alf Cheffen...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

KC man charged in fatal shooting of Jerone Weathers Sunday in Raytown

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2021

A Kansas City man, 32, charged in fatal shooting Sunday of Jerone Weathers outside Raytown residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rodney D. Byrd, dob: 8/5/1988, faces Murder 2nd Degree and A...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Independence man charged in Dec. 2020 fatal shooting of Oriana Starr

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2021

An Independence man, 26, faces felony charges in connection with the Dec. 16, 2020, fatal shooting of Oriana Starr inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon A. Mc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor's statement regarding new legislation in Missouri

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released today the following statement regarding the Missouri General Assembly's passage of new legislation related to wrongful convictions in Missouri:

We are grateful that the M...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

KC man pleads guilty in 2019 fatal shooting during First Friday event

A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to two felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting in August 2019 of 25-year-old Erin Langhofer, who was standing at food trucks near 18th and Main Street during a First Friday event, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office: Keeping Strickland in prison is a "manifest injustice"

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2021,

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, following its press conference on the wrongful conviction of inmate Kevin Strickland, releases friend-of-the-court brief filed with Missouri Supreme Court, Jackson County P...

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Amicus Brief on Strickland JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in KC Northeast shooting of city bus rider

For Immediate Release

May 7, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man who shot a metro bus passenger as bus pulled up to a bus stop in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

T...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Liberty, MO, man, 19, faces a dozen felony counts for sex with a 13-year-old girl

For Immediate Release

May 7, 2021

A Liberty, MO, man, 19, faces more than a dozen felony child sex charges for his contact with a 13-year-old girl he friended through social media, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael D. Myers...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor calls for freeing of inmate after 43 years in prison

Media Advisory: The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today with the attorneys for Kevin Strickland regarding his wrongful conviction and to call for his release from prison. Press conference will be held a...

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CIU review letter JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Grandview man, 21, charged in the fatal shooting Sunday of Roosevelt Williamson in Grandview

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2021

A Grandview man, 21, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Roosevelt Williamson on May 2, 2021 in Grandview, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Davion Lamont Fugate, dob: 1/17/19...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2021

A second accomplice in Independence robbery charged in fatal shooting

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2021

A second accomplice in an Independence robbery early Thursday has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Elijah Lockhart during the robbery attempt, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2021

KC man in Independence robbery charged in fatal shooting of his accomplice

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2021

A Kansas City man who admitted to taking part in Independence robbery charged in fatal shooting of his accomplice, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antonio D. Johnson, dob: 5/12/2002, faces Murder...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Jackson County man faces felony charge after he threatens Jackson County judge

For Immediate Release

April 30, 2021

An Independence, MO, man faces a felony charge after he threatened to kill a Jackson County judge, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Bryon G. Postlethwait, dob: 1/18/1985, faces a Class D felony...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

KC woman sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatal shooting at Central High

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2021

A 24- year-old KC woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old girl in February 2019 outside Central High School, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor issues statement regarding jury's verdict in Chauvin case

For Immediate Release

April 20, 20201

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office issued the following statement regarding the jury's verdict in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis:

Justice is served.

For more information, contact:

Michael M...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

KC man, 35, charged in fatal beating this week of Michelle Long in her South KC apartment

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2021

A 35-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating on this week of Michelle Long inside her KC residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anthony D. Jones, dob: 9/16/1985, fac...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Jury convicts woman in fatal November 2017 shooting of Rodney Thurber in KC apartment

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2021

A Jackson County jury today convicted Caitlyn Riffle in the fatal shooting of Rodney V. Thurber whose body was found inside a 2nd floor apartment on Tracy Avenue in Kansas City on Nov. 11, 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts Blue Springs man in 2016 shooting of former girlfriend

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted Jose F. Hernandez of multiple felony charges in connection with the 2016 shooting of his former girlfriend, found bound and shot inside Blue Springs residence, Jackson County P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Charges filed against Brit Reid for driving while intoxicated and causing crash near Arrowhead

For Immediate Release

April 12, 2021

A criminal charge of driving while intoxicated and causing the vehicular crash near Arrowhead Stadium, severely injuring a 5-year-old girl, was filed today against former Chiefs coach Britt Reid, Jackson County Prosecuto...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

KC man, 23, charged in fatal shooting of two on April 1, 2021, in KC

For Immediate Release

April 9, 2021

A 23-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the double fatal shooting at 68th and Walrond in Kansas City on April 1, 2021, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael L. Gilmore, dob: 2/23/19...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts Curtis Lee in the murder in Independence of his father

For Immediate Release

April 9, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man of Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges in connection with the April 2018 fatal stabbing of his father, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

KC man, 28, charged in August 2020 fatal shooting at 46th and Indiana in KC

For Immediate Release

April 9, 2021

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the August 3, 2020, fatal shooting of Antony Taylor near 46th and Indiana in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael L. Finnell, d...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

KC man charged in machete assault at homeless camp at City Hall

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2021

A Kansas City man has been charged for an attack of another man at the City Hall homeless camp late on April 5, 2021, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Carl E. Frazier, dob: 7/7/1970, faces a cha...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Jackson County jury convicts man of Murder 1st Degree in June 2017 homicide

For Immediate Release

April 6, 2021

A Jackson County jury on Tuesday convicted a Kansas City in the 2017 fatal strangling of 24-year-old Ashley Geddes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Cedric O. Russell, 6/2/199...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Lee's Summit man charged in DWI death of Kevin Daniels on U.S. Highway 50 in March

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2021

A Lee's Summit man, 34, faces a serious felony charge for driving the wrong way while intoxicated, resulting in the death of Kevin Daniels on US 50 Highway in Lee's Summit on March 6, 2021, Jackson Coun...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Johnson County, KS, man charged in Raytown murder of one woman, wounding of another

For immediate Release

March 25, 2021

Johnson County, Kan,, man, 26, charged in fatal shooting early Thursday of woman in Raytown, wounding of a second woman, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.  

Travione Rogelio Batey Herna...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Jackson County judge sentences former sheriff's deputy to 180 days jail shock time

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2021

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jackson County sheriff's deputy to 180 days in jail as shock time for shooting a woman in the back during a August 2019 incident following the deputy&apo...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office announces new search site for all criminal cases

For Immediate Release

March 19, 2021

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office released today a new webpage – the Jackson County Criminal Case Dashboard – that allows the public to track in a variety of ways every criminal case submitted to the office.

You can ...

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Criminal Cases Dashboard JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Blue Springs man, 20, charged in Independence fatal shooting Tuesday at Quik Trip

For Immediate Release

March 18, 2021

A 20-year-old Blue Springs man has been charged in connection with the Tuesday evening fatal shooting of Xavier at an Independence Quik Trip on U.S. 24 Highway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

KC man, 40, charged in death of girlfriend's 4-month-old grandchild

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March 18, 2021

A 40-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the homicide of a nearly 4-month old child who suffered mutliple skull fractures and other trauma-related injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Jackson County grand jury indicts police officer related to Country Club Plaza protest assault

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March 12, 2021

A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a Kansas City police officer who sprayed a juvenile protester in the face on May 30, 2020, during daytime protests at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecu...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Second man charged in fatal shooting early Monday at Independence hotel

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March 10, 2021

A second man has been charged in the  fatal shooting early Monday of Tomas Galvan inside an Independence hotel room, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyler Russell, dob: 12/3/1991, of ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Independence man charged in fatal shooting on Monday in Independence motel

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March 9, 2021

An Independence man, 26, has been charged in connection with an early morning fatal shooting on Monday at an Independence hotel, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven T. Decker, dob: 8/30/1994...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

KC North man charged in January shooting incident at Missouri Highway Patrol

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March 8, 2021

A Kansas City North man faces multiple felony counts for discharging an assault rifle after he pulled into the Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop A Headquarters in Lee's Summit on Jan. 4, 2021, and for also...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

KC man sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder of Brandy K. Helbock-Castaneda

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March 2, 2021

A Kansas City man will serve 20 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of Murder 2nd Degree in connection to the fatal beating of Brandy K. Helbock-Castaneda in late 2015 or early 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Jackson County Prosecutor's Office completes review of March 2020 officer-involved fatal shooting

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March 1, 2021

Statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker:

My office today is announcing the results of our review of the shooting of Donnie Sanders, a member of our community, who died from his injuries in March 2020. Th...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

Two Kansas City men charged in connection with fatal Blue Springs shooting

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Feb. 27, 2021

Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with a fatal shooting of Gregory B. Marchand on Friday in Blue Springs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Zaylen Z. Smith, dob: 0/31/2999, face...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Independence woman, 24, charged in fatal shooting in Raytown early today

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Feb. 24, 2021

A 24-year-old Independence woman has been charged in the fatal shooting earlier today of Mitchell T Wright in a Raytown, MO, apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Daizhane M. Redmond, dob:...

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

KC man, 32, charged in fatal shooting Wednesday on W. Pennway Terrace

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Feb. 20, 2021

A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Wednesday of Khasheme Strother, 35, in a residence at 1900 W. Pennway Terrace, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Murder charges filed in fatal shooting of Marcus Haislip III, 3, in 2017

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Feb. 17, 2021

Nearly four years after the fatal shooting, murder charges are filed in the homicide of 3-year-old Marcus Haislip III who was shot in May 2017 near 54th and Park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Media Advisory: Virtual press conference at noon today on new Jackson County murder charges

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Feb. 17, 2021

Media Advisory: A press conference is set for noon today (Feb. 17, 2021) with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, ATF Special Agent in Charge Fred Winston and the Kansas City Police Department about new charges i...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Blue Summit woman, 27, charged in fatal shooting of Zachary Jewell

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Feb. 15, 2021

A Blue Summit woman has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday evening of Zachary Jewell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sarah Devera, dob: 8/6/1993, faces Murder 2nd Deg...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

KC man, 68, charged in stabbing of his sister in KC residence

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Feb. 15, 2021

A Kansas City man, 68, has been charged in the fatal stabbing of his sister in his Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael H. Childs, dob: 6/14/1952, faces Murder 2nd Deg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2021

A 30-year-old KC woman charged in fatal Sunday shooting in KC

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Feb. 11, 2021

A 30-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in the fatal shooting last Sunday of Charles Harris inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marvina Stemmons, dob: 12/3/...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

KC man, 53, charged in Jan. 26, 2021, fatal shooting near 29th and Indiana

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Feb. 10, 2021

A 53-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Charles Blakey on Jan. 26, 2021 in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Curtis Harris, dob: 3/15/...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

KC man charged in 2016 fatal shooting of Brandon Johnson in Sept. 2016 in KC

For Immediate Release

Feb. 10, 2021

A 35-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Brandon Johnson on Sept. 2, 2016 near 28th and Mersington in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terrance A. Jon...

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

A KC 38-year-old man charged in Feb. 4 fatal shooting of man and wounding of woman

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Feb. 6, 2021

An 38-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Feb. 4 of Dionte Harris and the wounding by gunshot of another victim, a woman, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Keaire L....

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

DAs in Tampa and Kansas City make a friendly Super Bowl wager spotlighting social justice

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Feb. 5, 2021

With their Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to face off in Sunday’s Super Bowl, Jean Peters Baker and Andrew Warren—the elected prosecutors serving the two cities—have challenged each other on social media t...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

KC man charged for assault after firing shot inside residence at KC police

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Feb. 1, 2021

Concerned about a girl's welfare, Kansas City police followed blood into a man's residence, where he fired a shot at and struggled with police officers before being taken into custody, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

KC man, suspected of property thefts, charged for shooting at police

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Jan. 29, 2021

A 39-year-old Kansas City man who was a suspect in multiple property crimes on Thursday faces multiple felony charges for fleeing from police at high speeds and firing a. weapon at police officers, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

KC man charged in fatal attacks, stabbings of aunt and uncle in Raytown

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Jan. 29, 2021

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Jan. 13 fatal attacks and stabbings of his aunt and uncle in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Desmond C. Richardson, dob: 5/6/1991,...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

KC man, 27, charged in fatal shooting of apparent stranger walking home at night

For Immediate Release

Jan. 29, 2021

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting in November 2019 of a man, David Como, as he walked home from his bus stop in the evening, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Keith J. Hernandez, 22, charged in Dec. 4, 2020, fatal shooting in KC

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Jan. 25, 2021

Keith J. Hernandez, 22, faces multiple felony counts in connection with the Dec. 4, 2020, fatal shooting of Devonta Dunson in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Hernandez, dob: 1/11/1...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Popular music artist Trey Songz released while further investigation continues

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Jan. 25, 2021

Popular music artist Trey Songz was released early Monday from custody as an investigation into the incident that resulted in his arrest Sunday night during the Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead in Kansas City continue...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Jackson County sheriff's deputy pleads guilty in shooting in Kansas City in 2019

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Jan. 25, 2021

A Jackson County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to felony charges in connection to an August 2019 incident in which a woman was shot in the back in Midtown Kansas City following the deputy's attempt...

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Posted on: January 23, 2021

Murder 1st Degree charge filed in the fatal shooting on Jan. 12 of Linda Gantt

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Jan. 23, 2021

Murder 1st Degree and other felony counts have been filed in connection with the Jan. 2, 2021, fatal shooting of Linda Gantt outside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tra...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2021

KC man charged in rape of Independence woman, other sex crimes

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Jan. 17, 2021

A 23-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with sex and other crimes including the Jan. 9, 2021, rape of an Independence woman after recently meeting her on the Internet, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2021

KC woman charged in Jan. 13, 2021, fatal shooting near Benton Boulevard in KC

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Jan. 17, 2021

A Kansas City woman, 21, charged in fatal shooting of Keith Lars near the 500 block of Benton Boulevard in Kansas City on Jan. 13, 2021, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Tityana Coppag...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

KC man charged in numerous burglaries, thefts in KC

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Jan. 6, 2021

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in multiple KC burglaries and thefts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Isaiah J.J. Brown, dob: 3/2/1991, faces Burglary 2nd Degree, Stealing, two co...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Former KC police sergeant hired by prosecutor for use of force, other reviews

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Jan. 6, 2021

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office has hired a longtime Kansas City Police Department sergeant for a new investigative job that will examine for the prosecutor’s office incidents of police use-of-for...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Grandview man faces charges for kidnapping, assault that led to standoff with police

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Jan. 5, 2021

A Grandview, MO, man faces charges for kidnapping and sexually assaulting victim before he's apprehended following a standoff with police, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Clinton R. Eve...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Criminal charges dismissed today against KC tow truck company owner

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Dec. 22, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office today filed a memo dismissing 31 forgery charges filed against a KC tow truck company owner.

Other outstanding charges against the defendant that were not investigated by KCPD remain....

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

KC man, 26, charged in September fatal shooting of man in Gregory Blvd. residence in KC

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Dec. 17, 2020

A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting in September 2020 of Elier Alejandro Pinon-Anchondo in a East Gregory Boulevard residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Jackson County judge convicts Kevin O. Hurley in 2015 murder in KC

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Dec. 17, 2020

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday found Kevin O. Hurley guilty of Murder 2nd degree in connection with the fatal beating in December 2015 of Brandy K. Castaneda, 42, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

High school coach accused of sexual crimes with student more than a decade ago

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Dec. 16, 2020

While Joshua D. Hood was a high school coach in Holden, MO, in 2003-04, he allegedly had multiple sexual encounters with a high school student under the age of 17; as a result, today, multiple sex crimes were filed by the...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Grandview woman, 21, charged in fatal shooting of 19-year-old man during drug deal

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Dec. 14, 2020

A Grandview, MO, 21-year-old woman has been charged in the fatal shooting of Matthew A Hill Jr., 19, after the woman acknowledged shooting the victim early Sunday during a drug deal, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

KC man, 28, charged in fatal shooting in KC last Friday

For Immediate Release

Nov. 25, 2020

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Heath Morgan inside a residence in the area of 57th and Indiana Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Te...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

KC man, 19, charged in fatal shooting in south KC apartment

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Nov. 19, 2020

A Kansas City man, 19, has been charged in a fatal shooting of Logan Shank, 19, inside a South Kansas City apartment on Wednesday evening, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Graham Dill,...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Independence man charged in fatal shooting Monday on Independence Avenue in KC

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Nov. 19, 2020

A 28-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Michelle P. Capell late Monday on Independence Avenue in Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Northland man charged in shooting of 9-year-old near 40 Highway QuikTrip

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Nov. 16, 2020

A 33-year-old Northland man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a 9-year-old child near a Quik Trip store on 40 Highway on Friday evening, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Blue Springs man, 20, faces charges in fatal shooting of friend in Blue Springs

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Nov. 10, 2020

A Blue Springs man, 20, has been charged in the fatal shooting Monday evening inside a Blue Springs McDonald's restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joseph Mayes, dob: 8/2/2000,faces Invo...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

KC man, 28, charged in fatal stabbing in KC on Thursday

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Nov. 6, 2020

A Kansas City man, 38, has been charged in fatal stabbing in KC on Thursday, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trever A. Young, dob: 7/2/1992, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Kansas City woman, 22, charged in hit-and-run that killed young woman crossing street

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Nov. 10, 2030

A 22-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian, Zahara Kathawalla, dob: 2/2/7/1993, who was crossing the street near 43rd and Main Street in the early morning hours of June 21, 20...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

KC man pleads guilty to Felony Murder in fatal intoxicated crash in February 2020

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Nov. 10, 2020

A Kansas City man who fled from police and crashed into another vehicle near 47th and Raytown Road, killing the driver and injuring a 3-year-old passenger, has pleaded guilty to three felony counts and has been sentenced ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2020

Jackson County jury convicts Eric McMillon in KC child sex case

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Nov. 7, 2020

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted Eric McMillon of multiple charges in connection with sexual assaults involving a minor child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

McMillon, dob: 12/2/1975, ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2020

KCK man charged in fatal shootings of two persons in gas station parking lot

For Immediate Release

Nov. 7, 2020

A 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in the fatal shootings of two persons  Thursday in a Kansas City gas station parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Juan C. B...

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

KC man, 28, charged in fatal stabbing in KC on Thursday

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Nov. 6, 2020

A Kansas City man, 28, has been charged in fatal stabbing in KC on Thursday, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trever A. Young, dob: 7/2/1992, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Jackson County judge sentences Curtrail Hudson to 26 years in prison

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Nov. 5, 2020

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Curtrail Hudson, convicted of murder, assault and other charges in connection with shootings in South Kansas City in Aug. 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor announces new federal grant and its impact

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Nov. 5, 2010

Thank you, Jackson County voters, for advancing me onward to another four years as your Jackson County Prosecutor.

My office has been led for decades by reform-minded prosecutors, beginning with Albert Riederer, who propose...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Newly approved diversion opportunity for non-violent offenders announced

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Oct. 26, 2020

About 60 persons who would traditionally face felony charges for non-violent crimes will be asked in coming days to take part in a special new diversion program initiated by the Jackson County Prosecutors’ Offic...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2020

Jackson County jury convicts defendant in February 2019 homicide in Downtown KC

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Oct. 24, 2020

A Jackson County  jury has convicted Timothy Fernandez in the February 2019 fatal shooting near 17th and Grand of Michael Bryan, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County judge ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Law enforcement join with community for new violence-reduction effort in Raytown

For Immediate Release

Oct. 22, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Raytown Police Chief Robert Kuehl and numerous community leaders will launch today at a 1 p.m. press conference in Raytown a new violence-reduction program, called Raytown Unit...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Press conference at 1 p.m. today about new violence-reduction program in Raytown

For Immediate Release

Oct. 20, 2020

Raytown Police Chief Robert Kuehl will join Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, Sheriff Darryl Forte and community leaders to detail the launch of a new violence-reduction program for Raytown, MO. A press confere...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Charges filed in fatal shooting this week at McDonald's in south KC

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Oct. 20, 2020

An 28-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal shooting Monday in the parking lot of a south Kansas City McDonald's, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kenny T. Moore, dob: 10/11/19...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Prosecutor's Office to monitor polls Nov. 3 for voting irregularities

For Immediate Release 

Oct. 20, 2020 

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will monitor polls on Nov. 3, 2020, for any voting irregularities in the General election, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2020

KC man, 32, charged in rape and domestic abuse before fleeing police

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Sept. 27, 2020

A 32-year-old Kansas City man, who later later was shot by a police officer following a chase, has been charged in connection with a sexual assault and domestic abuse involving his girlfriend, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting Thursday of Keva Hill near 59th and Agnes

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Sept. 25, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting yesterday of Keva Hill near 59th and Agnes in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kelshaun D. Moseley, dob:11/14/1991, faces M...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

KC man, 30, charged in fatal shooting of Daisy Martinez on Southwest Boulevard

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Sept. 19, 2020

A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Daisy Martinez, who was a Mexican celebration day on Southwest Boulevard on Wednesday night, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced t...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

KC man, 27, charged in connection with shots fired in Westport early Sunday

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Sept. 14, 2020

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with firing shots at a vehicle in a parking lot in the Westport area of Kansas City about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Kansas City, Kan., man charged in attempted shooting near Arrowhead Stadium

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Sept. 14, 2020

A Kansas City, Kan., man faces felony charges after he attempted to shoot at a KC Royals employee at the stadium complex, causing a lock down of the stadium Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

A Kansas City teen is the third person charged in a fatal Raytown shooting in August

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Sept. 11, 2020

A third co-defendant has been charged in the Aug. 10, 2020, fatal shooting of Lucas Jester during what witnesses described as a "drug deal gone bad" in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Lee's Summit teen charged in fatal shooting in August in Raytown

For Immediate Release

Sept. 9, 2020

A Lee’s Summit teen has been charged in the fatal shooting of Lucas Jester in August in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Xzaveion King, dob: 11/4/2002, faces Murder 2nd Degree...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

KC man, 38, charged in fatal shooting at 49th and Paseo on Aug. 30

For Immediate Release

Sept. 4, 2020

A 38-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Aug. 30 fatal shooting of Andrew Dickie in the 4900 block of Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darryl Price, dob: 8/16/...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Second defendant charged in fatal shooting in Independence

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Aug. 28, 2020

A second defendant has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree in connection with a fatal shooting of Shonay Persinger in Independence on Aug. 13, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Isaiah Woods...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

KC man charged in Aug. 13 fatal shooting of Shonay Persinger in Independence

For Immediate Release

Aug. 27, 2020

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Aug. 13. fatal shooting of Shonay Persinger in an Independence residences, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ivory D. Alford, dob: 12/2/2001...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Jackson County judge convicts security guard in fatal shooting outside KC club

For Immediate Release

Aug. 25, 2020

A Jackson County judge has found a former security guard guilty of Murder 2nd Degree in the fatal shooting  of Kevin Thomas outside the Yum Yum Bar and Grill on Kansas City’s Eastside, Jackson County Pr...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor to hold press conference at 4 p.m.

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Aug. 21, 2020

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will hold a press conference about a grand jury indictment today. The press conference will be at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Jackson County Prosecutor’...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Jackson County grand jury indicts KC police sergeant for excessive force on 15-year-old

For Immediate Release

Aug. 21, 2020

A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a Kansas City police sergeant for Assault 3rd degree, a felony, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today at a Kansas City press conference.

