1. Anthony Walker convicted by Jackson County jury in triple murder case

    A Jackson County jury on Monday convicted Anthony Walker of three counts of Murder 1st Degree, Burglary, Armed Criminal Action and Burglary, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  2. KC man charged in the death of his alleged accomplice in a September attempted robbery

    A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the death of his alleged accomplice in a September attempted robbery in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  3. Statement regarding officer-involved shooting near 8th and Van Brunt

    Statement from Jackson County Prosecutor's Office regarding officer-involved shooting on Wednesday near 8th and Van Brunt Read more...
  4. 18-year-old KC man facing robbery and armed criminal action charges

    An 18-year-old Kansas City man, whose gang became the focus of a Kansas City No Violence Alliance group enforcement, now faces robbery and armed criminal action charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  5. Jackson County jury convicts KC man in fatal car wreck

    A Jackson County jury on Tuesday convicted Cedric Boyles in the June 2015 vehicular crash that killed Jeffrey Shadlow, 47, near 35th and Bellefontaine in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.A Read more...
  6. Grandview man, 22, charged in the fatal shooting of Keith Johnson in October

    A Grandview, Mo., man faces murder and robbery charges in connection with the Oct. 3, 2016, fatal shooting of Keith Johnson in the 9300 block of Bales in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  7. A 20-year-old KC man faces charges for firing from vehicle

    A Kansas City man faces felony charges for firing a weapon repeatedly in a residential neighbor, nearly striking undercover police officers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  8. Raytown man charged with firing multiple times into vehicle, killing one, injuring others

    A 24-year-old Raytown, MO, man faces a murder, assault and other felony charges for firing multiple times into a stranded vehicle with four women, killing one and injuring others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  9. KC man charged in connection with pregnant girlfriend's shooting

    A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting this weekend of his pregnant girlfriend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  10. Two men charged in KC shooting Wednesday that left one of them seriously wounded

    Two Kansas City men, just 17 and 19 years old, have been charged in a shooting Wednesday near 27th and VanBrunt in Kansas City that resulted in one of them being seriously wounded by gunfire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  11. KCPD detention officer charged in alleged theft of prisoner's money

    A Kansas City, MO, Police Department detention officer has been charged with one count of misdemeanor theft for allegedly taking money from a prisoner, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  12. Independence man charged in Oct. 30 fatal shooting

    A 19-year-old Independence man has been charged in the Oct. 30 fatal shooting of Jacobsen L. Laumoli at an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  13. KC man charged in connection with shooting his own child

    A Kansas City man has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor drug charge in connection with the shooting Sunday evening of a 1-year-old child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  14. Two other suspects charged in October 2015 murder in south Kansas City

    Two other suspects have been charged in the October 2015 fatal shooting and robbery of Anthony Johnson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  15. KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the carjacking of a woman's vehicle at a Midtown gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  16. Jury finds Kansas City man guilty on all 14 child sex charges

    A Jackson County jury today returned guilty verdicts against James Canada Jr. on 14 counts of sodomy, rape, child molestation and incest involving three victims under 12 years old, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  17. KC NoVA holds "call-in" at KC church in effort to reduce violence

    On Tuesday evening in a Kansas City church located in the city’s urban core, about two dozen members from at least 15 groups or gangs known to operate in Kansas City attended a meeting to hear about the violence reduction strategy KC NoVA. Read more...
  18. Media Advisory: 35th and Prospect mural, community event on Thursday

    For weeks, community partners, police, prosecutors and others have worked on completing a mural to beautify the blighted corner of 35th and Prospect Avenue. The effort will near completion Thursday (Nov. 3) in an interactive event, 5 to 7 p.m. Read more...
  19. Knowing Jackson will spend life behind bars, prosecutors dismiss remaining felony charges

    Now that it is clear that the conviction of Bernard Jackson will keep him in prison for the rest of his life, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today that the remaining rape cases pending against Jackson will be dismissed. Read more...
  20. Independence man charged in assault of a KC police officer

