Category: Crime

One Man Dead Following Shooting at Raytown Gas Station

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One man has died after a shooting at a Raytown gas station in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff on Nov. 19. Police were called at about 7:09 p.m. regarding the sound of shots fired. Officers arrived and found two adult men that had been shot in the parking lot. Both men were transported…

Local juveniles recovered in sex trafficking sting

Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson of the FBI Kansas City Division announced this week the results of Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focusing on underage sex trafficking which ran from Oct. 13 – 16. Over the course of these three days, the FBI Kansas City Division, along with its local, state, and…

Teen Arrested, then Charged, After Shooting

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The office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged Adrian D. Theus, a 17 year-old Raytown teen, in connection with the shooting of another teen at a residence in the 9700 block of 65 Terrace, Thursday night, Oct. 13. Theus, dob: 11/30/1998, faces the charges of Assault in the 1st Degree and Armed…

Raytown Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Porn

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Vast Collection included Photos of Student at Local Karate StudioTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raytown, Mo., man who formerly worked at a karate studio in Lee’s Summit, Mo., was sentenced in federal court on Oct. 7 for distributing and receiving child pornography over the Internet. Jered…

Charges Filed Against Shoplifters who assaulted police officer

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Jaconn E. Griffin, a 37 year old Kansas City man has been charged with assaulting a police officer, felony fleeing and resisting arrest for striking a Raytown officer with his car after shoplifting in Raytown. He is being held on $200,000 bond. Tamara S. Griffin, a 36 year old Kansas City female, who was also…

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 37, are being…

Raytown Man Indicted for Using Plastic Replica Gun to Rob Credit Union

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Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raytown, Mo., man who used a plastic replica handgun was indicted by a federal grand jury today for robbing Community America Credit Union. Stephen McCrary, 55, of Raytown, was charged with stealing $3,815 from Community America Credit Union in an indictment…

Argument with wife drove man to bank robbery

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After being indicted this past week on a federal bank robbery charge, a Kansas City, Kansas man told investigators he preferred jail to living with his wife. According to a statement from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall, Lawrence John Ripple, 70, told investigators that after an argument with his wife he felt…

Highway shooter in KC gets 30 years in prison

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The man suspected in a series of shootings in 2014 on Kansas City-area highways pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to 20 felony charges and will serve 30 years in prison, according to a statement from Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker. “Today, our community can rest knowing that the person who terrorized them in 2014…

Northland man get 8 years for child pornography

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A Kansas City man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison this past week for child pornography, according to a statement from Tammy Dickinson, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Steven H. Taylor, 26, was sentenced Sept. 7 by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to eight years in federal prison without parole…

KC brothers sentenced for PCP conspiracy

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A pair of brothers from Kansas City was sentenced federal prison this past week for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute PCP, according to Tammy Dickinson, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Todd M. Byrd, 36, and Aaron Byrd, 42, both of Kansas City, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District…

Kansas City man pleads guilty to shining laser at KCPD helicopter

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A Kansas City man pleaded guilty in federal court this past week to aiming a laser pointer at a Kansas City Police Department helicopter, according to statement from the office of Tammy Dickinson, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Jordon Clarence Rogers, 26, pleaded guilty Sept. 8 before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T.…

KC man charged in Lee’s Summit robbery Sunday

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A Kansas City man is charged in connection with a robbery Sunday at Rush Hour in Lee’s Summit. Daniel D. Hooker, 28, faces first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in connection to the gas station robbery. According to court records, employees at Rush Hour told police they were working at the business’ register at the…

KC man sentenced to prison for CoCo Key murder

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On Sept. 9, a Jackson County judge sentenced Divonte L. Lewis, 25, to 23 years in prison for the 2015 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man at CoCo Key Water Resort. Lewis was sentenced to 23 years for second-degree murder and 10 years for armed criminal action. The sentences are to run concurrently. A Jackson…

Man facing 14 felonies in connection with weekend shooting in Westport

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A Kansas City, Kansas man is charged with 14 felonies in connection with the 3 a.m. Sunday shootings in Westport that injured seven people. Kelvin Clark, 29, faces seven counts of accessory assault in the first degree and seven counts of armed criminal action. According to court records, police in the Westport area of Kansas…

Lawrence Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

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A Lawrence man was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, according to a statement from Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. Tyler Padden, 35, of Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography, according to the statement from Beall’s office. At sentencing, prosecutors said Padden had four computers…

Man in custody after armed robbery

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Police has a suspect in custody in connection to an armed bank robbery Wednesday in Kansas City Sept. 7, according to a statement from the FBI’s Kansas City Division. A man, whose identity was not released, was taken into custody without incident by the Kansas City Police Department near Community America Credit Union, at 2316…

2 dead in crash, driver faces murder, assault and DWI charges

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The driver in a Labor Day five-vehicle crash in Blue Springs that killed two children and injured two others faces two counts of murder and two counts of assault and a DWI charge. James L. Green, 60, of Odessa, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, DWI – aggravated offender, two counts of second-degree…

Gladstone man sentenced to 18 years for child porn

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On Aug. 30, a Gladstone man was sentenced in federal court to serve 18 years in prison for charges related to receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography over the internet. According to Tammy Dickinson, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Jack E. Grubb III, 35, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge…

Lee’s Summit man charged for stabbing neighbor

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A Lee’s Summit man was charged with felonies Sept. 1 for allegedly stabbing a neighbor after the two got into an argument. Leon W. Dawson, 46, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the case. According to court records, Dawson and a neighbor in the 1000 block of SE Talonia Drive in…