Sgt. Matthew T. Neal, ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Kansas City 19-year-old charged in fatal shooting near 12th and Lawndale this month

For Immediate Release

Aug. 20, 2020

A Kansas City man, 19, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Aug. 1 of Michael W. Brown in front of a residence near 12th and Lawndale in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting of his wife, Kimah McDonald, in Independence

For Immediate Release

Aug. 17, 2020

A 63-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his wife, Kimah McDonald, on Sunday evening in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Larnell McDonald, dob: 11/10...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Grandview man, 22, charged in fatal shooting of Chieyene Wallis on July 24, 2020, in KC

For Immediate Release

Aug. 17, 2020

A Grandview man, 22, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Chieyene Wallis on July 24, 2020, in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

MIchael P. Skinner, dob: 5/28/1998, faces...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

KC man charged in July 31 fatal stabbing of Larry Dickerson near Linwood and Benton boulevards

For Immediate Release

Aug. 17, 2020

A 39-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Larry Dickerson on July 31, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Syan R. Crawford, dob: 8/20/1980, faces...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

KC man charged in Raytown homicide described as drug deal gone bad

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Aug. 13, 2020

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Lucas Jester on Aug. 10, 2020, in an incident described as drug deal gone bad, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Media Advisory: Press Conference today at 4 p.m. in Jackson County Courthouse

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Aug. 13, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a press conference today at 4 p.m. in the Jackson County Courthouse Downtown to announce new criminal charges in a recent homicide in Kansas City.

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Daughter of slain KC woman charged in her mother's death

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Aug. 13, 2020

The 20-year-old daughter of Stacey M. Bell, who was found stabbed to death in her south Kansas City home on Aug. 9, 2020, has been charged in her mother’s murder, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

KC man, 22, charged in fatal shooting of 4-year-old Legend as he slept

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Aug. 13, 2020

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of 4-year-old Legend M. Taliferro, who was asleep at home the morning of June 29, 2020, when a shot was fired into his residence and struck him, Jackson...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker calls effort for concurrent jurisdiction political and dangerous

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Aug. 12, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement today regarding efforts by the Missouri Governor and Attorney General to win concurrent jurisdiction in St. Louis City

This is not new.  I...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

KC man charged in double homicide Saturday evening in residence backyard on East 47th Terrace

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Aug. 10, 2020

A Kansas City man, 40, has been charged in the fatal shooting of two men, ages 67 and 59, in the backyard of a Kansas City residence Saturday evening on East 47th Terrace, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Jackson County judge sentences Ahmed Aden for killing 15-year-old Somali outside KC mosque

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Aug. 4, 2020

A Jackson County judge has sentenced Ahmed Aden, 40, to 40 years in prison for killing a 15-year-old Somali boy outside a Kansas City mosque in December 2014, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

KC man charged in July 2019 fatal shooting of Corey Robinson near 57th and McGee in KC

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Aug. 3, 2020

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Corey Robinson on July 9, 2019, in a park near 57th and McGee in Kansas City, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.&a...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Prosecutor's Office to monitor polls on Tuesday for voting irregularities

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting of Briana Johnson inside a KC residence on Sunday

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Aug. 3, 2020

A Kansas City man, 27, faces several felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Briana Johnson inside a Kansas City residence on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Posted on: August 2, 2020

KC man, passenger in vehicle, charged in fatal shooting on July 22 of driver Lodillar Styles

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Aug. 2, 2020

A Kansas City man, 38, has been charged in the July 22 fatal shooting of Lodillar R. Styles, who a witness said had driven the defendant to a residence when the defendant suddenly shot him in the head, Jackson County Prose...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Lee's Summit man charged in apparent road rage incident last nigh on Interstate 470

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July 31, 2020

Lee’s Summit man charged with shooting on Interstate 470 at vehicles and drivers after apparent driving incident, possibly road rage, involving another driver, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Two Kansas City men charged in fatal shooting at Independence convenience store on July 27

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July 30, 2020

Two Kansas City men, ages 18 and 20, have been charged in the fatal shooting on July 27, 2020, at an Independence convenience store, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean Matlock, dob:...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Kansas City man charged in the fatal June beating of man in KC Northeast

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July 29, 2020

A 42-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the June 15, 2020, fatal beating of Hoang Dinh in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antoine Cotton, dob: 8/30/...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Independence man charged in fatal shooting on Sunday of his wife

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July 27, 2020

An Independence man, 41, has been charged in the fatal shooting Sunday of his wife, Daina M. Smith, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ryan D. Smith, dob: 9/18/1978, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Ar...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

KC man, 38, charged in fatal shooting woman riding on Red Bridge Road in an ATV on July 1

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July 27, 2020

A 38-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman as she drove an ATV on Red Bridge Road in Kansas City on July 1, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Posted on: July 25, 2020

Kansas City man charged in March 2020 fatal shooting outside Prospect convenience store

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July 25, 2020

A 44-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting in March 2020 of Frederick Outley outside a Kansas City convenience store near 9th and Prospect Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Two KCPD officers now face felony charges for using excessive force in 2019 arrest

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July 24, 2020

A Jackson County grand jury today indicted two Kansas City police officers for felony assault after they used excessive force in arresting a citizen on a Kansas City sidewalk in May 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Lee's Summit man charged in fatal shooting Thursday night in Independence

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July 24, 2020

A 23-year-old Lee’s Summit man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Matthew Bland-Williams, 26, outside an Independence, MO, residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Arieous K....

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Kansas City man charged in fatal shooting of pregnant woman walking with stroller

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July 22, 2020

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman who was walking Monday morning with a 1-year-old in a stroller near 27th and Van Brunt Boulevard, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Kansas City, Kan., man charged in fatal shooting at 85th and Woodland

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July 21, 2020

A 40-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in the fatal shooting last weekend in the parking lot of a convenience store at 85th and Woodland in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2020

Protester charged in assault of a law enforcement officer at KCPD headquarters

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July 18, 2020

A 23-year-old protester from Lawrence, Kan., has been charged in the  assault of a law enforcement officer Friday night at KCPD police headquarters, Jackson County  Prosecutor  Jean Peters Baker...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Former KCPD officer sentenced to probation and time in a county jail

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July 7, 2020

Former KCPD officer was sentenced Tuesday to probation and shock time in a county jail for vehicular fatality outside Arrowhead Stadium in October 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Blue Springs dispatcher charged in illegal use of official law enforcement information

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July 7, 2020

A Blue Springs Police Department dispatcher has been charged with misusing official law enforcement information, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jessica L. Smith, dob: 10/15/1978, faces a misdem...

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Posted on: July 4, 2020

KCK man charged in fatal shooting Thursday night at 35th and Prospect Avenue

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July 4, 2020

A 29-year-old Kansas City, KS, man has been charged with Murder 1st Degree in the fatal shooting on Thursday night at 35th and Prospect Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba,ker announced today.

Nerville Awuh, do...

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Charges filed after woman shot in domestic assault in Raytown today

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July 3, 2020

A 47-year-old Independence, MO, man has been charged in the abduction and shooting of a woman in a domestic assault today in Raytown, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyrone Johnson, dob: 10/...

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting of Darren Marshall near 27th and Chestnut

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July 3, 2020

A 36-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Wednesday evening of Darren E Marshall, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Eric Thomas, dob: 12/7/1983, faces...

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Two KC men, siblings, charged in fatal shooting this week in Ruskin

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July 3, 2020

Two Kansas City men, siblings, have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Tuesday night of Quindell Burrell in a city park in the Ruskin area of south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a...

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

KC man charged in shooting of KCPD officer and bus driver on Thursday

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July 3, 2020

A 25-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shootings of a bus driver and a Kansas City (MO) Police officer on a city ATA bus on Thursday morning in the Northeast area of Kansas City, near Independence Avenue and...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Two men charged in connection with shootings in Raytown on Tuesday evening

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July 1, 2020

An 18-year-old Kansas City man and a 22-year-old Grandview man have been charged in connection with the shootings that injured one and took the life of a 15-year-old in Raytown on Tuesday night, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Former Harrisonville teacher charged with sexual contact with a high school student

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June 24, 2020

A former Harrisonville High School teacher has been charged with several felony counts for sexual activity with a high school student in the summer of 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jose...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Columbia, MO, man charged in late January to early February fatal shooting in KC

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June 22, 2020

A Columbia, MO, man, 41, has been charged in the fatal shooting in Kansas City of Derrick Wallace in late January or early February 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mark S. Salisbury, dob:...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Charges filed against officer in December 2019 shooting of Cameron Lamb

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June 18, 2020

A Jackson County grand jury earlier today indicted a Kansas City police officer in the fatal shooting of Cameron Lamb on Dec. 3, 2019 at his residence in the 4100 block of College Avenue.

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Prosecutor's Office to hold press conference this evening at 6 p.m.

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June 18, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will hold a press conference at 6 p.m. this evening in the 10th floor conference room in the Downtown Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street. Please enter the courthouse, which is ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

KC man charged charged in June 1 fatal shooting of Ivory R. Harris

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June 18, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on June 1, 2020, in the common area of an apartment complex on E. 13th Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Homeless woman charged in death of homeless man in May 2020

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June 12, 2020

A 48-year-old homeless woman has been charged in connection with the May 2020 stabbing death of Howard West, 46, who was found on a sidewalk in Northeast Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

KC man, 18, faces felony charges in connection with May 3 fatal shooting near 80th and Michigan

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June 12, 2020

An 18-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with May 3 fatal shooting of Mauricia Strother, 18, near 80th and Michigan, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Wesley Palton, dob ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Statement on the KC Freedom Project rally today

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June 10, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office wholeheartedly supports citizens of Jackson County making their voices heard. And we are happy to discuss any concerns with them.

Several members of the prosecutor&rsquo...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Angel Perea, 17, sentenced to 17 years in prison for murder of Fernando Perez, wounding of others

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June 9, 2020

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced Angel Perea, 17, to 17 years in prison for the murder of Fernando Perez and the wounding of two others in a Jan. 26, 2019 shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

KC man, 31, charged in fatal shootings of two and wounding of two others in May 2020

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June 9, 2020

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of two others inside a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ray...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

KC man, 26, charged in fatal shooting at 41st and Troost Avenue on Sunday

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June 9, 2020

A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Matthew Cox on early  Sunday morning outside an apartment near 41st and Troost Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

Michael Gullett charged in 2004 murder at homeless camp, the fourth connected to Gullett

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June 6, 2020

A man already convicted of murdering two other men in a homeless camp in Kansas City has been charged in the 2004 fatal beating of Steven Cassidy, whose remains were not identified until 2008, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting at CVS on 23rd Street in Independence

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June 6, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Juan Hernandez at a CVS store on 23rd Street in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Edwin A. Sagastume-Sosa,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

New web page launched to report police officer misconduct, excessive force

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June 4, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office has launched a new web page to accept submissions from the public of police misconduct or excessive use of force, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

An Independence man has been charged in the Downtown stabbing of police officer

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June 4, 2020

An Independence man who told police he was suicidal when he stabbed a Kansas City police officer in the chest has been been charged with 1st Degree Assault, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor denounces city charging non-violent protesters

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June 4, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued this statement today:

My office denounces charges being filed against non-violent protesters. Based on calls to my office and after speaking to protest organizer Henry Serv...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Correction: Where to direct concerns about detained protesters

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June 2, 2020

Many concerned citizens called the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office late today and this evening expressing concern social media reports that protesters were being held in detention without access to attorneys o...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Kansas City man charged after he posts social media messages suggesting looting of Walmart

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June 2, 2020

A south Kansas City man has been charged after posting in social media the suggestion of looting Walmart in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Bryant Lewis, dob: 9/26/2001, faces a misdeme...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

KC man, 22, charged in fatal shooting on May 31 in Kansas City

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June 2, 2020

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting Monday of Anthony Ford Jr., on May 31 in a Kansas City apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damon Johnson...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Former KC police officer pleads guilty in fatal vehicular crash near Arrowhead in 2018

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June 2, 2020

A former Kansas City police officer who crashed into a vehicle outside the Truman Sports Complex before the Oct. 18, 2018, Kansas City Chiefs’ Sunday night NFL game, killing one passenger in the car and injuring ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Prosecutor's Office to monitor polls today for voting irregularities

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June 2, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will monitor polls today for any voting irregularities in the General Municipal election on June 2, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker calls for needed changes in justice system

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June 1, 2020

What follows is a statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker:

A group of prosecutors and staff from my office joined the lawful protests on Sunday afternoon at Mill Creek Park near the Plaza as a way to hono...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Four persons charged in thefts from Plaza stores on Saturday night

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June 1, 2020

Four Kansas City residents have been charged in connection with thefts from Plaza stores during protests there on Saturday night, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donzell R. Davis, dob: 6/16/1990...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Independence man, who flees from shooting, charged in crash that killed another driver

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May 28, 2020

A 22-year-old Independence man has been charged in connection with killing another driver Wednesday after he shot into a vehicle and fled that scene at a high rate of speed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Prosecutor's Office to monitor polls on Tuesday for voting irregularities

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May 28, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will monitor polls next Tuesday for any voting irregularities in the General Municipal election on June 2, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Independence man sentenced to 30 years in prison shooting of his girlfriend

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 Aug. 26,2022

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced an Independence man to 30 years in prison for the the fatal 2020 shooting of his girlfriend, Camry A. Alonzo, in her residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Independence man charged in the fatal shooting of Derrick C. White in 2019

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May 22, 2020

An Independence man, currently in federal custody, has been charged in connection with the March 3, 2019 fatal shooting of Derick White, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon L. Hill, dob: 2/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Independence teen charged in fatal shooting at Truman Road gas station

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May 20, 2020

An Independence teen has been charged in the fatal shooting of Jason Juszcyk outside a Truman Road gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Camryn Wilkins, dob: 6/08/2002, faces charges of M...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

KC man, 28, charged in double fatality vehicular accident in February

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May 18, 2020

A Kansas City man, 28, has been charged in connection with the deaths of two persons in a vehicular accident near 18th and Brooklyn in Kansas City in February 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Two KCPD officers charged in excessive force case on KC sidewalk

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May 15, 2020

Two Kansas City police officers have been charged in connection with the use of excessive force during the arrest of a citizen outside a Kansas City beauty supply store on May 24, 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

KC man, 32, charged in the fatal shooting of woman at her KC home

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May 14, 2020

A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the August 2019 fatal shooting of Sandrina C. Khan at a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael D. Garret...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

KC man, 43, charged in fatal shootings this week of two men in east Kansas City

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May 7, 2020

A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shootings of two men in the early morning hours Wednesday in a East Kansas City apartment  and at a gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Two KC men charged in December 2016 shooting near Plaza Library

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May 4, 2020

Two Kansas City men, who are brothers, have been charged in connection with the December 2016 fatal shooting of Akheem Hobby in the parking garage near the Plaza Library in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

KCK man charged in the April 12 fatal shooting of Daniel Washington in KC

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April 29, 2020

A 33-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 12, 2020, of Daniel L. Washington near the area of 40th and Agnes in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Kansas City woman charged with running man over with vehicle multiple times

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April 27, 2020

A Kansas City woman has been charged with attacking two persons on Saturday with a vehicle, killing one man after running him over multiple times and injuring another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal shooting of his wife at home

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April 27, 2020

A 34-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Sunday of his wife, Anna Velasquez, inside their Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Oak Grove man, 28, charged in connection with 2019 fatal beating of KC man

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April 23, 2020

A 28-year-old Oak Grove man has been charged in connection with the fatal beating of a Kansas City man in mid-September 2019 , Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced  today.

David Z. Haynie, dob: 1...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Kansas City woman charged in fatal shooting of Blue Springs resident

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April 22, 2020

A 32-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Blue Springs’ man in his residence, Jackson County . Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Francesca Hernandez,...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Four KC men charged in July 1, 2017, fatal shootings of three Tulsa men

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April 21, 2020

Four Kansas City men have been indicted by a Jackson County grand jury in connection with the July 1, 2017 murders of three Tulsa men visiting Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rash...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Kansas City man charged in shooting woman who was taking his vehicle

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April 20, 2020

A Kansas City man who earlier this month fired multiple shots at a woman who was driving off in his vehicle has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder, other charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced to...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Second defendant charged in fatal KC burglary attempt earlier this month

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April 17, 2020

A second defendant has been charged in the fatal home robbery near 80th and Campbell on April 5, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

George Steen, dob: 12/16/998, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Bu...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Tow truck driver who fired shots at fleeing driver charged with multiple felonies

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April 16, 2020

A Kansas City tow truck driver who fired several shots at a fleeing driver has been charged with multiple felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Prentiss D. Burks, dob: 7/7/1977, faces...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

KC man charged in the fatal stabbing, robbery of man in KC park

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April 8, 2020

A 36-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in a fatal attack in Blue Valley park that took the life of Felipe Carrillo, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Corey L. Darden, dob: 10/23/1983, fac...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

KC man, 24, faces Murder 2nd Degree, other felony charges in early-Sunday fatal shooting

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April 6, 2020

A Kansas City man, 24, has been charged in the early-Sunday fatal shooting of Monrico Roseberry in an apartment near 80th and Campbell in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Shimari Fr...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Independence man, 18, charged in April 3 fatal shooting in Independence

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April 6, 2020

An 18-year-old Independence man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 3, 2020, of Nikolas Lampton outside an Independence apartment complex, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Two other KCK men charged in late-February Westport shooting that killed one

For Immediate Release

April 2, 2002

Two additional Kansas City, Kan., men have been charged in connection with the late-February fatal shooting in the Westport entertainment district, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lavont Carter...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Woman charged in fatal daytime shooting oustside KCPD's Central Patrol in late February

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March 27, 2020

A Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal daytime shooting of Devon Nolan just outside KCPD’s Central Patrol in late February, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

KC man, 47, charged in March 13 fatal shooting of Stacey R. Witherspoon

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March 23, 2020

A 47-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the March 13, 2020, fatal shooting of Stacey R. Witherspoon in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darick Neely...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor announces actions related to COVID-19 crisis

For Immediate Release

March 19, 2020

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, announced today that we would initiate actions to reduce the impacts of this crisis on the criminal justice system, including the Ja...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Second defendant charged in Westport shootings that took life of 17-year-old

For Immediate Release

March 12, 2020

A second defendant has been charged in connection with the shootings in Westport in the early morning of Feb. 29, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ernest Jones Jr., dob: 6/9/1996, faces U...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Two Kansas City teens charged in March 4 fatal shooting at 10th and Brooklyn

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March 9, 2020

Two Kansas City teens, 17 and 18, have been charged in the fatal shooting early in the morning of March 4, 2020, in the area of 10th and Brooklyn, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Somoan Harter,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Prosecutor's Office to monitor polls on Tuesday for voting irregularities

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2020

KC man sentenced to 22 years for the murder of Cornell Reed in December 2018

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March 6, 2020

A Kansas City man, 32, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the murder of Cornell Reed in a fatal December 2018 shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven T. Kelow,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Jackson County Prosecutor releases 2019 annual report on office's activities and programs

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March 3, 2020

A 2019 Annual Report on the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office is being made available today to the public. It gives new statistics and stories about activities and programs in the office, including a new analys...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

KCK man, 25, charged in connection with Westport weekend shooting

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March 1, 2020

A Kansas City, Kan., man, 25, has been charged in connection with the shooting in the Westport area of Kansas City early Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced  today.

Devon L. Carter, dob...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Two men charged in 2017 fatal shooting of 16-year-old in Blue Springs

For Immediate Release

Feb. 28, 2020

Two Jackson County men, both 21, have been charged in the fatal shooting in December 2017 of Colby Stephenson outside a Blue Springs, MO, residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Taron D. Tho...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2020

KC man charged in October 2019 fatal shooting of Rayford Reed

For Immediate Release

Feb. 28, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the October 2019 fatal shooting of Rayford E. Reed inside a residence in the area of 29th and Askew, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Eric C...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

KC man charged in injuring 3-week-old child in his sole care

For Immediate Release

Feb. 25, 2020

A Kansas City man who had sole care of a 3-week-old child has been charged in connection with the child’s abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Corriel D. Willis, dob: 5/12/1994, fac...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2020

DWI, resisting charges filed in Wednesday night crash that injured woman and 3-year-old

For Immediate Release

Jan. 21, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged with resisting arrest and DWI after he caused a crash at 47th and Raytown Road injuring the driver in another vehicle and a 3-year-old passenger in the vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Grandview man charged in kidnapping, assault, rape of women in KC

For Immediate Release

Feb. 16, 2020

A 39-year-old Grandview, MO, man faces a dozen felony counts in connection with the kidnapping, assault and raping of three unrelated female victims in 2019 and 2020 incidents, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2020

KC man charged in Nov. 6, 2019 fatal shooting of Michael K. Jones

For Immediate Release

Feb. 12, 2020

A Kansas City man faces charges in connection with the Nov. 6, 2019, fatal shooting of Michael K. Jones in the area of 53rd and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ronnie Steven Grady, dob: ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Jackson County jury convicts KC man today in 2018 fatal shooting and assault

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February 10, 2020

A Jackson County jury on Monday convicted a Kansas City man on multiple felony charges in connection with shootings in South Kansas City in Aug. 2018 that killed one man and injured others, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

KCK man charged in car chase through secured Chiefs parade route

For Immediate Release

Feb. 6, 2020

A 42-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with the car chase with law enforcement vehicles through the secured Chiefs Celebration Parade on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Lee's Summit woman, 75, charged in January bank robbery

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Feb. 5, 2020

A 75-year-old Lee’s Summit woman has been charged with stealing more than $750 from a Lee’s Summit bank on Jan. 23, 2020, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Bonnie B. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2020

KC man, arrested in Iowa, faces charges in 2019 double murder here

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Feb. 4, 2020

A Kansas City man, who was arrested recently on unrelated charges in Iowa, faces charges in connection with the  Sept. 10, 2019, fatal shooting of Dajuan M. Reese and Rance Burton during an attempted robbery in a ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

KC man charged in fatal beating this week of his aunt

For Immediate Release

Jan. 28, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged with beating his aunt to death in her home, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darryl J. Banks, dob: 10/6/1986, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Crimin...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2020

KCK man pleads guilty in the murder in October 2017 of William Domann

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Jan. 27, 2020

A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to five felony counts, including Murder 2nd Degree, and was sentenced Monday to 25 years in a Missouri prison in connection with the murder of William Domann on Oct. 30, 2017, J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

KC man charged in shooting of three persons on 56th Street Thursday night

For Immediate Release

Jan. 24, 2020

A 28-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with the shooting of three persons in the street in the area of 56th and Bellefontaine, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Two KC men charged in Thursday fatal shooting of Andre D. Tolan in KC

For Immediate Release

Jan. 24, 2020

Two KC men have been charged in the fatal shooting of Andre D. Tolan, who was found shot to death outside apartments in the area of 76th and Monroe, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Malik Sherma...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Jeffrey Moreland, already serving life without parole sentence, pleads to second murder

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Jan. 24, 2020

Jeffrey Moreland, a former police officer who already has been sentenced in Cass County to life without parole for a murder conviction, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts related to the  Oct. 29, 2010 murder of ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Second defendant charged in fatal shooting of Earl Finch III in his driveway

For Immediate Release

Jan. 22, 2020

A second defendant has been charged in the Jan. 5, 2020, fatal shooting of Earl Finch III in his driveway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anderson D. White,  dob: 9/23/1994, faces Mur...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Independence man charged in fatal shooting of Robiell Avilla

For Immediate Release

Jan. 22, 2020

A 21-year-old Independence is the second defendant charged in the fatal shooting of Robiell Avilla in a Kansas City residence on Sept. 21, 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damarco Watkins,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

Murder charges filed in KC fatal shooting of Ricardo Ortiz in November

For Immediate Release

Jan. 21, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Richardo Ortiz in November as he was walking his dog in his neighborhood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker  announced today.