    A 26-year-old Independence man has been charged in connection with a reported assault on a Kansas City police officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  21. Murder charges filed in fatal beating this week at 8th and Flora

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating on Wednesday of Eddie McCauley in the area of 8th and Flora in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  22. KC man, 29, charged in December 2015 deadly shooting

    A Kansas City man, 29, has been charged in the murder of Marlon Hill, who was fatally shot on Dec. 6, 2015, in the 2200 block of East 85th Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  23. Murder charge filed in Independence road rage incident

    A 39-year-old Independence man, who was arrested today in South Dakota, faces a murder charge in the fatal shooting on Sunday of 22-year-old Whitney Gray in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today Read more...
  24. KC man charged for wounding teen in Raytown shooting

    A 17-year-old Kansas City suspect has been charged in connection with the shooting Thursday night into a group of other teens, wounding a Raytown youth, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  25. Victor Vickers sentenced to life in prison without parole for 2011 murder in KC

    A Jackson County judge today sentenced Victor D. Vickersto life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Edward Ewing and the wounding of another victim in a 2011 home invasion, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  26. Two men charged in fatal shooting Wednesday in Blue Springs

    Two Jackson County men were charged today in the fatal shooting early Wednesday of a 46-year-old Blue Springs man at a residence in the 1700 block of SW Parkridge, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  27. Statement regarding officer-involved shooting at 44th and Mersington

    Regarding the early-morning shooting today involving Kansas City Police officers, a prosecutor responded today to the scene. The incident is under investigation. Read more...
  28. Jackson County jury convicts Christopher Perkins in March 2015 murder of Kelvin Paige

    A Jackson County jury today convicted prior offender Christopher Perkins in March 2015 fatal shooting of Kelvin Paige near 25th and Harrison in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  29. Blue Springs man charged in shooting Thursday of ex-girlfriend

    A Blue Springs man was charged today in the shooting Thursday of an ex-girlfriend, who was bound at the wrists, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  30. Jackson County jury convicts second KC man in murder of Dionte Greene

    A Jackson County jury has convicted a second KC man in the Halloween 2014 murder of Dionte Greene, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  31. KC man charged in Aug. 24 fatal shooting of Rockey Bradley

    A 30-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the murder of Rockey Bradley who was fatally shot in the parking lot of a gas station near 27th and Indiana on Aug. 24, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  32. Lee's Summit man charged in fatal shooting of his brother

    A 24-year-old Lee's Summit man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his brother on Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  33. Jackson County jury convicts Independence woman of husband's murder

    A Jackson County jury has convicted an Independence woman of the March 2014 murder of her 65-year-old husband, Charles Stephens, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  34. Murder charges filed in fatal shooting of Marcus Mondaine

    A Grandview man has been charged in the murder this weekend of Marcus Mondaine, who was found shot inside a Kansas City apartment, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  35. Murder suspect charged, arrested in Oklahoma

    A 20-year-old Kansas City man faces a 1st Degree Murder charge in fatal shooting of Torrence Evans in late September, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  36. Independence man charged with statutory rape

    An Independence man faces statutory rape charges for alleged sexual relations with a girl that began in December 2014 when the victim was as young as 14, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  37. Jackson County jury convicts Independence man in October 2014 fatal shooting

    A Jackson County jury today convicted an Independence man in the October 2014 fatal shooting of Samuel Hewitt, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  38. Driver for accused murderer now facing her own felony charges

    The woman who drove a man accused of shooting Jacob Brantner to a grocery store parking lot in April 2016, where Brantner was fatally shot, now faces felony charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  39. KC man charged with fleeing police, DWI and crashing into Independence cafe

    A Kansas City man has been charged with fleeing police, DWI and crashing into Independence cafe, causing an estimated $200,000 damage, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  40. Woman charged with manslaughter in fatal Interstate 435 crash

    A 19-year-old Kansas City woman who was driving under the influence of alcohol has been charged with manslaughter in an early morning crash that killed a man and injured another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  41. Second accused Brookside burglar nabbed by KCPD in two days