Malcolm P. Weston...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Jackson County judge sentences man who committed murder while on bond to 34 years

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Jan. 17, 2020

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a Pleasant Hill, MO, man to 34 years in a Missouri prison for fatally shooting a woman and injuring another while the defendant was out on bond, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

KC man charged in fatal shooting of wife in KC home where she was found Friday

For Immediate Release

Jan. 13, 2020

A 36-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Georgia Petsch, 38, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon J. Petsch, dob: 6/1/1983, faces Murder 2nd De...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

KC man, 21, charged in fatal shooting of Deandre Chiney and wounding of 5-month-old

For Immediate Release

Jan. 10, 2020

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday of Deandre Chiney and the wounding of a 5-month-old baby, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Nicholas A. James, do...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

KC man charged in Christmas Eve fatal shooting of Carter McCollum

For Immediate Release

Jan. 9, 2020

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Dec. 24, 2019, of Carter McCollum who was shot in a vehicle in the area of 69th and Olive in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pet...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Two charged in Lee's Summit drive-by shootings into residences

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Jan. 8, 2020

Two persons have been charged in a multiple drive-by shootings into residences in Lee's Summit and Blue Springs, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Chance D. Boles, dob: 9/16/2000, and Atianna ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2020

KC 19-year-old charged in September 2019 fatal shooting of Robiell Avilla

For Immediate Release

Jan. 7, 2020

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Robiell Avilla during an attempted robbery in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jordan L....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts security guard in 2018 shooting near KC bar

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Dec. 13, 2019

A Jackson County jury late Thursday convicted a security guard in the fatal shooting June 29, 2018 of Kevin Thomas near the Yum Yum Bar and Grill on 24th Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

KC man, 27, charged in fatal shooting of Brent Barnes and wounding of others in June

For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2019

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the murder of Brent Barnes and the wounding of others in a June 2019 shooting in the area of 84th and Paseo Boulevard in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Former KC man, charged in New Orleans, now faces charges in 2004 sex assaults here

For Immediate Release

Dec. 10, 2019

An accused serial rapist linked by DNA to at least five sexual assaults of women in New Orleans now faces multiple felony charges here in connection with three sexual assaults from 2004, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pet...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Independence man charged in fatal shooting during attempted burglary

For Immediate Release

Dec. 6, 2019

An Independence man has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree in conneciton with the fatal shooting of another man during an attempted burglary of an Independence apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting on Nov. 26 of Evelyn Frazier

For Immediate Release

Dec. 4, 2019

A Kansas City man, 28, faces multiple felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Evelyn M. Frazier and the wounding of another victim on Nov. 26, 2019, in the area of 31st and Cypress Avenue in Kansas City, Ja...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

KC man charged in Nov. 15 fatal shooting in outside south KC store

For Immediate Release

Dec. 4, 2019

A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting on Nov. 15, 2019, of Gerald D. Berry in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jhermeil R. Taylor, dob: 1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

KC man charged in death of 2-month-old baby boy in his care

For Immediate Release

Dec. 3, 2019

A KC man has been charged in the August 2019 death of a 2-month-old child in his care in a KC residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Arlandez R. Drew, dob: 10/4/1991, faces Abuse or Neglect ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2019

Grandview man faces charges in Saturday fatal shooting in KC

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Nov. 24, 2019

A Grandview, MO, man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting Saturday in the south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terrance D. Wright, dob: 8/28/1995, faces Murder 2nd...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts Lee's Summit man of child-sex offenses, suggests 100-plus years

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Nov. 22, 2019

A Jackson County jury has convicted a Lee's Summit man of multiple child-sex offenses and recommended more than 100 years in a state prison, if the sentences are set to run consecutively, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Lee's Summit man charged with manslaughter in fatal vehicular crash in May

For Immediate Release

Nov. 21, 2019

A Lee's Summit man has been charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for causing the death of Sherman L. Thompson in a vehicular accident in Lee's Summit this May, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Criminal charges filed against Mayor of Berkeley, MO

For Immediate Release

Nov. 21, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released the following statement regarding criminal charges filed today against the Mayor of Berkeley, MO.

In early 2019, my office was appointed as Special Prosecutor by the Pre...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Murder charges filed in Independence fatal shooting in Thai restaurant

For Immediate Release

Nov. 18, 2019

A 25-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman this weekend inside an Independence Thai restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Porntrep Ph...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts man in Independence murder of Sarah Simms

For Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted a Pleasant Hill, MO, man of murder and other felony charges in the 2018 fatal shooting of Sarah Simms, as well as the wounding of another victim, all while the defendant was out o...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

KC man charged in death of man thrown from back of truck on Interstate 435

For Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2019

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the death of Steve Norris, who was thrown from the back of a truck after the defendant attempted to drive off with the vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Jury convicts Independence man in multiple child-sex offenses with 13-year-old girl

For Immediate Release

Nov. 15, 2019

A Jackson County jury late Thursday found James P. Dodd Jr., guilty of multiple child-sex felonies in connection with 2009 and 2010 crimes investigated by Kansas City police regarding two children, one as young as 7, Jack...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

KC man sentenced to 20 years in prison for 2010 fatal shooting in KC

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Nov. 14, 2019

A Jackson County judge sentenced Danzel Reese today to 20 years in prison for the 2010 fatal shooting of Lance W. Rutter during a robbery in the 3800 block of Baltimore in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Two KC men charged in October shooting of Cortez Nash near 68th and Olive in KC

For Immediate Release

Nov. 11, 2019

A 19-year-old and an 18-year-old, both of Kansas City, have been charged with four felony counts in the fatal shooting in October of Cortez Nash and the wounding of another man who were walking along the street in the are...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Media advisory: Prosecutor Office letter released about evidence in KC officer-involved shooting

Media Advisory

Nov. 7, 2019

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office has posted publicly a letter detailing its review of the investigation of the May 26, 2019 fatal shooting of Terrance Bridges by a Kansas City Police officer. A copy of that letter is linked...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

KC man charged in fatal vehicular crash at Interstates 470 and 49

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Nov. 4, 2019

A Kansas City man has been charged with operating an motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of Daniel Shafer in a Jan. 5, 2019, fatal vehicular accident on Interstate 470 near Interstate 49, Jac...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor's statement regarding murder case dismissal in Independence

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Oct. 31, 2019

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office released the following statement today:

In mid-December 2018, a Jackson County jury seated in Division 16 in Independence, Missouri heard all of the evidence and argument in the case ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Media Advisory: Jackson County COMBAT cleanup Tuesday near Central High

Media Advisory

Oct. 28, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will be available Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the COMBAT cleanup planned in the area of Central High in Kansas City.

Baker will be available for media interviews about the cleanup at 10 a.m. ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Grand jury ruling issued in May 26, 2019, officer-involved shooting in KC

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Oct. 25, 2019

A Jackson County grand jury this week issued a no-true bill, meaning no charges would be filed, in the May 2019 fatal shooting of Terrance M. Bridges, dob: 10-29-1988, by a Kansas City police responding to a call, Jackson...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Daviune Minor sentenced to 87 years for child-sex convictions

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Oct. 26, 2019

A Jackson County judge has ordered Daviune C. Minor, 34, to serve 87 years in a Missouri prison for repeated child sex convictions involving young children in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecuutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Jackson County Jury convicts Charles V. Carter in Christmas Eve 2017 fatal shooting

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Oct. 18, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted Charles V. Carter in the Christmas Eve 2017 fatal shooting of Abdi Sanweyne as he was was walking home with his groceries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced to...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Arthur Norman sentenced to life in prison, plus 10 years, for 2016 rape conviction

For Immediate Release

Oct. 18, 2019

A Jackson County judge sentenced 59-year-old Arthur Norman Jr. to life in prison, plus 10 years, for his conviction in a 2016 rape in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Norman, dob: 9...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

KC man and woman charged in triple homicide near 45th and South Benton on Thursday

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Oct. 18, 2019

A Kansas City man and woman have been charged in the Thursday evening fatal shooting of three persons in the 4500 block of South Benton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lynnsey D...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

A 29-year-old Raytown man charged in fatal shooting Sunday of Frankie Gilmore

For Immediate Release

Oct. 15, 2019

A 29-year-old Raytown man has been charged with knowingly causing the death of Frankie Gilmore on Sunday by shooting him at a residence in the 8800 block of East 85th Street in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Lee's Summit man who dealt drugs to woman charged in her overdose death

For Immediate Release

Oct. 12, 2019

A Lee's Summit man has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree after he dealt drugs to a woman who died a short later as a result of overdosing on heroin and fentanyl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Anton Hunter sentenced to 25 years for 18-year-old Isabell Addison

For Immediate Release

Oct. 11, 2019

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Anton L. Hunter, 21, to 25 years in a Missouri prison for the fatal shooting in 2017 of an 18-year-old  Isabell Addison, at a traffic signal at Blue Parkway and Cle...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Lee's Summit man charged with assault of KCPD officer

For Immediate Release

Oct. 11, 2019

A Lee's Summit man, prohibited from carrying a firearm faces an Assault 2nd Degree felony charge for pulling a firearm on a KCPD officer then struggling with him, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Jackson County sheriff's deputy charged in shooting of woman in KC

For Immediate Response

Oct. 9, 2019

A Jackson County sheriff's deputy faces felony assault and another charge after she shot a woman in the back in Midtown Kansas City in August 2019 following the deputy's attempt to arrest her, Jackson County Prosecutor Je...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2019

KC man charged for driving at police with car, before police shot him

For Immediate Release

Oct. 4, 2019

A 46-year-old Kansas City man who drove a vehicle at police attempting to stop him has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the incident Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...

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Posted on: October 5, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts homeless man who stabbed two victims

For Immediate Release

Oct. 5, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Friday found Panom R. Gai, 50, guilty of multiple felony counts in connection with a 2017 fatal stabbing of a woman and the wounding of another person, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2019

KC man, 23, charged in fatal shooting Sept. 27 of John T. Wilson III

For Immediate Release

Oct. 3, 2019

A Kansas City man, 23, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Sept. 27, 2019, of John T. Wilson III inside his apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Daniel A. Bigge, dob:...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Man who fired shot at vehicle in Independence, wounding child, is charged

For Immediate Release

Sept. 27, 2019

A Kansas City man who told police he fired a handgun at a vehicle, striking a child inside, has been charged with felony counts that carry up to a 30-year prison sentence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Impaired KC wrong-way driver sentenced to 26 years in prison

For Immediate Release

Sept. 27, 2019

A Kansas City man who in November 2017 was driving at 2 a.m. the wrong way on U.S. 71 Highway near Interstate 435, resulting in a collision that killed Laura and Ryan Humphrey was sentenced today to 26 years in prison, J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2019

Tow truck company operator faces 31 counts of forgery for widespread deceptive practices

For Immediate Release

Sept. 27, 2019

A Kansas City tow truck operator faces multiple forgery counts after a police investigation uncovered a widespread scheme set up by the defendant to illegally tow vehicles from Kansas City parking lots, Jackson County Pr...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Sugar Creek man charged with DWI after collision with Independence officer

For Immediate Release

Sept. 26, 2019

A 27-year-old Sugar Creek man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and causing a vehicular accident involving an Independence police officer, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Kansas City man, 63, charged in beating that has left victim in a coma

For Immediate Release

Sept. 26, 2019

A 64-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a beating that left the woman victim in a coma, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steve Allen, dob: 10/11/1955, faces Assault 1s...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Prosecutor and COMBAT's statement on BKD audit

For Immediate Release

Sept. 20, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and COMBAT Director Vince Ortega issued this statement this evening regarding a press statement made today by County Executive Frank White's office.

In our own meeting this afte...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Jerry Bausby sentenced to consecutive life sentences in death of daughter Daizsa

For Immediate Relase

Sept. 20, 2019

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Jerry Bausby to consecutive life sentences in prison for the murder of his 18-year-old daughter, Daizsa Bausby, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

In July, a Jacks...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Juvenile certified to face charges as adult for Independence robbery

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Sept. 19, 2019

An Independence teenager has been certified to face charges as an adult for the robbery and assault in June of a woman at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate in Independence, Jackson Count Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor releases results of COMBAT audit

Jackson County Prosecutor releases promised audit by independent CPA firm of COMBAT financial practices 

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Sept. 18, 2019

In September 2018, a Jackson County judge ruled that the Jackson County Legislature could legally move over...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Defendant in Independence robbery that led to officer's injury is sentenced

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Sept. 17, 2019

A defendant in the March 2017 robbery that resulted in the shooting of an Independence police officer in March 2017 has been sentenced to prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

KC man, 29, charged in shooting near 43rd and Tracy on Sunday

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Sept. 1, 2019

A Kansas City man, 29, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Robert D. Williams at a KC Chiefs' game gathering Sunday near 43rd and Tracy in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sha...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

KC man, 21, charged in Aug. 31 fatal shooting in south Kansas City park

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Sept. 16, 2019

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Aug. 31, 2019, of Angela Banks in a south Kansas City park during a family cookout, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

KCPD officer charged with child pornography felonies

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Sept. 13, 2019

A Kansas City (MO) Police Department officer has been charged with five felony counts in connection with possessing child pornography, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Vincent A. Spil...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Independence man found guilty of Murder 1st Degree in Dec. 2017 fatal shooting

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Sept. 12, 2019

A Jackson County jury today found an Independence man guilty in fatal shooting of Teddis Burns-El in an Independence home, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury found William M. Miller-Kirk...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2019

KC man sentenced to 22 years for robbery that ended in Independence officer's shooting

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Sept. 12, 2019

A 30-year-old Kansas City man was sentenced today to 22 years in prison for his role in robbery that ended in an Independence officer's shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ronar Santiago...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor's statement in Ricky Kidd case

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Sept. 13, 2019

The following is a statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker about her office's decision regarding Ricky Kidd's criminal case from 1996. A dismissal memo filed with the Jackson County Circuit Court is at...

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Kidd Memorandum of Dismissal JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

KC man, 36, charged in fatal shooting of Damar L. West in Nov. 2018

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Sept. 6, 2019

A 36-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the Nov. 12, 2018, fatal shooting of Damar L. West in the 700 block of East 30th in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

KC 18-year-old charged in murder near 26th and Lockridge on Aug. 27, 2019

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Sept. 5, 2019

A Kansas City 18-year-old man faces multiple felony counts in connection with the Aug. 27 fatal shooting fo Issac Brown near 26th and Lockridge in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.&...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting Thursday near KC construction site

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Aug. 30, 2019

A Kansas City man, 31, shot at three victims, killing one and wounding another, before witnesses said a police officer working nearby responded and fired at the armed man, wounding him, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

KC teen charged in the Aug. 25 fatal shooting of two men outside community center

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Aug. 30, 2019

A 17-year-old Kansas Citian has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man who was in a fight outside the Brush Creek Community Center on Aug. 25, 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

KC man, 20, charged in assault and shooting at girlfriend and others

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Aug. 30, 2019

A Kansas City man, 20, who was on probation in other Jackson County felony cases and was prohibited from possessing a weapon has been charged in connection with domestic assaults and shooting at a girlfriend and her assoc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Grain Valley man charged with carrying loaded weapon onto Blue Springs school property

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Aug. 28, 2019

A Grain Valley man, 19, has been charged in connection with his carrying of a loaded firearm onto property of the Blue Springs School District, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Charles Kozloski,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Jackson County Family Support Amnesty Day nets money for children and wipes away warrants

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Aug. 28, 2019

More than four dozen individuals took advantage last week of a special Amnesty Day in Jackson County Prosecutor’s Family Support Division, re-engaging to help support their children, Jackson County Prosecutor Je...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

KC man charged in road rage-related assault

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Aug. 28, 2019 Sh

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with an assault connected to an apparent road rage incident, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Pleaze Robinson, 8/18/1967, faces Assault 3rd De...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

KC man, 23, charged in today's early morning homicide in south Kansas City

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Aug. 27, 2019

A 23-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with today's early morning homicide in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Isiah J. Ferguson, dob: 2/14/1996, faces M...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Independence man charged in beating death of his mother in residence

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Aug. 27, 2019

A 38-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal beating of his mother insider an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lucas Mauritzen, dob: 5/13/1981, faces Murd...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts Nathan Hendricks in 2017 Independence homicide

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Aug. 17, 2019

A Jackson County jury has convicted a Hermann, MO., man of multiple felony counts in connectionn with the 2017 fatal shooting of William Domann in his Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Jackson County judge sentences Tyler Gates to 20 years in prison

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Aug. 14, 2019

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Tyler J. Gates of Independence to 20 years in prison for his role in the January 2018 fatal shooting of Matthew Haylock, 17, at an Independence Center parking lot, Jackson Cou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Media statement regarding DeKalb County rulling in Ricky Kidd case

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Aug. 14, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement this morning regarding a DeKalb County ruling in the Ricky Kidd case:

We have just received this judgment from the media. We have yet to be contact...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2019

KC man pleads guilty to murder charge in 2018 shooting at 18th and Vine

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Aug. 10, 2019

A Kansas City man, 24, faces felony charges in connection with the Sept. 8, 2018, fatal shooting of Gary Starr as he stood in line outside a club in the 18th and Vine area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Three Kansas City men are in custody after being charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

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August 10, 2019

Three Kansas City men are in custody after being charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer after approximately 25 shots were fired at a KCPD uniformed officer in his marked patrol vehicle.

Darryl Nichols (25), M...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

KC man charged in July shootings that took one life, injured others

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Aug. 8, 2019

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with shooting three persons, one fatally, on July 20, 2019, in the Independence Avenue area of KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Jackson County jury finds Danzel Reese guilty in connection with 2010 shooting of Lance Rutter

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Aug. 8, 2019

A Jackson County jury today found Danzel Reese guilty on two felony criminal charges in connection with the 2010 fatal shooting of Lance W. Rutter during a robbery in the 3800 block of Baltimore in Kansas City, Jackson Cou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

KC man charged in death of two other men, both struck with an axe

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Aug. 8, 2019

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the murders of Kevin Eugene Water and Michael Mclin, who each died from axe wounds, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mario J. Markworth, dob: 10/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Anton L. Hunter pleads guilty to the 2017 fatal shooting of Isabell Addison

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Aug. 7, 2019

Anton L. Hunter, 21, pleaded guilty today to fatally shooting Isabell Addison, who was a traffic signal in a vehicle at Blue Parkway and Cleveland when she was shot in 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Jackson County judge sentences Deandre Jackson to 26 years in prison

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Aug. 6, 2019

A Jackson County judge on Tuesday sentenced Deandre Jackson to 26 years in prison for the Nov. 12, 2016 fatal shooting of Maryanna Pennington and the wounding of three other women inside a vehicle near 21st and Cleveland, ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Independence man charged in sexual assaults of children in home he entered

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Aug. 5, 2019

An Independence man who told police he had been drinking heavily has been charged with entering a stranger's home and molesting two boys under the age of 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trey...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2019

A KC teen charged in fatal shooting at First Friday event

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Aug. 3, 2019

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday evening near 18th and Main that took the life of an innocent bystander, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Media Advisory: Press conference at 3 p.m. today regarding Crossroads' shooting

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Aug. 3, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today, Aug. 3, 2019, at Kansas City Police Department headquarters regarding criminal charges in connection with the fatal shooting last ni...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Kansas City couple charged in fatal shooting outside McDonald's in Independence

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Aug. 1, 2019

A Kansas City couple has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting July 14 outside a fast-food restaurant on 40 Highway in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Matthew A. Woodw...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

KC man sentenced to life without parole for sodomy of disabled family member

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July 26, 2019

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced a Kansas City man to life without parole after a Jackson County jury in May convicted him of Sodomy and Incest, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced  to...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Day before arrest in fatal shooting, man linked to shooting near 39th and Toost Avenue

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July 26, 2019

The day before he was arrested for a fatal shooting near 31st and Van Brunt in Kansas City, a man shot another victim near 39th and Troost after they had an encounter earlier in Gillham Park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Now-former KCPD officer charged in fatal vehicular crash just before October Chiefs game

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July 26, 2019

A now-former Kansas City police officer who crashed into a vehicle outside the Truman Sports Complex before the Oct. 18, 2018, Kansas City Chiefs' Sunday night NFL game, killing one passenger in the car and injuring two o...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Man shot by KC police charged with multiple felonies, including drug possession, resisting

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July 24, 2019

A 30-year-old KC man who was shot by KC police after he resisted arrest faces mutliple felony charges, including drug possession and resisting arrest, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kenyon A. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Former president of Raytown school board charged with theft of school funds

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July 22, 2019

The former president of the Raytown School Board, who stepped down in May, faces a criminal charge of stealing Raytown school district funds while she was on the school board, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Kansas City man charged in the murder of Brooklyn Lindsey

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July 19, 2019

A Kansas City man has been charged in the June 2019 murder of Brooklyn Lindsey, 32, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marcus Lewis, 41, faces one count of the A Felony Murder in the 2nd Degree, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Lee's Summit man, 18, charged with child sexual abuse surrounding daycare center.

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July 17, 2019

An 18 year-old Lee’s Summit man has been charged with sexual abuse connected to his employment at a Lee’s Summit daycare facility. The defendant’s mother, the owner of the daycare facility, has been charged with endanger...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Defendant pleads guilty to 2017 robbery of Billy Fowler, shooting of IPD Officer Wagstaff

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July 16, 2019

Defendant Donald E. Nussbaum pleaded guilty on July 15, 2019 to one count Robbery in the First Degree and one count Armed Criminal Action for the 2017 robbery of Billy Fowler. These events lead to the shooting ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts man in killing of his 18 year-old daughter.

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July 15, 2019

A Jackson County jury today convicted Jerry Bausby of Murder in the Second Degree, Sodomy in the First Degree, Incest, and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree in the 2016 killing of his 18 year-old daughter, Daizsa Bausby.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

KC woman, 39, sentenced to 15 years in vehicular killing of James A. Palmer.

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July 15, 2019

Prosecutors argued for sentencing in the case of State v. Riana S. Sanders (1816-CR02193-01) on Friday, July 12, 2019. The defendant pleaded guilty to the Class C Felony of Involuntary Manslaughter in the First...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Defendant sentenced to 18 years in long unsolved 2004 KC homeless camp murder

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July 10, 2019

In May 2004, a human leg washed ashore along the Missouri River in Callaway County.

The following day a torso, later determined to match the leg, washed up in Moniteau County.

Not until July 2015 did authorities have any id...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Charges filed in recent fatal shooting outside McDonald's on Van Brunt in KC

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July 10, 2019

A 40-year-old man with multiple felony convictions has been charged in the fatal shooting Monday of a man outside a McDonald's restaurant on Van Brunt Boulevard in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

KC man pleas guilty to beating Juan Marin to death in 2017

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July 9, 2019

A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the January 2017 murder of Juan Marin, who was beaten to death and was later found in the 1200 block of Admiral Blvd. in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Blue Springs woman, driving wrong way on I-70, charged in vehicular death

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July 3, 2019

A Blue Springs woman who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Blue Springs on June 24 faces felony charges for driving while intoxicated and causing a crash that killed Heather Blackman, Jackson County Prosecutor ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts Reginald Jones Jr. in shooting outside grocery store

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July 3, 2019

A Jackson County jury today convicted Reginald Jones Jr. in connection with the December 2017 fatal shooting of a store employee at LP's Grocery in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.&...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Two KC brothers sentenced in August 2017 murder of Michael Anthony High-Frump

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July 1, 2019

Two Kansas City brothers were sentenced today -- one to life in prison and the other to 20 years in prison -- for the August 2017 beating, stabbing and shooting of 26-year-old Michael Anthonly High Frump, whose body later ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Kansas City 16-year-old charged in fatal shooting and wounding of two others

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July 1, 2019

An Kansas City 16-year-old faces multiple felony counts in connection with a Jan. 26,  2019, shooting that took the life of Fernando Perez and wounded two others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Greenwood man charged in fatal shooting of girlfriend in her home

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June 28, 2019

A Greenwood man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Kimberly Renee Alcorn, who was found by sheriff's deputies inside her residence in the 13000 block of South Harris Road i...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Kansas City charged in connection with fatal shooting of Joseph Mason

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June 27, 2019

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the Jan. 11, 2019, fatal shooting of Joseph Mason inside a Kansas City apartment near 11th and Hardesty, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ja...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

KC man, 20, charged in serious assault of man who just got off Downtown bus

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June 25, 2019

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with the serious beating of another man who just had stepped off a Downtown bus near 12th and Grand, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dorian T. Mil...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Independence man charged in hit-and-run accident this month at 31st and Benton

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June 25, 2019

A 41-year-old Independence man has been charged with two felony counts after a vehicle he was driving on Benton Boulevard lost control and struck the victim as she was trying to get into her vehicle on the roadside, Jacks...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in 2018 fatal shooting of Bernice Brown

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June 21, 2019

A Jackson County jury has convicted Tyjuan K. Caldwell in the August 2018 fatal shooting of Bernice A Brown, who was found by police in the street in the 5000 block of Chestnut, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting this week at 41st and Monroe of Caprice Hardy

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June 21, 2019

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Tuesday of Caprice Hardy, who was found on the sidewalk in the 4100 block of Monroe Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Nurse at Independence hospital charged in reported rape of patient

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June 19, 2019

An Overland Park, Kan., man who works as a nurse at Independence hospital has been charged with the rape of a patient at the hospital, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Chukwuemeka U. Emmanuel, d...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor to monitor today's city election

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting of Michael Lorthridge on Tuesday night in south KC

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June 14, 2019

A 44-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting this Tuesday evening of Michael Lorthridge and the wounding of another victim in a south Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecuto...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Independence man found guilty in shooting of 17-year-old at Independence Center

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June 14, 2019

A Jackson County jury late Thursday found Tyler J. Gates of Independence guilty of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action in connection with the January 2018 fatal shooting of Matthew Haylock, 17, at an Independence ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

KC man sentenced to 21 years in prison for charges related to death of 1-year-old boy

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June 13, 2019

A Kansas City man was sentenced today to 21 years in a Missouri prison after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges related to causing the death of 16-month-old Messiah Henderson, Jackson County Prosecutor Je...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Raytown man sentenced to 40 years in prison for sex assaults of child

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June 9, 2019

A Raytown man has been sentenced to 40 years in a Missouri prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to child-sex charges after telling police he had multiple sexual encounters with girl under 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Grandview couple charged in death of man run over by a truck

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June 8, 2019

A Grandview married couple faces multiple felony charges in connection with the death of Erick Mcdonough who Grandview detectives determined was intentionally run over by a truck in Grandview, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

A Kansas City teen faces murder charges in connection with Jan. 2019 fatal shooting

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June 5, 2019

A 17-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with the Jan. 6, 2019, fatal shooting of Arkests Grant in the 3900 block of Wabash Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

KC woman charged in fatal shooting Tuesday of Destiny Brooks in KC park

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June 5, 2019

A 29-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in connecttn with the fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon of Destiny Brooks in a park area near 11th and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Olathe man charged in assault of police officer at Jackson County Detention Center

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June 5, 2029

An Olathe man has been charged in connection with an assault Tuesday of an Independence police officer at the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derick J. Peknik, d...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Two charged for the murder of alleged accomplice in robbery scheme

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June 4, 2019

Two would-be robbers in Kansas City face murder charges after their intended victim fired shots in self-defense, killing one of the robbers' accomplices, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anthony ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Ruskin High will be site of third community listening session in Jackson County

MEDIA ADVISORY

June 10, 2019

The third community listening sessions planned by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Jackson County COMBAT will be held Tuesday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ruskin High in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Second community listening session set for Tuesday night in Independence

MEDIA ADVISORY

June 3, 2019

The second in a series of community listening sessions planned by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Jackson County COMBAT will be held Tuesday (June 4) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Eastside Church, 19901 MO-78 in Independencew...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Deandre Jackson pleads guilty to fatal shooting and wounding of three others in 2016

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June 3, 2019

Deandre Jackson has pleaded guilty to ten felony counts in connection with the Nov. 12, 2016 fatal shooting of Maryanna Pennington and the wounding of three other women inside a vehicle near 21st and Cleveland in Kansas Ci...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

KC man charged in April 5 fatal shooting of Deontae Campbell

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June 3, 2019

A 25-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the April 5, 2019, fatal shooting of Deontae Campbell, 17, near 63rd and Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

T...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2019

Overland Park man sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual assaults

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June 1, 2019

Damonte L. Likins-Osbey, 24, of Overland Park, Kan., was sentenced Friday to 30 years in a Missouri prison In connection with two October 2015 sexual assaults in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ann...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2019

Malik Chapple sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal shooting in 2017

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June 1, 2019

A Jackson County judge late Friday sentenced Malik Chapple to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting in 2017 of Travis Mills during a drug deal in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Kansas City man charged in abuse of elderly man in KC care home

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May 30, 2019

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with seriously injuring an elderly man while he was a resident at a home care facility where the defendant worked, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Independence teen charged in shooting and robbery in eastern Jackson County

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May 30, 2019

An Independence teenager has been charged in a March 2019 shooting and robbery that left the victim seriously injured by gunshot wounds, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean M. Quinn Jr., 16 (do...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Daniel Wilson sentenced to 20 years in prison for May 2016 fatal shooting

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May 24, 2019

A Jackson County judge late Thursday sentenced Daniel Wilson to 20 years in a state prison for the fatal shooting in May 2016 of Tyrone London, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Daniel Wilson, dob...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Judge sentences Brandon Howell to five consecutive life sentences without parole

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May 23, 2019

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Brandon Howell to five consecutive life sentences for the fatal beating and shooting of five persons in their south Kansas City neighborhood in September 2014, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Jackson County judge convicts Arthur Norman in 2016 KC rape case

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May 20, 2019

A Jackson County judge on Monday found 58-year-old Arthur Norman Jr. guilty of Rape or Attempted Rape 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Norman, dob: 9/28/1960...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Man charged with damaging police property after he runs into Lee's Summit Police station

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May 20, 2019

A Lee's Summit man has been charged after he drove drunk into the City of Lee's Summit's police headquarters building, causing more than $750 damage, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Estakio J. A...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Deepwater, MO., man charged in attempted robbery, assaults at Lee's Summit hotel

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May 20, 2019

A 19-year-old Deepwater, MO, man has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery and an armed assault of guests and employees at a Holiday Inn Express in Lee's Summit, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor, COMBAT listening sessions open tonight at Mohart

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May 20, 2019

A series of community listening sessions planned by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Jackson County COMBAT kicks off tonight at the Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave., Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Liberty man charged in fatal shooting Friday in KC's Northeast area

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May 19, 2019

A 17-year-old Liberty man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting of Charles Cecil early Friday in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua Reese, d...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Jackson County sheriff's deputy pleads to careless and imprudent driving

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May 16, 2019

A Jackson County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to the misdemeanor of Careless and Imprudent Driving in connection with a vehicular accident on May 9, 2018, after the deputy's patrol vehicle ran a red li...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Media Advisory: Holocaust survivor to address Jackson County Prosecutors, staff

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May 15, 2019

As a kickoff to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office's annual training, Rachel Miller, a survivor of the Holocaust, will speak to prosecutors and staff on Wednesday evening about her and her family's experience during th...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Oak Grove woman charged in March 2018 fatal shooting of Michael Fisher

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May 14, 2019

A 41-year-old Oak Grove woman has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Michael Fisher, whose body was found in the basement of a Kansas City residence in March 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

KC man charged in 2014 fatal shooting of Alfadil Sabil inside NE KC apartment

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May 13, 2019

A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the May 2014 fatal shooting of Alfadil Sabil, who was found by responding police officers inside an apartment in the Northeast area of Kansas City after suffering multiple ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Prosecutor and COMBAT to hold community listening sessions

MEDIA ADVISORY

May 13, 2019

A series of community listening sessions, beginning May 20, are planned by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Jackson County COMBAT, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The first session will be he...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Patrick Powell sentenced to life in prison for 2017 fatal shooting

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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 P...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts KC man of sodomy and incest

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May 10, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted a Kansas City man, who had a previous sex offense conviction, of Sodomy and Incest, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced  today. 

The jury convict...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Raytown man sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2017 Blue Springs murder

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May 10, 2019

A Raytown man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the fatal shooting in November 2017 of Clinton Peckman outside a Blue Springs restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John D. Jeffr...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Antoine Ellis sentenced to life plus life sentences for rape of child

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May 10, 2019

A Jackson County judge late Thursday sentenced Antoine L. Ellis to two life without parole sentences for his convictions in a sex case that involved a 13-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

KC man sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty in fatal Westport shooting

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May 9, 2019

A Kansas City man, who pleaded guilty today to Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Derrick Jones in October 2016 in Westport, was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Judge sentences Joseph Gonsalez to 54 years in prison for fatal shooting of Elizabeth Richards

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May 9, 2019

A Jackson County judge today sentenced to 54 years in a Missouri prison Joseph Gonsalez, who was convicted in March in the fatal shooting in January 2018 of Elizabeth K. Richards, 19, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Lee's Summit man charged in non-fatal shooting this week

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May 8, 2019

A 37-year-old Lee's Summit man faces felony charges in connection with the non-fatal shooting this week of another Lee's Summit man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert R. Graham, dob: 9/30/19...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

KC teen duo now charged in second fatal shooting, that of 17-year-old Makayla Brooks

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May 3, 2019

Two Kansas City teens, 17 and 19, have been charged in a second fatal shooting, this time of 17-year-old Makayla Brooks who was shot inside a Raytown residence in October 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting Wednesday night on Blue Ridge Boulevard

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May 1, 2019

A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday night of a man inside a vehicle, which was recorded as the 45th homicide in Kansas City this year, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

KC man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 murder of his wife, Melissa Byers

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April 26, 2019

A Jackson County judge sentenced Benjamin Byers, 46, to life in prison for the murder of his wife whose body was found after a child told a school counselor that she'd seen a dead body in her home, Jackson County Prosecu...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

KC man sentenced to 18 years in prison for beating of his 6-month-old child

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April 26, 2019

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Joshua Sims, 27, to a prison sentence of 18 years for a beating of his six-month-old child causing significant injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Blue Springs man, 25, charged in March 28 fatal shooting in KC

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April 22, 2019

A Blue Springs man, 25, faces multiple felony counts in connection to the fatal shooting on March 28 of Joseph Corum inside a residence in the 2400 block of Lister in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

KC woman charged in fatal stabbing of Ashley Thomas just outside KC home

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April 18, 2019

A 38-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing in September 2018 of Ashley Thomas while she sat on the defendant's front porch, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Judge finds woman guilty in March 2018 fatal shooting

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April 17, 2019

A Jackson County judge has found Michelle Dunkin guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of Michael Fisher in March 2018 inside a KC residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dunkin, dob...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting of Deron Ross on March 14 in KC

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April 17, 2019

A 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on March 14 of Deron Ross near 53rd and Swope Parkway in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Bryan...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts Brandon Howell on all counts in South KC killings

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April 15, 2019

A Jackson County jury today convicted Brandon Howell of multiple felony counts, incluidng five Murder 1st degree charges, in connection with the fatal shooting of five persons in their south Kansas City neighborhood in 2...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

KC man, 27, charged in fatal stabbing of Ladajah Oliver on March 15 in KC

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April 11, 2019

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal stabbing sometime near March 15, 2019 of Ladajah Oliver, whose body was found inside an apartment in the 6400 block of Manchester in Kansas City, Jackson County...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Arkansas man sentenced to two life sentences in child rape case

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April 11, 2019

A 64-year-old Arkansas man has been sentenced to serve two life sentences for the statutory rape of his child in a Blue Springs residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

A Jackson C...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

KC man charged in vehicular crash that killed man near Bannister and Wornall Road

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April 10, 2019

A 31-year-old KC man has been charged in connection with the fatal vehicular crash in September that killed David L. Cannon near Bannister and Wornall Road, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rya...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Citation issued against Lee's Summit man who shined laser at QB Tom Brady

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April 9, 2019

A Lee's Summit man who shined a laser at opposing quarterback Tom Brady during a KC Chiefs' football game at Arrowhead Stadium in January has been cited for Disturbing the Peace, punishable by up to a year of confinement,...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

KC man, 25, charged in April 1 fatal shooting and wounding of another person in KC

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April 5, 2019

A 25-year-old Kansas City man faces murder and assault charges in connection with a April 1, 2019, fatal shooting that killed Michael Garrett and wounded another on 63rd Street in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

KC man sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2017 fatal stabbing

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April 3, 2019

A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of Alton Hughes near Independence Avenue and Woodland in KC on Nov. 28, 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

KC woman going wrong way on I-435 charged in crash early today that killed one

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April 1, 2019

A 34-year-old KC woman who was driving a vehicle in the wrong direction in Interstate 435 has been charged in connection with the vehicular crash early today that killed one person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Fourth person charged in fatal shooting outside Raytown pool hall

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March 29, 2019

A fourth person has been charged in the March 4 fatal shooting of Riley McCrackin outside a Raytown pool hall, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mackenzie Hyatt, dob: 4/28/2001, faces a charge o...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

KC man sentenced for the murder of Raymond C. Jones.

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March 28, 2019

Thomas Midgette, dob 9/12/1962, was sentenced today in Jackson County Circuit Court for the murder of Raymond C. Jones, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

On November 19, 2018, the Defendant appeared i...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

18-year-old woman charged in Independence fatal shooting on Sunday

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March 26, 2019

An 18-year-old Independence woman charged in fatal shooting of Donald McIntosh Jr. inside an Independence residence Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ingenue K. Persinger, dob: 1/17/2001...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

KC man pleads guilty to 2017 murder at Northeast KC car wash

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March 25, 2019

A homeless Kansas City man pleaded guilty Monday to the fatal stabbing of Roderick Browning-Torrence in November 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sonny R. Scott, dob: 6/16/1977, pleaded g...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Convicted robber charged in multiple robberies of two Family Dollar stores

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March 22, 2019

A Kansas City man previously convicted of robbery has been charged with several felony charges in connection with multiple robberies of two KC Family Dollar stores, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced t...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2019

Two others charged in Raytown homicide outside pool hall in early March

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March 17, 2019

Two others have been charged in the fatal shooting of Riley McCracken outside a Raytown pool hall on March 4, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tynan B. Mullen, dob 9/13/199, faces Mur...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Jackson County jury recommends up to 54 years in prison for Gonsalez

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March 12, 2019

A Jackson County jury today recommended prison sentences up to 54 years for Joseph Gonsalez, who was convicted late Monday in the fatal shooting in January 2018 of Elizabeth K. Richards, 19, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Lee's Summit man, 49, charged in double homicide of ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend

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March 12, 2019

A 49-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged in the double fatal shooting inside a Raytown apartment this morning, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Clifton Jack, dob: 7/7/1973, faces two coun...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

19-year-old KC man charged in murder outside Raytown pool hall

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March 12, 2019

A Kansas City man, 19, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Riley McCracken outside a Raytown pool hall on March 4, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Logan B.L. England, dob: 10/1...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Grandview man sentenced to six years in prison for summer 2018 Westport shooting

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March 8, 2019

A Grandview man was sentenced to six years in prison today for spraying gun shots in Westport one night in July 2018 and injuring two persons, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Davontae McCutchen...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts KC man of Murder 1 in wife's fatal stabbing

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March 8, 2019

A Jackson County jury today convicted a Kansas City man in the 2017 murder of his wife, Melissa Byers, whose body was found in the basement of her residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Jury convicts Patrick Powell in 2017 fatal shooting of Rodney Thurber

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March 7, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted Patrick Powell in 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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Independence man sentenced to prison for hiding gun used in murder

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March 7, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Thursday sentenced an Independence man to state prison after they found him guilty of tampering with evidence connected to an Independence 2018 homicide that claimed the life of Angela Green, Jack...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Jackson County jury convicts Antoine Ellis in child-sex case

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March 6, 2019

A Jackson County jury late Tuesday convicted Antoine L. Ellis of three felony counts in a sex case that involved a 13-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antoine L. Ellis, dob: 7/2...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces availability of new 2018 Annual Report

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March 4, 2019

A 2018 Annual Report on the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office is being made available today to the public. It gives new statistics and stories about activities and programs in the office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Woman, 30, charged in sex case involving high school-age student

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March 1, 2019

An Independence School District employee has been charged with felony sex and pornography charges that involve an under-17-year-old youth, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Meghann N. W...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

DNA on gun, wireless earbuds, other evidence lead to murder charge in KC

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Feb. 28, 2019

Thanks, in part, to DNA testing of a gun grip and wireless earbuds found at the crime scene, a 30-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged in the August 2018 fatal shooting of Cyrenaico Lange, Jackson County Prosecutor ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Kansas City man sentenced to 40 years for crimes that resulted in officer's shooting

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Feb. 25, 2019

A Jackson County judge has sentenced Joseph Wyatt, 30, to 40 years in a Missouri prison for the robbery and kidnapping of 82-year-old Billy Fowler, a series of crimes in March 2017 that also resulted in Indepen...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2019

Three KC men charged in connection with shots fired at Saturday funeral

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Feb. 24, 2019

Three KC men have been charged in connection with shots that were fired Saturday afternoon at the memorial service for a KC homicide victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gary P. Jones Jr., d...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

KC man, 45, convicted in May 2017 fatal stabbing

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Feb. 22, 2019

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted Donnell Allen, 45, of the May 2017 fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin inside a residence near 49th and Agnes in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting last Sunday on KC Eastside

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Feb. 21, 2019

KC man, 18, charged in fatal shooting on Feb. 17, 2019, of Lakeasha Taylor inside East 12th Terrace residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marlon D. Davis Jr., dob: 5/10/2000, faces Murder ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

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

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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 ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

KC man charged in Feb. 5 fatal shooting at 17th and Grand Avenue

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Feb. 15, 2019

A 42-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Feb. 5, 2019, fatal shooting of Michael Bryan outside a convenience store near 17th and Grand Avenue in Downtown Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Two women charged in Tuesday night's fatal shooting of 15-year-old girl

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Feb. 14, 2019

Two Kansas City women, 18 and 21 years old, have been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and other felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting Wednesday night of a 15-year-old girl outside of Central HIgh School at 32...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2019

KC man, 43, charged in 2018 fatal shooting of Donna McKeown

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Feb. 12, 2019

A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Donna McKeown on Nov. 25, 2018, in the 3400 block of East 54th Street, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damon Kerr, dob: 7...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Murder charges filed in 2017 shooting of Harlon Dunbar in KC

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Feb. 11, 2019

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting in October 2017 of Harlon Dunbar in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anthony L. Robinson, dob: 8...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Charges filed against son who stabbed father in Raytown

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Feb. 7, 2019

A 29-year-old Raytown man faces felony charges for the stabbing of his father with a sword in a Raytown residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Christopher J. Wilson, dob: 2/6/1990, faces Ass...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor's Office sets up makeshift office Downtown

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Feb. 5, 2019

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office has set up a temporary office for its Downtown Kansas City attorneys and support staff inside Kansas City Police Department headquarters’ Community Room.

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Joshua Randolph sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatal August 2015 shooting

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Jan. 25, 2019

A Jackson County judge Friday sentenced Joshua Randolph to 45 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Justin J. Bultler in August 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua Randolph, dob: 1...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Blue Springs 17-year-old charged in fatal shooting of Jaden Lockett in November 2018

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Jan. 25, 2019

A Blue Springs 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on Nov. 10, 2018 of Jayden Lockett, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Aden J. Kaler, dob: 3/24/2001, faces Attemp...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Westport shooter, who injured multiple victims, pleads guilty

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Jan. 24, 2019

A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to six assaults and other felony counts in connection with a September 2016 shooting that injured multipel persons in Westport, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Shumate named new Deputy Director of Jackson County COMBAT

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Jan. 25, 2019

Jackson County COMBAT will appoint as its new Deputy Director an experienced treatment and prevention specialist who also has worked extensively in community engagement here, COMBAT Director Vince Ortega announced today.

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Defendant Joseph L. Nelson pleads guilty in triple murder, tampering with a witness

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Jan. 24, 2019

A Kansas City man, 26, has pleaded guilty in the murder of three persons,  including a 1-year-old child, in a Kansas City residence in September 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

William Luth sentenced to 30 years in prison for Independence rape

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Jan. 24, 2019

William Luth was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty today to a February 2016 rape in Independence of a mother, who was home with a young child at the time of the assault, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

KC man, 23, charged in 2017 fatal shooting on Troost Avenue

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Jan. 23, 2019

A Kansas City man, 23, has been charged in 2017 fatal shooting of Orland Gentry on Troost Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Luis A. Reyes, dob:3/24/1995, faces Murder 1st Degree ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Another defendant sentenced to prison for murder of 3-year-old KC boy

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Jan. 23, 2019

Another Kansas City man has been sentenced to prison in connection to the fatal shooting in May 2015 in south Kansas City of 3-year-old Amorian Hale, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

SirTerrry L...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Media Advisory: Statment from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker

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Jan. 23, 2019

Today, the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO reported that Local 42 of the International Association of Fire Fighters withdrew its earlier request regarding contract negotiations with Jackson County, MO.