    A 28-year-old man, the second accused this week of burglarizing Brookside homes, faces felony counts after he is arrested inside a resident's shed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  42. Accused Brookside burglar nabbed by KCPD, charged with felonies

    A 34-year-old KC felon was caught by KCPD inside a Brookside home on Wednesday and the defendant now faces multiple felony counts, including Burglary in the 1st Degree, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  43. Father charged in death of Daiza Bausby in March 2016

    The father of Daiza Bausby, an 18-year-old Kansas City high school student found dead in a south KC motel in March, has been charged with the murder of his daughter, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  44. KC man sentenced to 22 years in prison for causing wreck that killed KCPD investigator

    A 31-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for causing the death of Michael Chou, a KCPD crime scene investigator, in July 2013, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  45. KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

    A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  46. Response to recent stories on crimes against children

    The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office released today a statement on the recent stories regarding the investigations by Kansas City Police Department of crimes against children. Read more...
  47. Woman charged with murder in recent KC fatal stabbing

    A Kansas City woman has been charged with murder in the recent fatal stabbing of George Hamilton outside a residence on East 35th Street, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  48. Highway shooter in KC pleads guilty; will serve 30 years

    Mohammed Whitaker, 30, the man suspected in a series of shootings in 2014 on Kansas City-area highways, has pleaded guilty to 20 felony charges and will serve 30 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  49. KC man charged in Lee's Summit robbery on Sunday

    A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a robbery Sunday at Rush Hour in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  50. KCK man charged in early Sunday shootings in Westport

    A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with the 3 a.m. shootings in Westport that injured seven persons, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  51. KC man sentenced to prison for CoCo Key murder

    Divonte Lewis, 25, was sentenced today to 23 years in prison for the fatal shooting in May 2015 of Ryshun Bell at a Kansas City's CoCo Key waterpark, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  52. Murder charge filed in August fatal shooting of Keenon Durham

    A Kansas City man who fired a gun into a home in the 5700 block of Manchester on Aug. 19, 2016, killing Keenon Durham, faces Murder 2nd Degree and other felony counts, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  53. Rape, burglary and other charges filed against Jackson County jail inmate

    A Jackson County jail inmate has been charged with rape and burglary in connection with the late-August sexual assault of a woman inmate in the Jackson County Detention Center, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  54. Driver in deadly vehicular accident faces murder, assault and DWI charges

    The driver in a Labor Day vehicular accident that killed two children and injured two others faces two counts of murder and two counts of assault and DWI charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  55. Jackson County inmate who escaped now facing an additional felony charge

    Malcolm Johnson, the Jackson County inmate who escaped in February, now faces additional felony charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  56. Lee's Summit man charged with assault for stabbing neighbor

    A Lee's Summit man has been charged with assaulting a neighbor, stabbing him Wenesday evening at least twice, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  57. KC man charged with assault in shooting Sunday on Broadmoor Road

    A 41-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with the assault Sunday in the area of 66th and Broadmoor Road, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  58. KC man charged in connection with weekend shooting at 55th and Wabash

    A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting Saturday of a man inside a residence near 55th and Wabash Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  59. Assault charges filed against suspect for pulling gun on a KCPD officer

    An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer for pulling a gun on a Kansas City Police Department officer on Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  60. Dameron joins Prosecutor’s executive staff as governmental affairs director

    Jennifer Dameron is the new Director of Governmental Affairs and Policy for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. “She will be a wonderful addition to this office,” Baker said. Read more...
  61. Belton couple charged with child abuse in recent shootings at Prospect and Gregory in KC

    A Belton man and his girlfriend have been charged with child abuse for firing firearms near the children during a reported drug deal in Kansas City, causing one child to be shot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  62. Independence man charged in Quik Trip carjacking

    A 25-year-old Independence man has been charged in the Wednesday morning robbery of a car that the owner had left running at an air pump, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  63. Charges filed against man who pointed a rifle at KC police officers

    A Kansas City man faces felony charges for allegedly pointing an AK-47 at police officers in the Northeast area of Kansas City on Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  64. Prosecutors Intervene in Marijuana Lawsuit