In response, Jackson Cou...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Murder charges filed in parking lot shooting in Kansas City

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Jan. 22, 2019

An altercation Monday in the parking lot of a Kansas City apartment complex led to fatal shooting of Cameron Douglas; now murder charges are filed for 21-year-old supsect, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

KC man charged in fatal shooting of woman, 71, driving near Downtown Loop on Wednesday

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Jan. 17, 2019

A 25-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 71-year-old woman who was driving near the Downtown Loop early on Wednesday morning, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

KC man, 22, charged in fatal shooting on Jan.4 in south Kansas City

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Jan. 10, 2019

A Kansas City man, 22, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Airrin T. Scott in the area of 80th and Troost Avenue on Jan. 4, 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gregory E. Jefferson III,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Defendant charged in Midtown carjacking and resisting that prompted officer's firing of weapon

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Jan. 7, 2019

A Kansas City man faces Attempted Robbery 1st Degree and other felony charges in connection with the Sunday morning attempted robbery in Midtown Kansas City that later resulted in an officer shooting the suspect after he r...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Teen sentenced to consecutive life sentences in 2015 killing in Lee's Summit

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Jan. 4, 2019

A Lee's Summit teenager was sentenced today by a Jackson County judge to two consecutive sentences of life and 50 years in prison for the fatal stabbing in 2015 of Tanya L. Chamberlain at a Lee's Summit carwash, Jackson Co...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

KC woman charged in fatal Jan. 2 stabbing of boyfriend

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Jan. 3, 2019

A 52-year--old Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Tony L. Carmons on Jan. 2, 2019, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Carmelita G. Smith, dob: 7/23/1966, fa...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Two KC men charged in fatal Dec. 22 shooting of Cornell A. Reed

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Dec. 28, 2018

Two KC brothers have been charged in the fatal shooting on Dec. 22, of Cornell A. Reed in the area of 55th and Prospect Avenue after a conflict at a nearby liquor store involving the victim and the two defendants, Jackson...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

KC man, 31, charged and arrested in Statutory Sodomy of step-daughter

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Dec. 20, 2018

Matthew Fryer, 31, of Kansas City, Missouri was arrested on Statutory Sodomy and Child Pornography charges on Dec. 19, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The defendant, d.o.b. 10/01/198...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Greenwood man, 28, charged in Domestic Assault of infant daughter

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Dec. 17, 2018

A Greenwood man has been charged in the assault of his infant daughter, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jonathon Zicarelli, dob 4/25/1990, faces one count of the A Felony Domestic As...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

KC man charged in the murder of Anthony Page

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Dec. 14, 2018

Junius Morrow, dob 11/08/1988, faces eight felony counts including Murder in the 2nd Degree in the killing of Anthony Page, two counts of the Class E Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon, two counts of Armed Crimina...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Kansas City man, 30, charged with Sodomy, Robbery in Kansas City

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Dec. 13, 2018

A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the armed residential robbery of a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antoine W. Anderson, dob 9/12/1988, faces ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Defendant found guilty in 2017 robbery & kidnapping of 82-year-old Billy Fowler

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Dec. 12, 2018

Joseph Wyatt, 29, was found guilty today in Jackson County Circuit Court in the robbery and kidnapping of 82-year-old Billy Fowler. Judge Jack R. Grate handed down his verdict today in the case that also saw In...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Defendant pleads guilty in 2016 murder of Tyrone London

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Dec. 11, 2018

A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in the 2016 murder of Tyrone London, 27, today. Daniel Wilson, 27, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty on the second day of jury trial in Jackson County Circuit Court today to 2n...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Defendant sentenced in 2015 murder of 3-year-old Amorian Hale

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Dec. 7, 2018

A Jackson County Judge sentenced Dominique Marchbanks today to 165 years plus a life sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections for the 2015 murder of 3-year-old Amorian Hale.

Prosecutors argued for sentencing in t...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Media Advisory: The media's contact at the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

Media Advisory

Dec. 5, 2018

As of Dec. 6, 2018, the media should contact Jared Bustamante, assistant prosecuting attorney, regarding cases or any questions related to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Offices criminal cases. Bustamante will fill in until Mich...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

KC man, 23, charged in fatal shooting of Darian Jackson

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December 4, 2018

A 23-year old Kansas City man has been charged with the murder of Darian Jackson on Nov. 29, 2018 on Van Brunt Blvd in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Anthony Eskridge, dob...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

17-year-old KC man charged in double shooting at Sun Fresh on Prospect

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Dec. 4, 2018

KC man, 17, charged in double shooting on Sept. 3, 2018, at Sun Fresh on Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Santavion Metcalf, dob: 10-18-2001, faces two counts of A...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Independence man, 26, charged with assault of a law enforcement officer in Oak Grove

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Nov. 30, 2018

A 26-year-old Independence man has been charged with assault for causing physical injury to an Oak Grove police officer after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Oak Grove, Jackson County Proseuctor Jean Peters Baker annou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Murder charge filed against suspect who said he killed man trying to steal his vehicle

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Nov. 29, 2018

A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting this morning of Keith A. Michael in the parking lot of a south KC convenience store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Mother and boyfriend charged in death on Nov. 16 of 2-year-old child

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Nov. 26, 2018

The mother of a 2-year-old child and her boyfriend have been charged in connection with the child's death this month, which medical exams attributed to malnutrition and probable dehydration, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

KC 19-year-old charged in fatal shooting of woman in Paseo residence

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Nov. 20, 2018

A 19-year-old Kansas Citian has been charged in the fatal shooting in April 2018 of a 26-year-old woman inside her residence on Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kenneth G. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

KC man, 22, charged in Febuary 2018 fatal shooting of Jacob Skowronski

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Nov. 19, 2018

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the February 4, 2018, fatal shooting of Jacob Skowronski, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Deion D. Crum, dob: 9/29/1996, faces Murder 1st Degre...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2018

Suspect on bond for murder charged in Independence murder, assault

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Nov. 18, 2018

A suspect on bond for a 2017 Independence, MO., murder has been charged in a murder, assault today in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this evening.

Michael T. Dumas, 2/21/1991, faces Mur...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Murder charges filed in connection with woman's body found at Roanoke and Madison

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Nov. 8, 2018

A Kansas City, Kan., man faces Murder 1st Degree charges in connection with the body of a deceased woman, Tabitha D. Birdsong, who was found this week near Roanoke and Madison in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

KC man pleads guilty in 2013 fatal stabbing of Corey Laykovich

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Nov. 7, 2018

A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2013 fatal stabbing of Corey Laykovich, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John D. Seger, dob: 6/13/1992, was s...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

After state vote, Jackson County Prosecutor changes policy on prosecuting marijuana

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Nov. 13, 2018

As two of three voters in Missouri last week supported a Constitutional Amendment to legalize medical use of marijuana, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases,...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2018

A 70-year-old Independence man charged in child-sex case

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Nov. 6, 2018

A 70-year-old Independence man has been charged in a child sex case involving a 9-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Samuel Schuler, dob: 8/2/1948, faces two counts of Statutory So...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2018

KCK man, 39, charged in shooting of three persons in SW Blvd club

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Nov. 2, 2018

A 39-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the shooting of a woman and two men on Sept. 16, 2018, in a bar on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Suspect in September fatal shooting of Dominique Walker charged with murder

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Oct. 31, 2018

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Sept. 27, 2018, of Dominique Walker, who was killed in the area of 21st and Wheeling, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced  ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Prosecutor selects Vince Ortega as new director of Jackson County COMBAT

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Oct. 29, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Monday announced that she has selected Vince Ortega as the new director of Jackson County COMBAT.

"Vince Ortega is highly qualified to take on this significant task of di...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2018

KC man charged in stealing taxi cabs from drivers called to residences in KC

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Oct. 24, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the robberies of one food delivery driver and four taxi cab drivers called to residences in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

La...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2018

KC 18-year-old charged in Raytown robbery of Family Dollar store

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Oct. 24, 2018

A Kansas City 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a Raytown robbery on Oct. 23, 2018, of a Family Dollar store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ja'Juan M. Burnett, dob: 6/4/2000, fa...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Independence 17-year-old who held gun to head of teen is charged

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Oct. 24, 2018

An Independence 17-year-old has been charged with robbery in connection with the violent act of holding a gun to another teen's head, which was widely shared on social media, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2018

KC couple charged in connection with alleged sexual assaults, beating and drug use with children

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Oct. 23, 2018

A Kansas City man faces charges of physical and sexual assault of his children over many years, drug use with them and child endangerment, while his wife faces charges related to the abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Judge finds Tony Mack guilty of murder of Leon Taylor in January 2018

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Feb. 6, 2018

A Jackson County judge has found an 18-year-old Kansas City man guilty of several felonies in connection with the Jan. 28, 2018 fatal shooting of Leon Taylor, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

A KC man charged in fatal shooting in July 2017 of Charles Williams Jr.

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Oct. 22, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting in July 2017 of Charles Williams Jr, who was found deceased inside a residence in the 2500 block of Van Brunt Boulevard, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Second KC teen charged in April 2018 murder and non-fatal shooting

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Oct. 22, 2018

A 16-year-old Kansas Citian has been certified to stand trial as an adult in the fatal shooting of one and the wounding of another victim in an April 2018 violent crime in Kansas City's Northeast area, Jackson County Pros...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Jackson County judge declines to vacate murder conviction after finding prosecutors acted properly

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Oct. 18, 2018

A Jackson County judge has ruled Jackson County prosecutors did not mislead or hide key evidence from defense attorneys, contrary to what a murder defendant alleged in a motion to vacate his conviction.

In a ruling release...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor names COMBAT director nomination committee

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Oct. 18, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker today announced that seven prominent Jackson County leaders have agreed to participate in the selection of a new executive director of Jackson County COMBAT, a more than quarter...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2018

KC 18-year-old charged after hiding gun in Plaza shooting

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Oct. 17, 2018

An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence after trying to hide gun following Plaza shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Quinton Shelby...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2018

KC teen charged in fatal stabbing last Tuesday night of another KC teen

For Immediate Release

Oct. 14, 2018

A Kansas City teenage woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing late on Oct. 9, 2018, of Alaysia Nelson, 18, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Heaven Leigh Redick, dob: 7/22/2000, faces Murder...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Man convicted of sexual assault after night in Westport sentenced to 35 years in prison

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Oct. 12, 2018

A Jackson County judge late Thursday sentenced to 35 years in a Missouri prison Derek Donnell, convicted in August of multiple felony counts related to a sexual assault following a night in Westport, Jackson County Prosec...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

KC man charged in Saturday fatal shooting near 9th and Olive

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Oct. 9, 2018

A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Saturday fatal shooting of Jesse Young who was found on the steps of a residence in the 2300 block of 9th Street, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Dominque Marchbanks in killing of 3-year-old

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Oct. 9, 2018

A Jackson County jury this afternoon convicted Dominque Marchbanks of the May, 31, 2015 fatal shooting of Amorian Hale, a 3-year-old who died in his bed after shots were fired into his residence, Jackson County Prosecutor ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Suspect in three homicides faces 18 felony counts, including three murder charges

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Oct. 8, 2018

A suspect in a violent Sunday rampage that resulted in the fatal shootings of three persons in Kansas City and Raytown and injured others, including a 4-year-old child, faces18 felony counts, including three murder charges...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. McCaskill applauds graduates in 150th Jackson County Drug Court class

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Oct. 8, 2018

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who helped initiate the first Drug Court in Jackson County, greeted and congratulated about two dozen new graduates of Jackson County Drug Court in a special ceremony Monday at the Jackson Count...

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Prosecutor Baker JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Prosecutor issues charges on tampering with evidence and calls for community help at crime scenes

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Oct. 5, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued a statement today on the need for the community to take more care in assisting police at crime scenes, and she announced charges related to alleged tampering with evidence...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2018

KC man who fatally shot an off-duty police officer sentenced to 18 years in prison

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Oct. 3, 2018

The Kansas City man charged in a fatal Westport shooting in August 2017 that killed an off-duty Lee's Summit police officer and injured another was sentenced today to 18 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Media Advisory: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to applaud 150th class of Jackson County Drug Court

For Immediate Release

Oct. 4, 2018

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will address the 150th class of Jackson County Drug Court graduates at noon on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in a special ceremony at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City.

McCaskill was instrument...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Second defendant named in fatal September shooting in Independence

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Sept. 26, 2018

A 20-year-old Blue Springs man is the second defendant charged in the Sept. 18, 2018, fatal shooting of Mary Schmitz in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael A. Lora, dob: 1/26...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Thu Hong Nguyen sentenced in Jackson County to 74 years in prison

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Sept. 21, 2018

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Thu Hong Nguyen to 74 years in prison for setting a disastrous fire in 2015 that resulted in the deaths of two firefighters -- Larry Leggio and John Mesh -- and the injuring of ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Antonio Miles sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2016 fatal shooting

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Sept. 19, 2018

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Antonio Miles, 43, to 25 years in a Missouri prison for the 2016 fatal shooting of James L. Hines, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Miles was found...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Oak Grove 18-year-old man charged in Tuesday fatal shooting of Mary Schmitz in Independence

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Sept. 19, 2018

An Oak Grove man, 18, has been charged in the fatal shooting on Tuesday of Mary Schmitz and the wounding of another victim in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David A. Harris, dob...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

KC man, 30, charged in the fatal shooting Aug. 25 of Raphael M Grimmett

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Sept. 18, 2018

A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the Aug. 25, 2018, fatal shooting of Raphael M. Grimmett in the 6800 block of Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brand...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2018

KC man, 23, charged in Sept. 8 fatal shooting in 18th and Vine area of KC

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Sept. 18, 2018

A Kansas City man, 23, faces felony charges in connection with the Sept. 8, 2018, fatal shooting of Gary Starr as he stood in line outside a club in the 18th and Vine area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Jury convicts Joshua Randolph in fatal shooting in August 2015

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Sept. 14, 2018

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted Joshua Randolph in the fatal shooting of Justin J. Bultler in August 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshua Randolph, dob: 11/18/1980, was convi...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

KC man charged with misdemeanor in animal abuse case involving a cat

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Sept. 13, 2018

A south Kansas City man faces a misdemeanor animal abuse case in connection with a cat being kicked, which was captured on video and distributed via social media, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Second Independence teen sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2016 murder

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Sept. 13, 2018

A second Independence teen was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting in 2016 of James Hill outside an Independence drug store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyrell You...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Search for new director of Jackson County COMBAT begins

For Immediate Release

Sept. 13, 2018

The search for a new director of Jackson County COMBAT has begun with a job posting and the announcement of a new partnership with a University of Missouri-Kansas City nonprofit leadership center, Jackson County Prosecut...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Fallen deputies and other officers to be honored by community in KCMO on Saturday

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Sept. 13, 2018

The two Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies who died in the line of duty earlier this year, along with a Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department officer, will be honored Saturday by a Kansas City community group at the Miles...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

KC man, 27, charged in fleeing and assault of a law enforcement officer this week

For Immediate Release

Sept. 11, 2018

A Kansas City man, 27, has been charged in connection with fleeing police and an assault of a law enforcement officer this week, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Jaye Mathis, dob: 8/25/1991, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

KC man sentenced to 35 years in the fatal shooting of Rocky Bradley in 2016

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Sept. 7, 2018

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Terrance Blanks to 30 years in a Missouri state prison for his convictions related to the fatal shooting Aug. 24, 2016 of Rocky Bradley in the parking lot of a Kansas City conven...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Media Advisory: New Justice Department study on the prosecutor's role in reducing violent crime

Media Advisory: A newly released study from the U.S. Department of Justice explores how various communities, including Jackson County, work with police and community to reduce, investigate and prosecute violent crime.

Current and former Jackson County pros...

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Investigating Violent Crime report JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Independence man charged in fatal shooting last week of Christopher Cropp

For Immediate Release

Sept. 5, 2018

A 31-year-old Independence man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting last week of Christopher Cropp, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

 David W. Worlledge, dob: 5/29/198...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2018

KC man charged in 2017 fatal shooting of Charles Williams

For Immediate Release

Sept. 5, 2018

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting in July 2017 of Charles Williams, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Felipe Reyna Jr., dob: 10/14/1989, faces Murder 2nd Degree...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker's statement on judge's ruling on COMBAT

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Sept. 1, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released today the following statement after a Jackson County judge late Friday ruled in a civil action involving the Jackson County Legislature and the Jackson County Executive...

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Ruling in COMBAT civil case JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2018

KCK man charged with driving off with KCPD police vehicle

For Immediate Release

Aug. 29, 2018

A Kansas City, Kan., man faces multiple felonies after he jumped into a Kansas City, MO, police vehicle and fled from police on Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Keith A. Conner, dob: 3/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2018

KC man and woman charged in robbery, kidnapping of another man

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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/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

KC man, 66, charged in fatal shooting of Morris Clay at 33rd and Wabash

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Aug. 23, 2018

A 66-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the murder last Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, of Morris Clay, who witnesses saw stagger off the front porch of a residence in the 3300 block of Wabash after he was wounded by gun...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Murder charges filed in October 2017 fatal shooting of Marco Green in KC

For Immediate Release

Aug. 23, 2018

Murder charges have been filed in connection with the October 2017 fatal shooting of Marco Green in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

William L. Johnson, dob: 7/8/1990, faces Murder ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2018

KC man, 22, pleads guilty to manslaughter in connection with 2017 NE KC crash

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Aug. 22, 2018

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the January 2017 fatal  vehicular crash in Northeast Kansas City that took the life of 35-year-old mother Shaymaa Saudi, Jackson...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

KC man charged in the fatal shooting of three in KC residence in November

For Immediate Release

Aug. 21, 2018

A 27-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Nov. 10, 2017 of three persons -- Jennifer L. Zimmerman, Victor Portillo and Yesseria Ahumada, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor's statment on Pennsylvania grand jury report

For Immediate Release

Aug. 20, 2018

From Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker:

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office has placed a high priority on protecting children from all kinds of abuse. This includes children who witness violence know...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Police seek second defendant charged in fatal Aug. 6 shooting in Grandview

For Immediate Release

Aug. 21, 2018

A second defendant has been charged in the Aug. 6, 2018, fatal shooting in Grandview of Dennis Gordon, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven Samson aka Steevens Samson, dob: 10/14/1988, of Kan...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Kansas City man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of bicyclist in 2016

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Aug. 16, 2018

Joseph Lasala, 32, has been sentenced to up to 7 years in a Missouri prison after he pleaded guilty to the Class B felony of Involuntary Manslaughter 1st Degree for being under the influence of a controlled substance when...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2018

KC man charged in fatal vehicular crash in KC's Northeast area

For Immediate Release

Aug. 12, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged with causing a fatal vehicular accident after he fled Saturday night from police at a high speed through residential streets in Northeast Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in Westport rape case

For Immediate Release

Aug. 11, 2018

A Jackson County jury late Friday convicted Derek Donnell of multiple felony counts related to a sexual assault following a night in Westport, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donnell, dob: 1/3/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Grandview man charged in Aug. 6 fatal shooting in Grandview

For Immediate Release

Aug. 8, 2018

A Grandview man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Monday in Grandview of Dennis Gordon, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gregory E. Smith, dib: 10/6/1993, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Arme...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

KC 17-year-old charged in Feb. 14, 2018, fatal shooting in KC

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Aug. 8, 2018

A Kansas City teen, 17, has been charged as an adult in the Feb. 14, 2018, fatal shooting of David Willard inside a residence in th e 2600 block of Cleveland on Feb. 14, 2018, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Daughter, 15, charged in the murder of KC parents in April 2018

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Aug. 6, 2018

A 15-year-old girl has been charged in connection with the fatal shootings of her parents, Kinderly Holmes and Brian Starr, in their Kansas City home on April 9, 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Three charged in gunfire case that resulted in police returning fire

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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,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Independence man sentenced to 15 years in prison for deaths of two boys

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Aug. 3, 2018

An Independence man has pleaded guilty to two counts of Murder 2nd Degree and other charges related to a March 17, 2017 vehicular accident that resulted in the death of two boys, ages 6 and 10 Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

KC teen faces multiple felony charges in fatal shooting and wounding of two others Wednesday

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Aug. 2, 2018

A Kansas City teenager faces multiple felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of two other persons on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Curtrail Hud...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

KC man, 20, charged in fatal shooting Wednesday of Bernice Brown

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Aug. 2, 2018

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting Wednesday of Bernice Brown after an argument between the defendant and the victim's son, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyju...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

KC 17-year-old charged in fatal weekend stabbing death in south KC

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Aug. 2, 2018

A 17-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of Deandrea R. Vine, who was found deceased in front a residence in South Kansas City after she had been stabbed mutliple times, Jackson County Prosecuto...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Raytown man charged in multiple sex assaults of girl under 10

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July 31, 2018

A Raytown man has been charged with multiple felony child-sex charges after telling police he had multiple sexual encounters with girl under 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Zachary R. Sprow...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

KC man, 19, charged in fatal shooting Friday after traffic accident

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July 31, 2018

A Kansas City man, 19, has been charged in fatal shooting of Leonard Joyner III Friday after a traffic accident on East 51st Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

KC teen charged in fatal KC shooting in April

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July 31, 2018

A Kansas City teen has been charged  in the fatal KC shooting in April of Jesus Reyes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Andrew Rodriquez, dob: 6/4/2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree, three c...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Independence man charged in sexual assault of 1-year-old child

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July 26, 2018

An Independence man has been charged in connection with a reported sexual assault of a 1-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean Fye, dob: 7/17/1997, faces Sodomy in the 1st Degree....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

KC NoVA focuses efforts in Blue Hills area of Kansas City on Saturday

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July 26, 2018

Media Advisory: Partners in the Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA), including law enforcement, prosecutors and community leaders, will be canvassing residences and businesses in the Blue Hills area of Ka...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Thu Hong Nguyen convicted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters

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July 23, 2018

A Jackson County judge on Monday found Thu Hong Nguyen guilty of multiple felony charges, including two Murder 2nd Degree counts, in connection with the Oct. 12, 2015, fire in Northeast Kansas City that killed two Kansas ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2018

Report on the 2018 KC Gun Summit, with video highlights

Daylong conference explores gun violence in our community

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July 12, 2018

For high school students across Kansas City, the new reality of gun violence requires that they now think about the possibility of being shot at school.

And for some...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Markus Hayes sentenced to 15 years in prison for fatal shooting in 2017

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July 13, 2018

A Jackson County judge late Friday sentenced Markus Hayes to 15 years in a Missouri prison for his role in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Warren Jackson Jr. in January 2017 at 55th and Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson Cou...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Independence man charged in fatal vehicular crash in February near Buckner

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July 13, 2018

An Independence man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal vehicular crash in February near Buckner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mathew W. Hepting, dob: 9...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts defendant in 2016 fatal shooting of D'Adrian Bell

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July 12, 2018

A Jackson County jury late today convicted Brad Lindsey, 37, of Murder 1st Degree and other felony counts in connection with the 2016 fatal shooting of D'Adrian Bell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2018

KCK man charged in June 30, 2018, fatal shooting of Stephanie C. Davis

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July 12, 2018

A 24-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with the June 30, 2018, fatal shooting of Stephanie C. Davis, who was killed inisde a vehicle found near 9th and Chestnut, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Security guards charged in fatal shooting of KC man near Yum Yum Bar and Grill

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July 11, 2018

Two security guards at Yum Yum Bar and Grill on 24th Street in Kansas City are charged in the June 29, 2018, fatal shooting of Kevin Thomas, dob: 1/19/1973, and a third guard is charged with tampering  with evide...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Mother of injured child now facing charges of child endangerment

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July 11, 2018

A mother of an injured Independence child now faces child-endangerment charges for failing to seek medical treatement and leavcing the child with another adult who allegedly beat the child, Jackson County Prosedcutor Jean...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Media Advisory: KC NoVA partnership to update Northeast community on crime-reduction successes there

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July 11, 2018

In a new effort to reduce crime, especially violence, KC NoVA and its partners will host a community recap tonight (July 11, 2018) at 7 p.m. at the Milestone Center, 3417 E. 12th Street, in the Northeast area of Kansas Ci...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2018

Grandview man, 24, faces felony charges after firing into Westport crowd of people

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July 8, 2018

A 24-year-old Grandview man faces multiple felonies after he reportedly fired shots into a crowd in Westport early today, injuring two persons, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In addition, a sec...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

KC man charged in January 2018 fatal shooting near 69th and Kensington

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July 6, 2018

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the January 22, 2018, fatal shooting of Matthew Suttee, 28, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marcus T. Franklin, 3/15/1990, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Independence man charged in 1-year-old child's severe beating

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July 2, 2018

An Independence man faces a felony child abuse charge in connection with serious physical injury suffered by a 1-year-old child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Carlos E. Alaniz, dob: 10/23/1998...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Grandview woman, 31, charged in shooting at Troost Avenue barber shop

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July 2, 2018

A Grandview woman who was working as a hair stylist in a barber shop on Troost Avenue has been charged in connection with the shooting of a customer inside the shop, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced to...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Independence man, 28, charged in fatal shooting of Angela Green earlier this week

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June 28, 2018

A 28-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal shooting earlier this week of Angela Green inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Nathan L. Ayers, dob: 2...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

KC man charged in fatal shooting last Saturday at 28th and Kensington in KC

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June 27, 2018

A 38-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting inside a residence in the 2800 block of Kensington in Kansas City last Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced t...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2018

KC man, whose actions initiated an Amber Alert, charged with multiple felonies

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June 25, 2018

An 18-year-old Kansas City man, whose actions initiated an Amber Alert this weekend for a 15-year-old girl, has been charged with robbery and other felonies, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ant...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2018

Independence man, 19, charged in fatal shooting on Satuday in Independence

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June 24, 2018

A 19-year-old Independence man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Saturday of Cahoone Littlejohn in Independence convenience store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marc A. Barron, dob: 1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Clarisa Baldwin sentenced to 23 years in prison for murder in 2016

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June 22, 2018

A Jackson County judge has sentenced Clarisa Baldwin to 23 years in prison for the murder in September 2016 of George Hamilton,  dob: 7/29/1976.