    A dozen of Missouri’s top prosecutors, including the elected prosecutors in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties, filed a legal action today to prevent the issue of marijuana legalization from going on the November ballot. Read more...
  65. KC man charged in Northeast KC carjacking and long Northland chase with police

    A Kansas City man has been charged with robbery for forcibly taking Tuesday night a vehicle occupied by a 91-year-old victim, who said he pushed her out of the car while it was moving, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  66. Man charged in assaults of two KC police officers

    A 54-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the assaults of two Kansas City police officers responding to help another victim last Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  67. KC man charged with shooting at city workers near 8th and Olive

    A Kansas City man, already convicted of a felony, has been charged in connection with the firing of a gun on Wednesday morning at four city workers who were on duty near 8th and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  68. Grandview man wounded by resident is charged with burglary

    A 30-year-old Grandview man who was shot after he broke into a residence early today and was shot by the resident inside has been charged with burglary and armed criminal action charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  69. Felon charged in weekend morning coffee shop robberies in KC

    A 25-year-old Kansas City man, a felon convicted of robbery in 2008, has been charged in a weekend morning coffee shop robberies in midtown Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  70. KC man charged in July 5 shooting of Alvino Crawford

    A 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the July 5 fatal shooting of Alvino Crawford, 29, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  71. KC man, 20, charged in July fatal shooting in Lee's Summit

    A 20-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the July 16, 2016, fatal shooting of Malik Barbour in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  72. KC man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in July 14 fatal shooting

    A 27-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges, including Murder in the 1st Degree, in connection with the July 14 fatal shooting of Javon Looney and another victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  73. Smith sentenced to life in prison for 2015 murder of Kimberly Hertzler

    Morris L. Smith, 47, was sentenced today by a Jackson County judge to life in prison for 2015 murder of Kimberly Hertzler, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  74. KC man charged in fatal weekend stabbing

    A 56-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal stabbing on Saturday of Isaiah Jones, after an argument with the suspect, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  75. KC man charged in July 17 fatal shooting in Kansas City

    A 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting on July 17, 2016, of James Hines, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  76. KCK man charged in early morning fatal shooting of woman

    A 31-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with the early-morning fatal shooting today of a woman, as well as endangering the lives of three children found in the residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  77. Grandview man sentenced to 7 years in prison for manslaughter

    A Grandview man was sentenced today to seven years in prison for manslaughter and child endangerment after his 14-month-old daughter and a woman died in a 2014 house fire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  78. A 22-year-old KC man charged in Monday shooting in Independence

    A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the shooting of an Independence man now in critical condition, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  79. Reported police impersonator charged in Jackson County case

    A man who allegedly pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 70 and acted as if he was a police officer, with handgun drawn, has been charged with impersonating an officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  80. Independence man convicted in 2014 murder of Victor Albarran

    A Jackson County Judge has found an Independence man guilty of Murder in the 2014 death of Victor Albarra, who was found in his home stabbed several times, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  81. Jackson County jury convicts Larneal Davis in death of crime lab tech

    A Jackson County jury today convicted Larneal Davis of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the 2013 traffic accident that killed Kansas City crime lab tech Michael Chou, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  82. KC man charged in the April 23 murder on Troost Avenue

    A 37-year-old Kansas City man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in connection with the April 23 fatal shooting of Derrick Wren on the sidewalk in the 5700 block of Troost Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  83. 29-year-old man charged in serious beating of 5-year-old boy

    KC man charged with assault in connection with a serious beating of a 5-year-old boy, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker announced today. Read more...
  84. KC man now faces murder charge in death of 15-month-old

    A 31-year-old Kansas City man now faces multiple felony charges in connection with the alleged beating of a child who passed soon after a reported beating on May 29, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  85. 18-year-old woman charged in car theft and police chase on July 4

    An 18-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a car theft and police chase on July 4 that resulted in injuries to a motorcyclist, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  86. Two charged in Raytown robbery that ends in gunfire

    Two KC men charged in Raytown burglary that ended in gunfire on July 3, 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  87. Daniel Nelson sworn in as new Chief Deputy Prosecutor of Jackson County

    Daniel Nelson is the new Chief Deputy Prosecutor of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  88. Brothers sentenced to prison for murder of Shawndray Key

    Shyreif and Teandre Carter have been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2015 murder of Shawndray Key, found fatally shot inside a vehicle parked in the area of 62nd and Agnes Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  89. KC man charged in murder of sister over weekend

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the murder Saturday evening of his 57-year-old sister, who was stabbed repeatedly, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  90. Jackson County man charged with threatening 16th Circuit judge

    An Independence man has been charged with Tampering with a Judicial Officer after he sent electronic messages threatening a Jackson County judge and his family, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  91. KC man charged in serious beating of another man

    A 34-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in an assault that caused serious physical injury to another man found unconscious Monday in the back seat of a parked vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  92. KC man charged in rape and police chase to Wyandotte County

    A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with rape, thefts of vehicles and a reckless, high-speed police chase that ended Monday when he was arrested in Wyandotte County, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  93. KC man charged in August 2015 homicide on Independence Avenue

    A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the death of Tamara Dominguez, who was run over by a pickup truck early in the morning of Aug. 15, 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  94. One charged in series of Midtown KC robberies this week

    A 27-year-old KC man has been charged in connection with a series of robberies Wednesday in Midtown KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  95. Second juvenile charged in November murder in Lee's Summit

    A second juvenile, a 14-year-old, has been charged in the fatal stabbing of Tanya L. Chamberlain who died in a Nov. 1, 2015, early-morning attack at a Lee's Summit car wash, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  96. 20-year-old KC man charged in Sunday night fatal shooting on KC's eastside

    A 20-year-old KC man has been charged in Sunday night fatal shooting near 66th and Park Avenue in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  97. Charges filed in Thursday homicide in Jackson County

    A 44-year-old Oak Grove man has been charged in the murder late Thursday of Michael Noud, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  98. Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker backs St. Louis prosecutors' efforts to protect victims

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issues statement today in support of Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, saying courts must protect personal information of victims and witnesses. "Let's not make them a victim again," she says. Read more...
  99. Co-defendant in Alexis Kane's murder pleads guilty

    A co-defendant in the murder of Alexis Kane has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection to her homicide in January 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  100. KC man found guilty in fatal CoCo Key shooting in May 2015

    A Jackson County jury has found a 24-year-old Kansas City man guilty in the murder of Ryshun Bell at a popular KC water park in May 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  101. KC man charged in late Tuesday fatal shooting near 35th and Flora

    A 34-year-old KC man has been charged in the fatal shooting late Tuesday of Ricky Frazier, who was found shot in the 3500 block of Flora Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  102. KC man charged in attempted robbery in West Bottoms

    A man who attempted to rob the Restaurant Depot in the west bottoms area of Kansas City early Monday and was shot by a security guard now faces felony charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  103. Mother's boyfriend charged in beating of 15-month old child

    A Kansas City man faces felony charges for allegedly beating a young child that he was caring for while the child's mother was at work, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  104. Law enforcement leaders, community partners oppose disclosure of victims' personal info

    Kansas City’s leading public safety chiefs, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker and community partners oppose a St. Louis court order to turn over to criminal defendants victims and witnesses' social security numbers and personal phone numbers. Read more...
  105. Mother sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder of 2-year-old daughter

    A Jackson County judge sentenced Marie J. Chishahayo to 30 years in prison on Friday, after she pleaded guilty to the murder of her 2-year-old daughter and several other felonies, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  106. Judge sentences Independence man to 20 years in prison for fatal KC accident

    A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced an Independence man to 20 years in prison in connection with a 2014 fatal vehicular accident near 31st and Grand Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  107. Murder charges filed in 72nd and Olive shooting this month

    A First Degree Murder charge has been filed against a 35-year-old Kansas City man in the fatal shooting earlier in May of D'Adrian Bell in a residence near 72nd and Olive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  108. Charges filed in KC homicide last Friday