Baldwin, dob: 12/19/1980, pleaded guilty in March to Murder 2nd Degr...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

KC man charged in weekend homicide of 58-year-old woman in KC

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June 18, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in the weekend fatal beating of Jamie L. Abernathy in a Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James E. Reed, dob: 3/9/1963, faces Murder 2nd ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Ray A. Johnson in 2016 fatal shooting at Troost Ave. club

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June 14, 2018

A Jackson County jury this afternoon convicted Ray A. Johnson in the April 23,2016 fatal shooting of Derrick Wren at a Troost Avenue club, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Joh...

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Ray Johnson Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Charges amended against defendant in shooting that last weekend left 4-year-old child injured

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June 13, 2018

Felony charges have been amended against a defendant following a shoot out in south Kansas City that wounded a 4-year-old child in a nearby residence last weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Independence man in October 2016 fatal road rage shooting

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June 13, 2018

A Jackson County jury today convicted Christopher P. Taylor in the October 2016 fatal shooting on Sterling Avenue in Independence after an apparent road rage incident, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

KC man charged in 2016 homicide related to drug transaction

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June 13, 2018

A Kansas City has been charged in the 2016 fatal shooting of Marc Bivins, 25, who was found outside a Raytown Road residence in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael L. Woodard, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Cory King sentenced to life without parole for fatal Independence stabbing in 2016

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June 11, 2018

A Kansas City man was sentenced today to life in prison without parole for fatally stabbing Louise Dickey in 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Cory L. King, dob: 3/27/1990, pleade...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2018

Suspect charged after two KC police officers injured in struggle with him

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June 10, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged with assaulting two KCPD officers after he struggled with them and injured them, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trevorwayne Bradbury, dob: 09/25/1975, faces ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2018

KC man, 35, says he opened fire on someone he thought shot at him earlier; 4 year old hurt

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June 10, 2018

A Kansas City man, 35, has been charged with multiple felonies after he was captured on a business surveillance video firing shots Saturday night in south Kansas City at a man the defendant said had shot him last month, l...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces decision in Greitens case

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June 8, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today that after a diligent review of evidence, she is declining to file further charges in the Eric Greitens case referred to her office last month.

Baker’s o...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to make statement on Greitens case

For Immediate Release

June 8, 2018

Today (June 8, 2018) at 3 p.m. in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will make a statement to the media, giving details about her office's decision on filing of charges in the Eric Greitens case refer...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Media Advisory: U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill to address prosecutors meeting in KC

For Immediate Release

June 7, 2018

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a former Jackson County Prosecutor, will address the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys 2nd National Domestic Violence Prosecution Conference on Friday, June 8 at 11:30 am at UMKC’s Pierson...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2018

Teen charged in fatal Grandview shooting of 16-year-old Tyson White

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June 2, 2018

A Kansas City teenager has been charged in the fatal Grandview shooting of 16-year-old Tyson White, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ja'quann L. McCarver, 2/26/2000, faces Unlawful Use of a Weapo...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2018

KC woman, 24, faces felony murder charge in multiple fatality vehicular wreck

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June 2, 2018

A Kansas City woman, 24, faces felony murder charge in multiple fatality vehicular wreck, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Victoria M. Brown, dob: 11/25/1993, faces three counts of Murder 2nd Deg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Blue Springs woman charged in fatal shooting of Jordan S. Schiager

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Jun 1, 2018

A Blue Springs woman charged in fatal shooting of Jordan S. Schiager, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tiffany Phommarath, dob: 3/4/1989, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts husband, Vincente Roldan-Marron in fatal stabbing of wife

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May 31, 2018

A Jackson County jury convicted today the husband, Vincente Roldan-Marron in fatal stabbing in January 2017 of his wife, Yadira Gomez, and recommended life without parole, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Media Advisory: Statement issued by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Greitens case

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May 29, 2018

From Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor:

In an earlier statement, I said that my office will not comment about the case involving Governor Greitens or its review until our Office’s work had been complete...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor's statement on Gov. Greitens' case appointment

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May 21, 2018

Media Advisory: A statement from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker follows:

I was informed today by the Circuit Court in St. Louis, MO., that my office was named as special prosecutor in the Gov. Greitens&rsqu...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Blue Springs man charged in fatal shooting Wednesday at Blue Springs motel

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May 17, 2018

A Blue Springs man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Joshua McDaniel on Wednesday at a Blue Springs motel, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Marvin M. Belk, dob: 9/7/1973, faces Murder 2nd...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Lee's Summit man charged in fatal vehicular crash on Interstate 470 in March

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May 16, 2018

A Lee's Summit man has been charged with DWI in connection with a fatal vehicular crash on Interstate 470 in March, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dung N. Phan, dob: 10/26/1976, faces DWI-Death...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2018

Jackson County Detention Center corrections officer charged for sexual conduct with inmate

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May 12, 2018

Jackson County Detention Center corrections officer charged for sexual contact with inmate, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jaroyne D. Wright, 9/02/1992, faces the felony charge of Sexual Conduc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Jackson County grand jury files report with 16th Circuit on poor conditions at detention center

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May 11, 2018

A Jackson County grand jury has filed a 70-plus page report with the 16th Circuit Court that details the poor conditions at the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Prosecutor Baker Letter on Grand Jury JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Pleasant Hill man charged in apparent road rage fatal stabbing from this weekend

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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....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Second man charged in October 2016 fatal shooting in Westport area

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May 9, 2018

Thanks in part to DNA testing, a second man has been charged in the fatal shooting in October 2016 of Derrick Jones, 25, in a Westport area parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Arthur C. ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2018

KC man charged in 106th and Blue Ridge convenience store homicide

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April 29, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in the Friday evening fatal shooting at a convenience store at 10th and Blue Ridge in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. 

Theodist A...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Two men charged in convenience store robberies in Lee's Summit

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April 27, 2018

Two Independence men, who fled from Lee's Summit police on Thursday until it ended after a short standoff, have been charged in recent armed robberies in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2018

A second Independence man charged in fatal shooting in Independence last week

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April 25, 2018

A second Independence, MO, man has been charged in last Thursday's fatal shooting of Abigail Edwards in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

William H. York, dob: 5/28/1997, of Indepe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Independence man charged in shooting there on Thursday that killed Abigail Edwards

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April 23, 2018

An Independence, MO, man has been charged in Thursday's fatal shooting of Abigail Edwards in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tristen W. Bishop, dob: 6/30/1996, of Independence, M...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Charges filed in stabbing death of Theresa Chrisman last month

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April 23, 2018

An Independence man has been charged in the March 15 fatal stabbing of Theresa Chrisman in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jared M. Witthar, dob: 6/4/1985, faces Murder 2nd Degree...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2018

KC Gun Summit registration closed; here's how you can still take part

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April 19, 2018

Every seat for the Kansas City Gun Summit has been reserved. But there is another way to observe the discussions.

in Kansas City will live stream the conference, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Check this website Friday to see ...

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Gun Summit Agenda JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Daylong conference set for Friday to explore gun violence in our community

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April 19, 2018

Nineteen years ago in a suburban Denver-area high school, two armed youth killed 15 students and teachers and wounded two dozen others. The mass killing at Columbine High School stands today, for many, as the opening wav...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor issues statement on Sheriff Mike Sharp's resignation

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April 18, 2018

From Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker:

My office was notified in late 2017 by the county counselor of concerns regarding a pending civil action involving the Sheriff. We contacted a law enforcement agency and b...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Judge sentences Independence man to 24 years in prison for fatal road-rage shooting in KC

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Feb. 24, 2018

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a 46-year-old Independence man to 24 years in prison for the fatal shooting in 2017 of a 19-year-old man as part of a road rage incident near 104th and Holmes in Kansas City, Jackson C...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Kansas City man charged with fatally stabbing his father in Independence

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April 12, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree for fatally stabbing his father in his Independence residence. Fatal stabbing of defendant's uncle remains under investigation, Jackson County Prosecutor J...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Independence school employee charged in sex case involving two students

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April 12, 2018

An Independence school employee has been charged with two counts of sexual contact with a student, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert L. Bluett III, dob: 5/15/1995, faces two counts of Sex...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

David Jungerman charged in the murder of Kansas City lawyer Thomas Pickert

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April 11, 2018

David Jungerman has been charged in the October 2017 fatal shooting of Kansas City lawyer Thomas Pickert on his front walk, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David  G. Jungerman, dob: 3...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Raymore man charged in March 30, 2018, fatal shooting in Kansas City

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April 11, 2018

A Raymore, MO, man has been charged in the March 30, 2018, fatal shooting in Kansas City of Virgil Marshall, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damyon D. Cook, dob: 12/23/1998, faces Murder 1st D...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Press conference at noon today in Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

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April 18, 2018

Media Advisory: A press conference will be held at noon today (April 11, 2018) in the lobby of the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office to announce new criminal charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announce...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2018

KC man who led police on 45-minute chase about the metro charged

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April 10, 2018

A Kansas City who fled from police near Linwood and Indiana, initiating a 45-minute pursuit across the metro, has been charged with multiple felonies, including injuring a police officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Three persons charged for long fleeing from police, with shots fired during chase

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April 9, 2018

Three persons face felony charges for resisting arrest during a long pursuit involving Lone Jack and other police agencies, with shots fired during the chase, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ko...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Woman charged with witness tampering in connection with son's case

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April 6, 2018

A Kansas City woman has been charged with witness tampering for allegedly contacting potential witnesses or victims and attempting to persuade them to not press charges in a pending criminal case, Jackson County Prosecuto...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Jury recommends KC man serve 18 years for rape conviction

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April 6, 2018

A Jackson County jury has recommended that Justin Fields, 10/19/1989, serve 18 years in prison for the sexual assault of a woman in her Kansas City residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2018

KCK man charged in Dec. 26, 2017 murder of woman in KCMO

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April 4, 2018

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree in connection with  the Dec. 26, 2017 fatal shooting of Rosemarie Harmon, whose body was found near 6th and Spruce in Kansas City, MO, after...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

District attorneys from both sides of KC state line to address media

April 3, 2018

Media Advisory: District attorneys from both sides of KC state line to address media at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the Downtown Courthouse in Kansas City, MO.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and Wyandotte County Distric...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Ramon Boyd in 2016 KC murder

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April 3, 2018

A Jackson County jury on Tuesday has convicted Ramon D. Boyd of multiple felonies in connection with the fatal shooting of Sederick J. Jones, 23, early in the morning on the first day of 2016 in south Kansas City, Jackson...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces new program to aid crime survivors

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March 27, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces new program -- Caring for Crime Survivors -- to aid the victims of crime, especially gun violence.

Baker announced the new program at a press conference today at 9:30 ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Media Advisory: Jackson County Prosecutor to hold press conference on new crime survivor program

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2018

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 28, 2018) to announce the launch of a new effort in Jackson County.

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Jackson County Cares flyer JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Agenda set for "The Realities of Gun Violence in Kansas City: A Community Discussion

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2018

Nineteen years ago in a suburban Denver-area high school, two armed youth killed 15 students and teachers and wounded two dozen others. The mass killing at Columbine High School stands today, for many, as the opening wav...

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Updated agenda JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Jackson County jury recommends life in prison for shooter in 2016 Lee's Summit homicide

For Immediate Release

March 22, 2018

A Jackson County jury on Wednesday convicted Terrell Ingram of the fatal shooting in July 2016 of Malik Barbour in Lee's Summit, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury then recomme...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2018

KC man charged in shooting of his girlfriend while children were home

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of his girlfriend in a residence while children were there, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mervin M. McNeal, dob: 5/6/1983, faces Domestic A...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Second KC man charged in shooting at KCPD officer in KC earlier this month

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March 12, 2018

A second Kansas City man has been charged for attempting to shoot at a law enforcement officer in Kansas City earlier in March, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Shawn M. Brown, dob: 8/15/1990, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2018

KC man charged in fatal shooting in the 6000 block of South Benton

For Immediate Release

March 10, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting this week of a woman whose body was found on the  front porch of a residence in the 6000 block of S. Benton Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2018

KC NoVA Media Advisory: Police, community to canvas NE neighborhoods Saturday

For Immediate Release 

March 9, 2017

Media Advisory: Media Advisory: Partners in the Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA), including law enforcement, prosecutors and community leaders, will be canvassing residences and businesses in Northeast...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2018

KC business owner charged for shooting at someone trying to sell metal pipes

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2018

A Kansas City businessman has been charged with multiple felony counts for exhibiting and firing a weapon at someone believed to be selling stolen pipe, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David Ju...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2018

KC man charged for threatening to shoot up child's public school

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged for threatening to school staff that he would "shoot up" his child's elementary school earlier this year, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Samnang Du...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2018

KC man convicted in fatal 2017 shooting of Samuel Lloyd

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2018

Jackson County Judge convicts Tirrell A. Middleton of the April 2, 2017, fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Middleton, dob: 4/05/1980, was convicted following a ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2018

KC man faces A felony charge for shooting at KCPD officer

For Immediate Release

March 7, 2018

A Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges, including the Class A felony charge of Assault 1st Degree, for firing on Tuesday at a KCPD officer who was performing his duty, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2018

KC man charged in two-year-old fatal beating of Brandy Helbock-Castenada

For Immediate Release

March 6, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating of Brandy K. Helbock-Castaneda in late 2015 or early 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kevin O. Hurley, dob: 3/19/1958, faces Murder ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

New charges in three other murders now filed against Fredrick Scott

For Immediate Release

March 2, 2018

A newly filed grand jury indictment, filed today, accuses Fredrick Scott in three other murders in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Scott already has been charged in three hom...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Four young Lee's Summit men charged for bringing weapon onto school property

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

Four young Lee's Summit men face a felony criminal charge for bringing a loaded weapon onto school grounds at Lee's Summit High School, Jackson County Prosecutor  Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Landon Mikle, d...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Lee's Summit man charged in Plaza shooting of woman

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

A Lee's Summit man faces several felony charges in connection with the shooting early today of a woman on the Country Club Plaza, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Belal S. Rhaimeh, dob: 12/26/1992, fa...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Convicted murderer sentenced to life without parole, plus life in prison

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

Dairian Stanley, 22, was sentenced Thursday to life without parole, plus life in prison, for the Sept. 25, 2016 fatal shooting of Torrence Evans in the 5600 block of Hardesty Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Raytown man charged in connection with social media threats "to shoot up" school

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

A Raytown, MO, man has been charged in connection with social media threats that he would "shoot up" school, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lucas Ledford, dob: 5/24/1994, faces the m...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Jackson County law enforcement leaders call for passage of celebratory gunfire law

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

Jackson County law enforcement leaders and the family of a 11-year-old girl killed in 2011 as the result of celebratory gunfire on the 4th of July called today for new curbs on discharging firearms in city limits, Jackson...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Jackson County law enforcement leaders to endorse new push to reduce celebratory gunfire

Media Advisory

March 1, 2018

A group of Jackson County law enforcement leaders on Thursday, at 3 p.m. at the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, will discuss new legislation introduced by Missouri Rep. DaRon McGee, to reduce celebratory gunfire, Jackson Cou...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Media Advisory: "Gun Summit" set to stir community discussion about impacts of gun violence

Media Advisory: "Gun Summi: The Realities of Gun Violence in Kansas City, a Community Discussion"  is planned to stir community discussion about the impacts of gun violence in Kansas City. The April 20 event will be open to the public. ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Independence man in reported road rage and fatal shooting in 2017

For Immediate Release

Feb. 24, 2018

A Jackson County jury early this morning (Sat. Feb. 24, 2018) found a 46-year-old Independence man guilty in the reported road rage incident and fatal shooting in 2017 of 19-year-old man at 104th and Holmes, Jackson Count...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Greenwood man pleads guilty to child sexual assualt; sentenced to 30 years in prison

For Immediate Release

2/23/2018

A Greenwood man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of Statutory Rape 1st Degree, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Richard T. Woodbridge, dob: 12/26/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Convicted child molester sentenced to three life sentences, plus 15 years

For Immediate Release

Feb. 23, 2018

A Jackson County judge today sentenced a convicted child molester to three life sentences, plus 15 years, all of those prison terms to be served consecutively, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.&...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2018

KC man, 23, faces murder charge in Monday's fatal shooting at 27th and Indiana

For Immediate Release

Feb. 21, 2018

A Kansas City man,  23, faces a charge of Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at a convenience store at 27th and Indiana Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2018

KC man, 29, charged in double fatality vehicular crash on 71 Highway at I-435

For Immediate Release

Feb. 16, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged with two counts of Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the vehicular deaths of  Laura and Ryan Humphrey early on Nov. 11, 2017 near Interstate 435 and U.S. 71 Highway, Jackson ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2018

KC man, 20, charged in fatal beating, stomping of Juan Marin in January 2017

For Immediate Release

Feb. 16, 2017

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating and stomping of Juan Marin, whose body was found on Jan. 16, 2017 on Admiral Blvd, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Caleb B. P...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2018

KC man charged in 2016 rape of KC woman in her residence

For Immediate Release

Feb. 7, 2018

Thanks to a DNA match, a 57-year-old Kansas City has been charged in the 2016 rape of a Kansas City woman in her residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Arthur Norman Jr., dob: 9/28/2960, fac...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2018

KC man charged in shooting Monday in park at 44th and Benton

For Immediate Release

Feb. 7, 2018

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Feb. 5, 2018, shooting in a park near 44th and South Benton, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rathell Q. Ross, dob: 10/10/1996, faces Assault...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2018

Kansas man charged with shooting Monday at KCPD officers in area of 53rd and Indiana

For Immediate Release

Feb. 6, 2018

An Osawatomie, Kan., man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with firing a rifle at KCPD officers on Monday in the area of 53rd and Indiana in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2018

KC man, 17, faces murder and other counts in January 2018 fatal shooting

For Immediate Release

Feb. 6, 2018

A 17-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with the Jan. 28, 2018 fatal shooting of Leon Taylor, who died after being shot in a vehicle in the area of 16th and Elmwood, Jackson County...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2018

Homeless man sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2016 murder in Independence

For Immediate Release

Feb. 2, 2018

A Jackson County judge has sentenced a homeless man to 22 years in prison for the New Year's Day 2016 homicide in Independence of Charles D. Younger, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The judge se...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Wanted KC man flees from police twice; now charged in both

A Kansas City man wanted on warrants now faces two counts of resisting arrest after he fled from police on Friday and Tuesday, speeding in a motor vehicle away from police at high rates of speed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2018

KC man sentenced to 9 years in prison for KC home invasion

For Immediate Release

Jan. 30, 2018

A Kansas City has pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts related to a December 2016 home invasion in the Waldo area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mustafa R. Ali, dob: 7/28/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Teens charged in Raytown robbery this weekend

For Immediate Release

Jan. 22, 2018

Two teens have been charged in connection with a reported Raytown robbery this weekend after an electronics sale setup via social media, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brandon J. Adams, dob: 9...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2018

Raytown man charged in death of nearby resident after he told police of intruder

For Immediate Release

Jan. 20, 2018

A 43-year-old Raytown man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the choking death of a nearby resident identified as Clifton King, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael G. Aug...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in 2016 fatal shooting at KC convenience store

For Immediate Release

Jan. 19, 2018

A Jackson County jury on Friday convicted Terrance Blanks, in the Aug. 24, 2016, fatal shooting of Rocky Bradley in the parking lot of a Kansas City convenience store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Dairian Stanley, 22, in Sept. 2016 murder of Torrence Evans

For Immediate Release

Jan. 19, 2018

A Jackson County jury has convicted Dairian Stanley, 22, in the Sept. 25, 2016 fatal shooting of Torrence Evans in the 5600 block of Hardesty Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury co...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2018

Brothers charged with killing and dumping the body of Michael Anthony High-Frump in Northeast KC

For Immediate Release

Jan. 18, 2018

Two brothers from Kansas City have been charged in the Aug. 16, 2017 fatal shooting and abandonment of the bod of Michael Anthony High-Frump in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor.

Antonio R. Love,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Two charged in fatal Blue Springs shooting on Friday of Jack Price

For Immediate Release

Jan. 16, 2018

Two Blue Springs men have been charged in the Friday fatal shooting and attempted robbery of Jack Price in Blue Springs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Triston D. Withers, dob: 7/31/1998, of B...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Grandview man charged with murder in death of Lynnette Williams

For Immediate Release

Jan. 16, 2018

A 27-year-old Grandview man has been charged in the murder of Lynnette Williams, whose body was found on fire outside a dumpster in the 6700 block of East 119th Street in Grandview on Sunday evening, Jackson County Prosec...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

KC man, 26, charged in shooting at police on Saturday night in Kansas City

For Immediate Release

Jan. 16, 2018

A Kansas City man has been charged with shooting at two Kansas City police officers who were in a marked KCPD vehicle on Saturday night in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Isaiah D....

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Jackson County jury convicts Tymon Reed in Sept. 2016 fatal shooting in Independence

For Immediate Release

1/12/2018

A Jackson County jury has convicted Tymon Reed, 21, of the Sept. 19, 2016, fatal shooting of 16-year-old Javon Reilly as he walked home from his Independence high school, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Second defendant charged in 2016 rape in Independence apartment

For Immediate Release

Jan. 10, 2018

A second defendant, William Luth, has been charged in connection with the Feb. 9, 2016, rape of a woman in her Independence apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Luth, dob: 2/8/1992, of Gr...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Jackson County Legislature Chair, Sheriff and Prosecutor issue joint statement to Frank White

For Immediate Release

Jan. 10, 2018

Scott Burnett, the chair of the Jackson County Legislature, Sheriff Mike Sharp, and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker on Wednesday called for Jackson County Executive Frank White to reinstate a high-ranking coun...