    A 24-year-old Kansas City man faces Murder 1st Degree charges in connection with the fatal shooting on Friday of Tyrone London, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  109. Charges filed in recent robbery, fleeing and shooting at officers

    A Kansas City man and his suspected accomplice in a recent robbery have been charged in connection with that crime, and one was also charged with fleeing from police and shooting at officers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  110. Jury convicts Grandview man in fatal fire case

    A Jackson County jury has convicted a Grandview man of two counts of manslaughter in connection with house fire in September 2014 that killed his 14-month-old daughter and an adult friend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  111. Jackson County jury convicts Victor D. Vickers in 2011 murder case

    A Jackson County jury today convicted Victor D. Vickers in the fatal shooting of Edward Ewing and the wounding of another victim in a 2011 home invasion, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  112. 18-year-old KC man charged in fatal shooting of Jacob Brantner

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Jacob Brantner in grocery store parking lot is charged with Murder 2nd Degree, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  113. Woman charged in fiery assault of boyfriend

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker today announced charges against a homeless woman who allegedly burned a boyfriend after she poured liquid on him while he slept and set it on fire. Read more...
  114. Nevada man charged in connection with kidnapping, assault in Independence

    A Nevada, Mo., man has been charged in connection with an alleged kidnapping, assault and fleeing from police in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  115. Tonganoxie man who fled police charged in Kansas City

    Curtis R. Ayers, a Tonganoxie man, who fled police into Kansas City, MO, on Monday, and fired a gun at motorists on U.S. 71 in the mid-afternoon, has been charged with multiple felonies by Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Read more...
  116. Jackson County jury convicts Travone Shaw in connection with 2014 murder of Dionte Greene

    CORRECTED: A Jackson County jury has convicted Travone Shaw, 20, of four felonies, including Involuntary Manslaughter, in connection with the Oct. 31, 2014 fatal shooting of Dionte R. Greene, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  117. 15-year-old Lee's Summit youth faces murder charge in Tanya Chamberlain's homicide

    A 15-year-old Lee's Summit youth faces a charge of Murder in the 1st Degree in connection with the homicide of Tanya L. Chamberlain, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  118. KC juvenile faces criminal charges connected to February KC homicide

    A 15-year-old faces two sets of felony charges related to the homicide on Feb. 15, 2016 of Jaiair Strong in Kansas City and the March 2016 firing of gunshots near Central High School, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  119. Raytown man charged in alleged sexual assault

    A Raytown man faces criminal charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault and robbery on Wednesday in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  120. Jean Peters Baker

    Two-year-old’s father facing murder charge

    The 24-year-old Kansas City man whose daughter shot herself in their residence last week now will face a murder charge, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  121. Raytown man charged today in father's stabbing

    A 21-year-old Raytown man has been charged in connection with his father's assault and stabbing, on Monday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  122. Baker honored among distinguished UMKC alumni

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was among an impressive group of University of Missouri-Kansas City alumni who were honored last week with 2016 Alumni Achievement Awards. Read more...
  123. Felony charges filed today against father of 2-year-old girl who was fatally shot Thursday

    A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his 2-year-old daughter in a residence Thursday in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  124. Four felony counts filed in child-sex case against south KC man

    A 48-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with allegations that he molested and inappropriately touched a child in south Kansas City,Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  125. Five child-sex charges filed against Grain Valley man

    A Grain Valley man faces multiple child-sex felonies involving two young victims, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  126. Charges in Grandview robbery

    Two robbery suspects in a Grandview gas station robbery early today are taken into custody and charged with multiple felonies. Read more...
  127. KC man charged in home invasion, beating in Sugar Creek

    Suspect allegedly forced his way into Sugar Creek home and beat one man and threatened to set on fire that victim and another man after pouring fluid on them. Read more...
  128. Calah Johnson pleads guilty in Bruce Watkins fatal shooting

    Calah Johnson, 35, sentenced to 15 years in prison for July 17, 2009 fatal shooting of Deanna Lieber, who was driving from Starlight Theatre with family. Read more...
  129. Raytown woman charged for failing to obey school bus stop sign, injuring child

    Woman faces multiple felony counts after child's collarbone is broken while crossing the street at bus stop. Read more...
  130. KC man sentenced to 23 years in 2014 murder case

    A 27-year-old KC man will serve 23 years in prison for 2014 murder Read more...
  131. Guilty plea in child death case

    A 24-year-old man, Mirsad Hamidovic, has pleaded guilty to the murder of 2-year-old Lorenzo Estrada in January 2015. Read more...
  132. Independence man found guilty in vehicular fatality case

    Jackson County judge convicts Independence man of Felony Murder as fatal vehicular accident occurred as a result of him fleeing from police. Read more...
  133. KC man charged in KC car chase

    A 40-year-old KC man has been charged in the noon police chase on Thursday. Prosecutors request $50,000 bond. Read more...
  134. Son sentenced to 12 years for father’s murder

    Kyle Webb, a 44-year-old Grandview man, was sentenced late Thursday to 12 years in a Missouri prison for causing his father’s death, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  135. Supreme Court upholds Richard Davis conviction

    The Missouri Supreme Court today upheld Richard Davis’ conviction in Jackson County and Read more...
  136. Police officer’s conviction upheld

    In a unanimous decision, the Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld the 2014 conviction of a suspended Kansas City Police Department officer for the crime of acceding to corruption, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  137. Two other charged in March 28 homicide

    Two other Kansas City men have been charged in the fatal slaying on March 28, 2016, of Demar Swift in the area of 18th and Topping, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  138. Lee’s Summit candidate declared ineligible

    A Jackson County judge on Monday declared Franklin D. Tatro ineligible to be a candidate for Lee’s Summit City Council because of an earlier felony conviction, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  139. Prosecutor seeks to remove candidate from Lee's Summit council race

    A hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. today before a Jackson County Judge regarding a civil action filed by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office seeking to declare Franklin D. Tatro ineligible from seeking office on the Lee’s Summit City Council Read more...
  140. Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

    A Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with the fatal shooting on Monday of Demar Smith, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  141. Charges filed in Independence murder

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal knifing of Louis Dickey, whose body was found in her Independence residence on Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  142. VICTIMNET PRESENTS A Crime Victims' Rights Week

    VICTIMNET PRESENTS A Crime Victims’ Rights Week Commemorative Event Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Power & Light District KC Live Block 14th Street & Grand Avenue Kansas City, MO Read more...
  143. Jackson County prosecutor wins prestigious

    Michael J. Hunt, a veteran Jackson County Prosecutor who directs the office’s East Jackson County operations, has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America Read more...
  144. Charges filed in November fatal shooting

    A 26-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with the fatal shooting Nov. 7, 2015, of Kevin Durham whose body was found before noon in his parked car near 41st and Prospect Avenue, Read more...
  145. Charges filed in Independence standoff

    An Independence man has been charged in connection with a long standoff with Independence police on Sunday Read more...
  146. Charges filed in connection with burned infant

    An Independence woman faces a felony charge in connection with the burning of an infant she was babysitting on Saturday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  147. Jackson County man convicted of murder for deadly wreck

    A Jackson County jury on Friday evening found an Independence man guilty of felony murder and nine other felony counts in connection with a 2014 fatal vehicular accident near 31st and Grand Avenue Read more...
  148. Convicted child molester sentenced to 20 years

    Miguel McIntosh, convicted earlier this year of molesting a 9-year-old girl, was sentenced today to prison for 20 years, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  149. Second man charged in rape, kidnapping

    A second man now faces charges in connection with a rape and kidnapping at gunpoint in January in the city’s Eastside, Read more...
  150. Charges against driver in Lee’s Summit fatal crash

    An 18-year-old Lee’s Summit man has been charged with recklessly causing the Feb. 1, 2016 vehicular accident that killed two passengers riding in his vehicle and injured another driver, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  151. Independence eluding leads to charges