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Finance Official's email JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Charges filed in first homicide in KC in 2018

For Immediate Release

Jan 10, 2018

Kansas City man, 52, faces Murder 1st Degree, other charges in connection with the Jan. 4, 2018, fatal shooting of Thomas J. Rice III, who was the first homicide victim of 2018 in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jea...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2018

KC man, 23, faces Murder charge in Saturday murder of Elizabeth Richards in KC

For Immediate Release

Jan. 9, 2018

A 23-year-old Kansas City man faces criminal charges, including Murder 1st Degree, in connection with the fatal shooting Saturday of Elizabeth Richards in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Two charged in Independence fatal shooting of Steven L. Ragsdale

For Immediate Release

Jan. 8, 2018

A Kansas City man and an Independence woman have been charged in the Dec. 30, 2017 fatal shooting of Steven L. Ragsdale Jr., who was shot outside an apartment complex in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Davonte Gordon pleads guilty in 2015 homicide in KC's Peace Park

For Immediate Release

Jan. 8, 2017

A 22-year-old Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in the 2015 fatal shooting of Kameron Gay in Kansas City's Peace Park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Davonte Gordon, dob: 1/31/1995, pleaded gu...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Eighteen-year-old KC man charged in Sunday night vehicular crash that injured several

For Immediate Release

Jan. 8, 2017

A Kansas City man, 18, faces the felony charge of fleeing from police in Independence on Sunday evening before he was involved in a head-on collision in Kansas City that injured several people, Jackson County Prosecutor Je...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Jackson County judge convicts man in 2015 fatal shooting of Ewon Wright

For Immediate Release

Jan. 5, 2018

A Jackson County judge has convicted Dominique Lindsey in the 2015 fatal shooting of Ewon Wright, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dominique Lindsey, dob: 2/28/1992, was found guilty of Murder 2n...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Independence man pleads guilty in the 2015 homicide of Paul. T. Doughty outside convenience store

For  Immediate Release

Jan. 5, 2018

An Independence man has pleaded guilty in the 2015 homicide of Paul. T. Doughty outside an Independence convenience store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

William R. Godfrey II, dob: 5...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

KC man, 38, faces murder charges in connection with 2017 beating death

For Immediate Release

Jan. 5, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the Christmas Eve 2017 fatal beating death of Darren Kirk, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James E. Johnson, dob: 9/19/1979, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Arm...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

KC man, 24, faces 1st Degree Murder charge in fatal stabbing from November 2017

For Immediate Release

Jan. 5, 2018

A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged int he fatal stabbing of Alton Hughes on Nov. 28, 2017, outside a city bus, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Malliek D. Haynes, dob: 4/2/1993, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Second teenager charged in Independence Center homicide this week

For Immediate Release

Jan. 5, 2018

A second teenager has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting this week of Matthew J. Haylock who was found after he was shot in the parking lot of Independence Center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Independence man charged with multiple felonies in vehicular crash that killed two children

For Immediate Release

Jan. 4, 2017

An Independence man has been charged with multiple felonies in the vehicular fatality that claimed the lives of two children and injured two others last year on I-435, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Independence teen charged in last night's Independence Center homicide

For Immediate Release

Jan. 3, 2018

An Independence teenager has been charged in the murder last night, Jan. 2, 2018, in Independence of Matthew J. Haylock, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyler J. Gates, dob: 11/16/1999, faces Mu...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2018

KC man charged in armed robbery of Raytown convenience store on New Year's Eve

For Immediate Release

Jan. 2, 2018

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery of a Raytown convenience store on New Years Eve, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jerry L. Williams II...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2018

KC man charged for stealing car on New Years Eve day with child inside

For Immediate Release

Jan. 2, 2018

A Kansas City man, 37, faces charges in connection with stealing on New Years Eve day a car in Kansas City that had a child inside, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kenneth  A. Alexander...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Independence man faces Murder 1st Degree charge in connection with homicide earlier today

For Immediate Release

Dec. 28, 2017

An Independence man faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges in connection with the murder earlier today of Teddis A. Burns-El, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

William M. Mille...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2017

KC man charged in Dec. 16 homicide in south Kansas City

For Immediate Release

Dec. 28, 2017

A Kansas City man, 35, has been charged in the Dec. 16,  2017, fatal shooting of his wife Joegina L. Davis in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Howard Tyrone Neely, do...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issues statement on COMBAT action

For Immediate Release

Dec. 28, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement today regarding COMBAT:

"Today, oversight of Combat is placed under the prosecutor, the same place it originated, by the Legislature&rsquo...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2017

Woman charged in fatal stabbing in KC in September 2016

For Immediate Release

Dec. 22, 2017

A Kansas City woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a man in Kansas City in September 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Amber Cunningham, aka Amber McCon, dob: 9/10/1985, faces ch...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Malik Chapple charged in Monday fatal shooting in south Kansas City

For Immediate Release

Dec. 20, 2017

A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in Monday's fatal shooting in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Malik S. Chapple, dob: 2/13/1996, faces Murder 2nd Degree, two co...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2017

KC man charged in Dec. 4 fatal shooting of Phillip Degnan outside KC store

For Immediate Release

Dec. 18, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Dec. 4, 2017, outside the Benton Market at 1800 Benton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Victor D. Kelley, dob: 9/15/19...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2017

Woman co-defendant in first homicide of 2016 sentenced to 30-plus years in prison

For Immediate Release

Dec. 16, 2017

Destynie J. Wright, dob: 2/28/1997, has been sentenced to more than 30 years in a Missouri prison for her role in the New Year's Day 2016 fatal shooting of Sederick J. Jones and the wounding of another person, Jackson Cou...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

KC man faces two Murder 1st Degree, other charges for Dec. 7 shooting of father, store clerk

For Immediate Release

Dec. 12, 2017

A Kansas City man faces two Murder 1st Degree, other charges for the Dec. 7, 2017,  shooting of his father and convenience store clerk on the scene, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Reg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2017

KC man, 20, charged in robbery that injured accomplice and nearly injured victim

For Immediate Release

Dec. 6, 2017

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged for robbery of a Blue Springs man who had come to Independence to meet the robber's accomplice, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David A. Williams, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Jackson County couple charged with Murder 1st Degree in Nov. 11 KC shooting death

For Immediate Release

Dec. 5, 2017

A Jackson County couple charged with Murder 1st Degree in Nov. 1, 2017, shooting death in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Caitlyn A. Riffle, dob: 12/29/1992, of Independence, and Pa...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Jesus Garcia convicted in child-sex case; jury recommend consecutive life sentences, plus 15 years

For immediate release

Dec. 5, 2017

A Jackson County jury on Monday convicted Jesus Garcia, dob: 6/30/1982, of four child-sex felonies and recommended three consecutive life sentences, plus 15 years, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Dontae Jefferson pleads guilty to felony charges in connection with jail assault

For Immediate Release

Dec. 1, 2017

The Kansas City man who was sentenced to life without parole for shooting a boy and murdering the boy’s father at a gas station in April 2014 has now also pleaded guilty to felony charges related an assault in th...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2017

KC man charged in the murder of wife whose body was found Wednesday in home near 24th and College

For Immediate Release

Nov. 30, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the murder of his wife whose body was found Wednesday in a residence in the 2400 block of College, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Benjamin H. Byers, dob: ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker declines appointment to jail task force

For Immediate Release

Nov. 27, 2017

In a letter sent today to Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker declined her appointment to the county's new jail task force, the prosecutor announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Media Advisory: Large group of prosecutors to meet with Washington legislators on gun violence

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

November 27, 2017

 

 

PROSECUTORS AGAINST VIOLENCE TO DISCUSS PENDING GUN LEGISLATION AT TWO-DAY EMERGENCY SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Topics to Include the Gun Violence Prevention Ord...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2017

Inmate in county detention center charged with assault of corrections officer

For Immediate Release

Nov. 23, 2017

An inmate in Jackson County  Detention Center was charged today in connection with an assault of a corrections officer, now suffering a variety of injuries in critical condition, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man of sodomy involving young children

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Nov. 21, 2017

A Jackson County jury late Monday convicted a Kansas City man of four counts of statutory sodomy for sexually molesting a young girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Eric J. Shores, dob: 7/26/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle

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Nov. 17, 2017

Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Richard Connely, dob: 11/7/1987, faces Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Ac...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Homeless KC man charged in stabbing Tuesday near 9th and Prospect in KC

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Nov. 16, 2017

A homeless Kansas City man has been charged in KC stabbing on Tuesday near 9th and Prospect that threatened life of victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sonny R. Scott, dob: 6/16/1977, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Husband charged with abandoning wife's corpse

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Nov. 15, 2017

A 35-year-old husband has been charged with felonies in connection with dismembering and abandoning the corpse of his wife, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Justin T. Rey, cob: 2/25/1982, faces ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2017

KC man, recently apprehended, has been charged in KC and Independence homicides

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Nov. 13, 2017

A Kansas City man, recently apprehended, has been charged in KC and Independence homicides, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jerome T. Roberson, dob: 9/17/1986, faces Murder in the 2nd Degree an...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Homeless man charged in fatal stabbing of woman in Kansas City

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Nov. 10, 2017

A homeless man in Kansas City has been charged in the fatal stabbing of woman and wounding of another person in Kansas City on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor  Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Panom R. Gai,...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Raytown man charged in fatal shooting outside Blue Springs restaurant

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Nov. 10, 2017

A Raytown man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Clinton Peckman this week outside a Blue Springs restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John D. Jeffries, 4/24/1993, faces Murder 2n...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Four teenagers charged in south Kansas City pizza store robbery

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Nov. 9, 2017

Four teenagers, including twin brothers, have been charged in a Monday robbery of a pizza restaurant in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ellwyn T. Brown, dob: 6/26/1999; Ellsha...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

KC man charged in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of Dustin Harris in KC

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Nov. 8, 2017

A Kansas City man charged in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of Dustin Harris, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael T. Lomax, dob: 3/2/1969, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of a Firear...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2017

KC man charged in Oct. 23 fatal beating in Kansas City

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11/7/2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating on Oct. 23, 2017 of Lovell J. Smith, whose body was located the following day in an alley in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2017

Three charged in Oct. 30 break-in and fatal shooting in Independence

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Nov. 4, 2017

Three men have been charged in the Oct. 30 break-in and fatal shooting of an Independence man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Xavier Otero, dob: 10/9/1985, of Kansas City, Kan.; Nathan Hendrick...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2017

KC teenager who claimed local youth gang charged in series of carjackings, thefts in Kansas City

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Nov. 3, 2017

A Kansas City teen has been charged with several car thefts and armed robberies involving vehicles, beginning this summer in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael Smith, dob: 7/26...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Lee's Summit teen charged in double vehicular fatality on Jan. 21, 2017

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Oct. 31, 2017

A Lee's Summit teenage has been charged in connection with the crash that killed two other teenagers in Jan. 2017 in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rodriquez Franklin, dob: ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in weekend shooting at another vehicle

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Oct. 30, 2017

A Lee's Summit man has been charged in an incident Saturday that resulted in the defendant shooting at another vehicle with four passengers, including two small children, just before rollover accident in Lee's Summit, Jac...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Media Advisory: South KC community event hosted Saturday by KC No Violence Alliance

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Oct. 27, 2017

Media Advisory: The Kansas City No Violence Alliance hosts community event Saturday in South KC for Ruskin neighorhood struggling with crime

In a new effort to reduce crime, especially violence, KC NoVA and its partners wi...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2017

KC man charged after robber at South KC store grabs cash from victim

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Oct. 20, 2017

A Kansas City man charged after a robber at a South Kansas City store grabs cash from victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trayneal Cubie, dob: 8/13/1992, faces Robbery 1st Degree, Armed Cri...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2017

KC man charged with firing weapon into Waldo Bar and south KC store

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Oct. 19, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged today with firing a weapon into the Waldo Bar and a south KC convenience store in the early morning Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Wesley G. Barne...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Jackson County jury finds KC man guilty in Independence 2017 shooting

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Oct. 13, 2017

A Jackson County jury has found a Kansas City man guilty of three felony counts in connection with a 2017 shooting in Independence into a vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury on Th...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Second KC man charged in fatal shooting at Troost Market in South KC

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Oct. 9, 2017

A second Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Andrew L. Holmes on Sept. 13, 2017, at Troost Market in South Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gerry Strickland, do...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Omar Lopez-Maldonado pleads guilty to rape and is sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Oct. 6, 2017

Omar Lopez-Maldonado sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2016 rape in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lopez-Maldonado pleaded guilty to Rape 1st Degree and agreed to a 30-year sente...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Fredrick Scott faces third murder charge for Grandview fatal shooting

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Oct. 6, 2017

Jackson County prosecutors today charged Fredrick Scott, who already facing charges in two south Kansas City homicides in 2017, now faces charges in connection with the fatal shooting this summer of Karen Harmeyer, dob: 11...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Yust case dismissed here, as defendant moves to Cass County

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Oct. 6, 2017

In the wake of murder charges being filed in Cass County against Kylr Yust, Jackson County on Friday will dismiss its pending felony case against Yust of Knowingly Burning in connection with the setting on fire in 2016 of ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

KC man, 23, faces charges in Sept. 13 fatal shooting at Troost Market in KC

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Oct. 5, 2017

A 23-year-old Kansas City faces Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the Sept. 13, 2017, fatal shooting of 23-year-old Andrew Holmes in the parking lot of the Troost Market in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bake...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Dontae Jefferson sentenced to life without parole, plus life in prison

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Oct. 4, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Dontae Jefferson to life in prison without parole for his 2014 shooting of a boy and the murder of the boy's father at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2017

KC man, 67, charged in stabbing of 12-year-old grandson

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Oct. 3, 2017

A 67-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of his 12-year-old grandson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jose D. Ortega, dob: 11/19/1949, faces Domestic Assaul...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Second man charged in fatal I-70 shooting in Independence

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Oct. 2, 2017

A second man has been charged in the fatal I-70 shooting in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donovan L. James, dob: 6/5/1999, of Kansas City faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2017

Pleasant Hill man charged in fatal shooting Friday on I-70 in Independence

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For Immediate Release

Sept. 30, 2017

A Pleasant Hill, MO, man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting Friday on Interstate 70 in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael T. Duma...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2017

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

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Sept. 29, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the April 30, 2017, fatal shooting of Isabell Addison at Swope Parkway and Benton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Anton L. Hunter, dob: 7/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Teenager charged in Independence murder on Tuesday

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Sept. 27, 2017

A 17-year-old man faces Murder 2nd Degree and other felony charges in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday of Eliud Lisboa in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Antonio Stocker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Media Advisory: Press conference at noon at JaCo Prosecutor's Office

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Sept. 27, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will  hold a noon press conference today on recent filings related to incidents at the Jackson County Detention Center. Sheriff Mike Sharp is expected to attend.

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Jackson County jail inmates charged in brutal assault of corrections officer

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Sept. 27, 2017

Four Jackson County jail inmates have been charged in a brutal assault on Aug. 26, 2017,of a corrections officer, who suffered a concussion and other injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today....

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Jackson County jail video JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

KC man charged in shooting of two others in Westport last weekend

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Sept. 25, 2017

A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of two others early Saturday morning in Westport, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kevon A. Powell, dob: 1/10/1997, face...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in fatal car wreck that claimed a life over weekend

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Sept. 25, 2017

A Lee's Summit man has been charged with felony DWI in connection with fatal car wreck that claimed life over weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Steven S. Ontiveros, dob: 2/5/1989, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Sixth defendant named in beating of Domino pizza delivery man

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Sept. 22, 2017

A sixth suspect -- a 19-year-old KC man _ has been charged in a recent assault in south Kansas City of a pizza delivery man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ketrail Collins, dob: 11/8/1997, fa...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in rape of 12-year-old girl

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Sept. 22, 2017

A Jackson County jury on Thursday convicted a Kansas City man in the rape of a 12-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Donald E. Riley, dob: 6/9/1971, of Statutory...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Independence man sentenced to four consecutive 20-year prison terms for child sex abuse

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Sept. 21, 2017

An Independence man has been sentenced to four consecutive 20 year terms for child sex abuse of a boy just 10 at the time, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Michael S. McNurlin, dob: 5/24/1964, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2017

KC man, 22, charged in Aug. 20 fatal shooting of off-duty police officer in Westport

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Sept. 20, 2017

A Kansas City man, 22, has been charged in the Aug. 20 fatal shooting of an off-duty Lee Summit police officer at a Westport restaurant, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sean D. Steward, dob: 3...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Father, daughter charged in Ruskin High assault of student

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Sept. 20, 2017

A father and his daughter have been charged in connection with the assault Tuesday of a Ruskin High student at the school in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Josiah S. Wright...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Five KC 18- to 20-year-olds charged in beating of pizza man

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Sept. 15, 2017

Five Kansas City youth, ages 18 to 20-year-old, have been charged in connection with a beating of a pizza delivery man on Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Leann B. Howe, 20, Mikeal Far...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Media Advisory: JaCo Prosecutor's Movie Night tonight in Lykins Square Park

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Sept. 15, 2017

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office will tonight provide food, drinks and some entertainment -- the airing outdoors of a fun Disney movie -- Zootopia. This will begin about 7:30 p.m. Lykins Square Park, 8th and Myrtle...

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Movie Night flyer JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

KC man, 35, charged in October 2016 Westport murder

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Sept. 8, 2017

A Kansas City man, 35, has been charged in the October 2016 fatal shooting in Westport of Derrick Jones, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tyre L. Jackson, dob: 5/16/1982, faces Murder 2nd Degree...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Kansas City man, 27, charged in Aug. 20 fatal drive-by shooting near 33rd and Prospect Avenue

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Sept. 1, 2017

A Kansas City man, 27, has been charged in the Aug. 20 fatal drive-by shooting near 33rd and Prospect Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ahmad Herring, dob: 4/24/1990, faces Murder 2nd Deg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Fredrick Scott, 22 charged in two south Kansas City homicides

For Immediate ReleaseAug. 29, 2017

Fredrick D. Scott, 22, has been charged in two south Kansas City homicides and is a suspect in other homicides over the last year in the vicinity of popular trails in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pete...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Media Advisory: A press conference will be held today at 3 p.m. at South Patrol in KC

For Immediate Release

Aug. 29, 2017

Media Advisory: A press conference will be held today at 3 p.m. at South Patrol in KC, 8701 Marion Park Drive, to announce criminal charges in recent homicides.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Commu...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2017

Convicted murderer's brother charged with perjury in trial testimony

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Aug. 26, 2017

The  brother of a convicted murderer faces a Class A felony for giving false testimony during Jimmie Verge's trial in March 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derrick D. Marshall Jr...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Jimmie Verge sentenced to 45 years in prison for role in double murder, assault, robbery

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Aug. 25, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced convicted murderer Jimmie Verge to 45 years in prison for his role in the Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Ve...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in murder and shooting of boy in 2014

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Aug. 25, 2017

A Jackson County jury today convicted Dontae Jefferson in the shooting of a boy and the murder of his father at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury r...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2017

KC teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11 shooting of Michael Holmes

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Aug. 23, 2017

A Kansas City teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11, 2017, shooting of Michael Holmes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker announced today.

Demetrius Woods, dob: 1-05-2001, faces Murder 2nd Degree and ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2017

Sugar Creek man charged in Aug. 17 homicide in Independence

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Aug. 20, 2017

A 51-year-old Sugar Creek man faces Murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting on Thursday night of an Independence man, Christopher King, 33, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Patrick ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Man arrested Saturday charged in July 21 fatal shooting in KC of Anthony Clark

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Aug. 14, 2017

Thanks to help from Kansas police, a man arrested Saturday was charged this weekend with 2nd Degree Murder in connection with the July 21 fatal shooting in KC of Anthony Clark, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

44-year-old KC man sentenced to 12 years in prison for burglaries in NE KC

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Aug. 11, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Robert L. Brown Jr, dob: 7/13/1973, to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a series of burglaries in Kansas City, including break-ins in 2015 in the Northeast Kansas Ci...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Fazon Swinton sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2016 fatal shooting in grocery store parking lot

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Aug. 11, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Fazon K. Swinton, who was convicted in June of the fatal shooting in the grocery store parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016 of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Jackson County Detention Center inmate charged with endangering corrections officer

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Aug. 10, 2017

A Jackson County Detention Center inmate has been charged with the felony count of endangering corrections officer after throwing urine infected with hepatitis C on officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker ann...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Independence man charged in early Saturday fatal vehicular on Truman Road

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Aug. 7, 2017

A 24-year-old Independence man has been charged in an early Saturday fatal vehicular on Truman Road in Indepdence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Carl-Dakota A. Young, dob: 11/13/1992, faces th...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2017

Truman Medical Center-Lakewood employee charged with sex offenses involving patient

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Aug. 5, 2017

A Truman Medical Center-Lakewood employee has been charged with sex offenses involving a patient in long-term care, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today."

Luis Soliz, dob: 9/11/1967, faces Sodomy...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker statement on public safety and Jackson County jail

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Aug. 4, 2017

Statement from Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor:

I wish to thank all Jackson County officials who took time this week to respond to the troubling reports from the jail auditor. I was pleased to see us come toget...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Convicted child murderer and his attorney charged in Jackson County jail contraband investigation

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Aug. 4, 2017

A convicted child murder and his attorney have been criminally charged in a Jackson County jail contraband investigation, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy, dob: 8/16/1997, f...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2017

KC man charged in fatal shooting on Wednesday of Tamara Randolph near 37th and Woodland

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Aug. 3, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on Wednesday of Tamara Randolph near 37th and Woodland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John A. Frazier, dob: 9/28/1981, faces Murder 2nd...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2017

KC man sentenced to 27 years in prison for the May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicol Appleberry

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Aug. 3, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Dewayne Cornelius to 27 years in prison for the May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicole Appleberry, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County jury c...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Man firing rifle near 39th and Main on Monday charged with felonies for firing weapon

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Aug. 1, 2017

A 57-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with Unlawful Use of Weapon and another felony for firing a weapon Monday in a busy Midtown Kansas City neighborhood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tod...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Lee's Summit man who was later shot by police is charged with discharging firearm

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Aug. 1, 2017

A Lee's Summit man who was later shot by police is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon for discharging a firearm from an apartment and exhibiting a weapon in a threatening manner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Ba...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Man charged with dropping old TV three floors down onto victim

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July 28, 2017

Assault charges were filed today against Kansas City man after he dropped an old TV over a third-floor balcony onto the victim, causing life-threatening injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced toda...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Raytown man charged with DWI in connection with fatal vehicular crash last night on Interstate 435

For Immediate Release

July 27, 2017

A 34-year-old Raytown, Mo., man has been charged with DWI in connection with fatal vehicular crash last night on Interstate 435, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Terry M. Jones, dob: 1/20/1983, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Independence man, 23, faces felony child sex charges involving two victims

For Immediate Release

July 27, 2017

A 23-year-old Independence man faces felony molestation and sodomy charges involving two children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Damon R. Atchley, dob: 10/14/1993, faces child molestation 1st...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Jackson County judge sentences convicted child molester to life plus 15 years

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July 26, 2017

A Kansas City man, convicted of child molestation and statutory sodomy, was sentenced today by a Jackson County judge to life in prison plus 15 years, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mark Powel...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

KCK man, 45, found guilty by Jackson County jury of property damage, animal abuse

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July 26, 2017

A 45-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been convicted by a Jackson County jury of Property Damage First Degree and felony Animal Abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

A Jackson County jury t...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2017

KC man charged in fatal Westport stabbing of homeless man

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July 21, 2017

A Kansas City man faces Murder 2nd Degree charge for the Wednesday fatal stabbing of Jorge Sanchez outside a Westport business, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kenneth Michael Tillson, dob: 5/2...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Two teens charged in recent shooting in Sugar Creek

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July 20, 2017

Two 17-year-olds are charged in shooting early Monday morning at a gas station on U.S. 24 Highway in Sugar Creek, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Christopher Clemons, dob: 11/16/1999, of Indepe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2017

New manslaughter charges filed in death of 9-year-old child

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July 17, 2017

New manslaughter charges were filed today against a Kansas City defendant in connection with the death of 9-year-old child in a recent vehicular accident, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Accord...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2017

KCK man pleads guilty to murder and assault in 2016 killing of girlfriend and wounding of children

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July 17, 2017

A Kansas City, Kan., man will serve 28 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to murder and assault in 2016 killing of girlfriend, Denise Gayle, and the harming of children in the home, Jackson Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Leavenworth man faces Class B felony DWI in death of man in KC vehicular crash

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July 13, 2017

A Leavenworth man has been charged with a Class B DWI felony in the Kansas City fatal vehicular crash on Thursday near 75th and Paseo, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jason Evans, dob: 8/101/19...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Grandview man charged in vehicular crash that injured 9-year-old

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July 13, 2017

A Grandview man faces multiple felony counts for recklessly fleeing police, resulting in vehicular crash that seriously injured a 9-year-old boy, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kaveon C. Cotto...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Two charged in January 2017 abuse of of dog "King" in Kansas City

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July 12, 2017

Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as "King," rescued by animal control officers in January 2017, Jackson County Prosecut...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

KC man charged in vehicular crash that killed young woman in April 2017

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July 11, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal vehicular crash that killed Krealonna M. Willis on April 17, 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trenton L. Stanley, dob: 6/6/1989, faces Invol...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2017

KC brother and sister sentenced to life in prison in 2013 murder

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July 7, 2017

A Jackson County judge late Friday sentenced Monique Ransom and her brother, Omar T. Muhammad, to life in prison for the Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2017

James Rhymer sentenced to life in prison for murder, other violent crime convictions

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July 7, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced James Rhymer, 33, for the murder of David Mendez in November 2014, as well as other violent crime convictions, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.  

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Media Advisory: Contact information for week of June 26-July 2

Media Advisory: Contact information for week of June 26-July 2

Mike Mansur will be out of the office during the week of June 26-July 2. He will return messages and email on July 3. If you need more immediate assistance, please contact Jennifer Dameron, Dir...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Prosecutor to hold press conference today on new murder charges

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June 19, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will hold a press conference this morning to announce charges in a recent murder case. It will begin at about 11:15 a.m. in the lobby of the prosecutor&rsquo...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2017

Driver in fatal accident on SW Trafficway charged with DWI causing death of someone

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June 17, 2017

The driver in a fatal accident earlier today in Kansas City on SW Trafficway has been charged with causing the death of someone while driving intoxicated, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Malcol...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

KC 21-year-old man charged in vehicular crash that killed woman in NE KC

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June 16, 2017

A 21-year-old Kansas City man faces manslaughter, other charges in connection with the January 2017 fatal  vehicular crash in Northeast Kansas City that took the life of 35-year-old mother Shaymaa Saudi, Jackson ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

KC man, 29, charged in May 10 fatal shooting of Cheemi Littlejohn

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June 16, 2017

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the May 10 fatal shooting of Cheemi Littlejohn near 11th and Prospect in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Willie Warren, dob: 7/10/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Perkins pleads guilty in March 2015 fatal shooting of Kelvin B. Paige

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June 13, 2017

Christopher V. Perkins pleaded guilty Monday in March 2015 fatal shooting of Kelvin B. Paige and faces up to 20 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Perkins, dob: 2/22/1966, will be...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

A third person charged in Lone Jack, MO, murder and assault

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June 13, 2017

Three persons now face multiple felony counts in connection with the June 9, 2017, fatal shooting of Rebecca Murphy and the wounding of a man in Lone Jack, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

C...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

KC man and woman face charges in Lone Jack homicide and assault

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June 13, 2017

A Kansas City man and woman face multiple felony counts in connection with the June 9, 2017, fatal shooting of Rebecca Murphy and the wounding of a man in Lone Jack, MO, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends up 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton

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June 12, 2017

A Jackson County jury has recommended up to 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton, who was convicted Friday of the fatal shooting in the grocery store parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016 of Jacob Brantner, Jackson County Pr...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts Dewayne Cornelius in 2016 fatal shooting

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June 8, 2017

Jackson County jury found Dewayne Cornelius guilty of Murder in the second degree and Armed Criminal Action in the  May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicole Appleberry, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announc...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in 2016 fatal shooting on 63rd Street

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June 9, 2017

A Jackson County jury has convicted today a Kansas City man in the 2016 fatal shooting of Jacob Bantner in a 63rd Street parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced this morning.

Fazon K. Swinton, dob...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Independence man charged in robbery at Independence Lowes

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June 6, 2017

An Independence man has been charged in robbery Monday evening at the Independence Costco, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tony M. Taylor, dob: 2/07/1973, faces Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Crim...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2017

KC man, facing charges in shooting on May 25th, also accused of tampering with a witness in shooting

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June 7, 2017

A Kansas City man, charged in connection with a shooting May 25 of a man near 44th and Flora in Kansas City, now also will face charges of assaulting and tampering with witness in that Flora shooting, Jackson County Prosec...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2017

KC man, already convicted of assaulting officer, is charged in assault of two officers, store clerk

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June 6, 2017

A Kansas City man, who already has been convicted of assaulting an officer, is charged in assault of two officers and store clerk on Friday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Cecil E. Taylor, dob:...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2017

KCK man charged in connection with reported Friday rape and kidnapping of woman

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June 6, 2017

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with a reported Friday rape and kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman after they met in a Westport bar, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derek ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2017

Independence man charged in reported road rage incident and shooting at 104th and Holmes

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June 3, 2017

A 45-year-old Independence man charged in reported road rage incident and shooting at 104th and Holmes, Jackson County  Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John C. Young, 1/11/1972, faces Murder 2nd Degre...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Judge sentences Howard Chase to life in prison for role in Angel Hooper murder

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June 2, 2017

A Jackson County judge today sentenced Howard Chase21, to two life sentences plus 30 years for his convictions in the Oct. 2014 murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy sentenced to prison for role in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

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May 31, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Wednesday sentenced Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy to 15 years in a Missouri prison for his role in the in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker an...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Convicted robber charged in weekend business robbery in south KC

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May 30, 2017

A convicted robber faces multiple felony charges in connection with a business robbery Sunday in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lionel M. Meade, dob: 4/9/1984, faces Robbery ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2017

Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin

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May 30, 2017

A Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donnell Allen, dob: 9/3/1974, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Poss...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Media Advisory: Prosecutor, neighborhood leaders to hold press conference at 43rd and Forest

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May 24, 2017

Media Advisory: Today at 1:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of Forest in Kansas City, MO., Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and leaders of the Manheim Park Neighborhood Association will hold press conference on recent ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2017

KC man charged with firing weapon in south KC church, injuring church greeter

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May 23, 2017

A Kansas City convicted felon has been charged with firing a weapon in a south Kansas City church last weekend, injuring one person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Orlando L. Gentry, dob: 6/15/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Two teens charged in Blue Springs home burglary that led to school lockdowns

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May 12, 2017

Two eastern Jackson County, MO, teenagers have been charged in connection with the Blue Springs home burglary on Thursday that led to school lock downs in Blue Springs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Second defendant, Omar Muhammad, convicted in 2013 murder of Eric Harrell

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May 4, 2017

A Jackson County jury late today convicted a second defendant, Omar T Muhammad, in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Muhammad, dob: 1/28...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Issac Carter found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

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April 28, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Friday sentenced Issac M. Carter to 10 total years in prison after the jury convicted him of Involuntary Manslaughter and Armed Criminal Action for the January 2015 killing of Alexis Kane, 14, a...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Three charged in murder of Kansas man earlier this month

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April 28, 2017

Three persons have been charged in the murder in early April of a 29-year-old Osawatomie, KS, man, Michael Luckey, whose body was found on Blue River Road, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mica...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts Monique Ransom in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting

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April 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury late today convicted Monique Ransom in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting of Eric Harrell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Ransom of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2017

KC 16-year-old charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle

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April 26, 2017

A Kansas City 16-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle and into an occupied house in February, after Family Court certified him to face charges as an adult, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pe...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2017

20-year-old KC man charged in early morning robbery at KC gas station

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April 25, 2017

A Kansas City man, 20, faces felony charges in connection with an early morning robbery in Kansas City at a Truman Road gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Sirjohn T. White, dob: 11/1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2017

Local students, business step up to support family of murder victim

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April 25, 2017

Media Advisory:

Local students and a Country Club Plaza business have joined to help the family of Alexis Kane, the 14-year-old who was murdered in 2015 in south Kansas City. They are raising funds to support the family, ...

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Alexis Kane fundraiser flyer JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2017

KC man charged in Sunday's fatal shooting near 39th and Denver

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April 24, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in the Sunday night fatal shooting near 39th and Denver, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

MarKivius C. Woods, dob: 5/31/1993, faces Murder 2nd Degree and Arme...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Two men charged in March 11 fatal shooting outside gas station in Kansas City

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April 21, 2017

Two men have been charged in the March 11, 2017, fatal shooting of 32-year-old Dorron Blackmon outside gas station in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Dionandre Ganter, 8/31/1988, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Charges filed in KC Easter Sunday fatal shooting

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April 21, 2021

A Kansas City man faces murder charges in the Easter Sunday,  April 16, 2017, fatal shooting of Robert A. Witmer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

John L. Williamson, dob: 10/30/1986, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Neighborhood cleanup at 23rd and Denver draws dozens of volunteers

Neighborhood children have some fun revving the engine

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April 21, 2017

A neighborhood cleanup at 23rd and Denver on Wednesday, April 19, drew dozens of volunteers who removed brush, picked up litter and helped to clean up the block and surrounding area. The Jackson County Prosecutor&apo...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Raytown 18-year-old charged in shooting

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April 20, 2017

An 18-year-old Raytown man has been charged in an April 18 shooting  on the street in Raytown, seriously injuring another man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

David A. Turner, dob: 6/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts James Rhymer in 2014 murder

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April 20, 2017

A Jackson County jury late Wednesday convicted James Rhymer in the 2014 murder of David Mendez, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Rhymer of Murder in the 2nd Degree, Assault 1...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2017

KC man charged in Friday homicide and shooting of another man

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April 18, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the Friday homicide of Steven Thompson and the shooting of another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Gab...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Media Advisory: New prosecutor effort to reduce crime launches Wed. at noon, 23rd and Denver

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April 18, 2017

In a new effort to reduce crime in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is hosting a neighborhood cleanup event on Wednesday, April 19, at noon, at 23rd and Denver. Other sponsors for the event Wednes...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2017

Blue Springs man charged for sexual acts with 16-year-old student in 2005

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April 15, 2017

A Blue Springs man faces multiple felonies in connection with alleged sexual acts with a then 16-year-old student in 2005, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

James R. Green, dob: 11/3/1964, faces...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2017

Driver in Labor Day fatal accident pleads to two counts of Murder

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April 13, 2017

The driver in a Labor Day 2016 vehicular accident that killed two children and injured two others has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and two counts of assault and DWI charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends prison sentence in 14-year-old's murder

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April 12, 2017

A Jackson County jury late Monday recommended up to 25 years in prison for one of the defendants in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Ce-Anton...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Kansas City man charged in Oct. 30, 2016, fatal shooting outside KC club

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April 12, 2017

Kansas City man charged in Oct. 30, 2016, fatal shooting outside KC club, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Juan J. Bravo-Leon, dob: 7/5/1992, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree and two...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Two men charged in elaborate bank skimming scheme to obtain access to bank accounts

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April 12, 2017

Two men have been charged in an elaborate bank skimming scheme to obtain access to bank accounts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Pedro Donciano Baptista-Zazarias, dob: 12/11/1978, and Renato ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

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April 7, 2017

A Jackson County jury today found Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy guilty in the 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury will return Monday to recommend se...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2017

KCK man wanted in Kidnapping of Cristian Escutia

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April 6, 2017

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with kidnapping in connection with the April 3 disappearance of Cristian Escutia in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Maro A. Sosa-Perea, do...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Murder charges filed in April 2 fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in KC

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April 4, 2017

Murder charges filed in April 2, 2017, fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tirrell A. Middleton, dob: 4/5/1980, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Crim...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Second defendant convicted in 2014 fatal shooting of 6-year-old Angel Hooper

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April 3, 2017

A Jackson County jury today convicted Howard Chase  in the Oct. 2014 murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Chase was convicted of Murd...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Additional charges filed in Independence robbery and officer's assault

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March 30, 2017

The two suspects charged in the robbery Wednesday at 36th and Delaware in Independence now also face the additional felony charge of Assault for injuries to a police officer, while two additional suspects also face charg...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Statement on shooting of Independence Police officer today

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March 29, 2017

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office offers its prayers and thoughts for the veteran Independence Police Officer who was injured in the line of duty this morning. This officer was responding to calls for servi...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2017

KC NoVA enforcement nets murder and several other charges

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March 30, 2017

On Nov. 15, 2016, 22-year-old Antonio Williams Jr. was fatally shot at a Phillips 66 station at Bannister Road and Drury Avenue. Another man was injured by gunfire in the same incident.

The Williams' homicide prompted a g...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in vehicular death of baby

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March 27, 2017

A Lee's Summit man multiple felony charges, including Driving While Intoxicated -- Death To Another Person, in connection with a weekend vehicular crash at 350 Highway and Raytown Road, Jackson County  ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2017

Jury convicts Jimmie Verge in Dec. 2015 double homicide

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March 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury this evening found Jimmie Verge guilty of multiple felony counts in connection with a Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Ve...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Independence man charged in vehicular deaths of two boys, ages 6 and 10

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March 22, 2017

An Independence man has been charged with manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with the March 17 vehicular accident that resulted in the death of two boys, ages 6 and 10, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2017

KC man charged in Monday double homicide, assault on Blue Parkway

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March 22, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in Monday's double homicide, assault on Blue Parkway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Robert J. Townsend, dob: 4/11/1986, faces two counts of Murder...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Media Advisory: KC NoVA and community partners hold job fair

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March 21, 2017

The Kansas City No Violence Alliance has partnered with numerous community leaders, including Missouri State Senator S. Kiki Curls, to help prepare for job opportunities in the Kansas City area, including persons with mu...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2017

KC man faces Murder 2nd Degree charge in fatal shooting from 2016

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March 16, 2017

A 20-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the Nov. 15, 2016, fatal shooting of Antonio Williams in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Area high school teacher facing sex charges involving student

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March 15, 2017

A Lee's Summit teacher now faces state felony sex charges involving a high school student, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Zhiyang Ji, dob: 7/12/1991, faces two counts of Statutory So...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Charges filed in two recent KC robberies, including home invasion

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March 7, 2017

A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with a January and February home invasion and robbery at KC store, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jayvo...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Kansas City woman charged in August 2015 fatal shooting of William Simmons

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March 6, 2017

A Kansas City woman has been charged in the August 2015 fatal shooting of William Simmons, Jackson  County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Shameece S. Mosby, dob: 8/13/1991, faces Murder 2nd Degree, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Boyles sentenced to 13 years in prison for Manslaughter driving conviction

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March 2, 2017

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Cedric Boyles to 13 years in a state prison after a jury last November convicted him of Involuntary Manslaughter for the June 2015 vehicular crash that killed Jeffrey Shadlow, ...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Felony charges filed in reported UMKC rape case

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March 1, 2017

A  Colorado man faces a felony charge of rape in connection with a reported rape in a dorm room at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Juan D. Contr...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Two charged in Raytown burglaries and police pursuit into KC

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March 1, 2017

Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with a recent Raytown burglaries that led to a pursuit on Monday into Kansas City by Raytown police, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Scott Ro...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Jackson County jury recommends up to 34 years in prison for defendant in Ja'Que Dawkins murder

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Feb. 27, 2017

A Jackson County jury has convicted a 23-year-old Kansas City man in the Nov. 2015 fatal shooting of Ja'Que Dawkins and today recommended up to 34 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2017

KC woman charged in Friday's fatal shooting

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Feb. 27, 2017

A Kansas City woman  has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday of Leroy Farris, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tanya L. Starr, dob: 11/5/...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2017

KC man charged in recent Midtown KC crimes, including rape, kidnapping and robbery

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Feb. 15, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in several recent Midtown KC crimes, including rape, kidnapping and robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

D'Maryon D. Odums, dob: 2/9/1994, faces 17 felony...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2017

Leandre Smith pleads guilty in the murder of Angel Hooper in 2014

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Feb. 14, 2017

Leandre Smith, a co-defendant in the Oct. 2014 murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper in south Kansas City pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to serve  23 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Bak...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2017

New police use of force guidance report recommends investigation independence and detailed protocols

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Feb. 10, 2017

Some of the nation’s leading big-city prosecutors, including Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, have released the first guidance document on how local prosecutors should respond, investigate and report...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Felony charges filed in Raytown assault and weekend shooting

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Feb. 9, 2017

Felony charges have been filed against a Raytown man for an assault and shooting over the weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Darrell E. White, dob: 9/5/1963, faces Assault 1st Degree and A...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

KC man charged in the April 2015 fatal shooting of Dominique Stafford

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Feb. 6, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged with Murder 1st Degree in the April 2015 fatal shooting of Dominique Stafford, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Derius Taylor, dob: 7/31/1988, faces Murder 1st ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Man and woman charged in Nov. 27, 2016, burglary and attack of John Rector, who later died

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Feb. 3, 2017

A Jackson County man and woman have been charged in Nov. 27, 2016, burglary and attack of John Rector, who later died, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Mary P. Couts, 11/2/1984, of Blue Springs, ...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2017

KC man charged in Jan. 21 Troost Avenue murder caught on video

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Feb. 2, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the Jan. 21, 2017, fatal shooting of Raymond Jones on Troost Avenue, which was captured on surveillance video, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Pet...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Independence man charged with 1st Degree Murder in fatal stabbing of wife

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Jan. 31, 2017

An Independence man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of wife, who was found Monday after children reported her death, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Vicente...

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Charging Document(s) JCPAO Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Kansas City man charged in Raytown domestic assault on Saturday

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Jan. 31, 2017

A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a Raytown, MO., domestic assault on Saturday that later led police to surround a residence to arrest the suspect, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters  Baker...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Charges filed in 13-year-old murder of homeless man at a KC riverfront camp

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Jan. 30, 2017

An inmate in a Missouri prison now also faces a Murder 2nd Degree charge in connection with the  2004 death of Ryon McDonald at a homeless camp near the Missouri River here, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Jackson County jury convicts KC man in child sex case involving 13-year-old victim

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Jan. 26, 2017

A Jackson County jury today convicted a Kansas City man in child sex case involving a 12- to 13-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The jury convicted Bryan Gray of two counts of S...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Anthony Walker sentenced to three life sentences, plus 105 years in prison

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Jan. 26, 2017

Anthony Walker, convicted by a Jackson County jury in November 2016 in the 2012 murders of Herschel and Donna Pike and Edward Williams, has been sentenced to three life sentences without parole plus 105 years in prison, J...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

KC man faces felony charges in connection with Jan. 17 fatal shooting of Brenda Vera

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Jan. 25, 2017

A Kansas City man faces felony charges, including abandonment of a corpse, in connection with the Jan. 17 fatal shooting of Brenda Vera, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Eric B. Marquez, dob: 10...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

KC man pleas guilty in connection with 2-year-old child's fatal shooting

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Jan. 23, 2017

Courtenay S. Block, 24, has pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts in connection with the April 2016 fatal shooting of his 2-year-old daughter, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Block, dob: 3/1...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Jackson County Prosecutor's statement on school assault concerns

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Jan. 20, 2017

Several inquiries have come to our office regarding changes in Missouri law, effective in 2017, that might make it more likely that students involved in school fights would be charged by a prosecutor with felony assault.

F...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Murder charge filed in 2013 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Independence man

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Jan. 19, 2017

More than three years after Corey Laykovich, 22, was fatally stabbed not far from his home in Independence, a Murder charge was filed on Thursday against a Kansas City man, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker anno...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Defendant in Lee's Summit murder case sentenced to 22 years in prison

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Jan 19, 2017

A defendant in a 2014 Lee's Summit murder case has been sentenced by a Jackson County judge to 22 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Trevaris Rachel, dob: 4/8/1993, was ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Three persons charged in Monday carjacking at Admiral and Paseo in KC

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Jan. 17, 2017

Three persons have been charged with felonies in connection with a carjacking on Monday near Admiral and Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Cheyenne N. Mellon, 17 (dob: 4/14/...

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Posted on: January 14, 2017

KC man charged in shooting Friday in Kansas City

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Jan. 14, 2017

A 57-year-old Kansas City man, who is a convicted felon, faces felony charges for shooting another man Friday during an argument, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Timothy L. Walker, dob: 11/18/1...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Man charged with assault after he was shot by resident in Independence during apparent car theft

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Jan. 13, 2017

An Independence man faces assault charges after his attempt to steal a truck or items inside it resulted in an exchange of gunfire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The suspect was wounded and i...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

KC persistent offender charged with manslaughter in fatal KC car crash

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Jan. 12, 2017

A Kansas City man who is a persistent felony offender has been charged in the August 2016 fatal vehicular crash at 63rd and Prospect Avenue that killed Patrick Mercer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

KC man sentenced to 28 years in prison for Jan. 2016 murder

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Jan. 11, 2017

Lorenzo D. Washington, 30, pleaded guilty today to the Jan. 30, 2016 , murder of Thomas E. Kuzila Jr and was sentenced to 28 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.

Washington ent...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Two KC men face murder charges in January 2016 fatal shooting

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Jan. 12, 2017

As a result of a KC NoVA enforcement, two KC men face murder charges in January 2016 fatal shooting of Emorye Spriggs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Jathaniel M. Odum, dob: 9/5/1995, and Jame...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Prosecutor requests clemency for Alvis Williams, serving 80 years in prison for a burglary

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Jan. 4, 2017

In 1994, Jackson County prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of 20 years for Alvis Williams, who had been convicted of 2nd Degree burglary and stealing. A Jackson County judge sentenced Williams to 80 years in prison....

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Charges filed in Independence stabbing near Van Horn High School

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Dec. 29, 2016

Felony charges have been filed against an Independence man for the stabbing near Van Horn High School, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Lorenzo A. Ruiz-Merlos , dob: 2/14/1987, faces 1st Degree ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

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Dec. 23, 2016

A 16-year-old Kansas City teen has been charged with Murder 2nd Degree in the July 5, 2016. homicide near 83rd Terrace and Campbell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight.

Devon Davis, dob: 5/23/200...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Charges filed in Independence rape on February 2016

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Dec. 23, 2016

Felony charges have been filed in the Independence rape on February 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Brady Newman-Caddell faces Rape 1st Degree, two counts of Sodomy 1st Degree and Endange...

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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Independence man who fled multiple police agencies Thursday faces multiple felony counts

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Dec. 23, 2016

The Independence man who fled multiple police agencies in Blue Springs on Thursday before he was stopped in Independence now faces multiple felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters announced today.

Stephen Lund...

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