    The driver of a pickup truck that refused to stop for Independence police, eventually ending at Blue Ridge Cut-off and Interstate 70 last night has resulted in multiple criminal charges, Read more...
  152. Sexual assault of 15-year-old

    A Lee’s Summit man has been charged in connection with the reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  153. Charges in weekend chase, crash

    A Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with a weekend chase in Kansas City with police that ended in a crash in which multiple persons were injured, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  154. Woman pleads guilty in child’s death

    A Kansas City woman has pleaded guilty to the multiple felony counts in connection with the 2015 death and injury of two of her children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  155. Two charged in New Year’s Day slaying

    A Kansas City man and woman have been charged in connection with the New Year’s Day 2016 murder of Sederick J. Jones and the wounding of another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  156. Sword-wielding man leads police on chase

    A man who displaying a sword or machete in a Raytown gas station parking lot has been charged with multiple felonies, including assault, endangerment of a child and fleeing Read more...
  157. Man charged in connection with officer’s shooting

    An Independence man has been charged in connection with the shooting on Wednesday of an Independence police officer who was responding to a call at a hotel on US 40 Highway Read more...
  158. Charges in Monday shooting

    A 34-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a shooting Monday of a man in the 4900 block of East Linwood, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  159. Two men charged in connection with 3-year-old’s fatal shooting

    Two Kansas City men have been charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection with the May 31, 2015, fatal shooting in Kansas City of 3-year-old Amorian Hale, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  160. Charges in Grain Valley kidnapping, assault

    A Grain Valley, Mo., man has been charged in the alleged kidnapping in November 2015 of a woman he took to a remote location, held her for days, threatened her life and assaulted her, Read more...
  161. Bobbie Stone addresses media

    Charges filed in Raytown man’s fatal shooting

    On May 13, 2012, Raytown resident Harry Stone, 60, was on a morning jog. He was on Blue Ridge Blvd when a dark car passed by near 67th Street. Someone in the passing vehicle shot Stone who collapsed alongside the road. Read more...
  162. Charges filed in 1986 rape; Case marks final cold-case grant filing

    A 36-year-old Kansas City woman was walking to her car in Kansas City’s east bottoms on July 9, 1986, when two men forced her into the back of her vehicle. They threatened, restrained and sexually assaulted her. Read more...
  163. Four charged in assault, robbery and chase

    Four men have been charged with a home invasion and robbery, brandishing a weapon at a McDonald’s employee in Independence, robbing another man on Truman Road and then leading police on a car chase that went from Independence to the Northland Read more...
  164. Two charged in double homicide

    Two Kansas City men, one 20 and the other 21 years old, have been charged in connection with the fatal gun shootings of Fanandous Groves and Gerrod Woods on Dec. 14, 2015, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  165. Baker issues statement on KCPD investigation

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement today after KCPD announced an investigation of its Crimes Against Children Unit: Read more...
  166. Manslaughter charges filed in 2015 wreck

    A 31-year-old Kansas City man faces felony charges in connection with a September 2015 traffic accident on U.S. 71 Highway that killed one person and injured two others, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  167. One charged in KC rape

    A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with a reported rape and kidnapping in east Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  168. Jacole Prince ordered to prison for 34 years

    Jackson County Judge J. Dale Youngs on Friday sentenced Jacole Prince, whose daughter LP was found malnourished and locked in a closet, to 34 years in state prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  169. Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

    A 19-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the Jan. 9, 2016, fatal shooting of Hollis Burgin III, whose body was found in the 3300 block of Bridge Manor Drive, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  170. Messina honored by KCMBA

    Former Jackson County Circuit Judge Edith Messina, who joined the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office earlier this year, was honored Friday by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  171. Charges in Independence murder

    A homeless Independence man has been charged in the murder of Charles Younger, whose body was found New Years Day inside an Independence residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  172. Guilty plea in murder of Shaundra Thomas

    Freddie Price, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to Murder 2nd Degree in connection with the June 4, 2014, murder of Shaunda Thomas, whose body was found in the outdoor playground outside a Kansas City apartment complex Read more...
  173. Early New Years Day wreck brings charges

    Felony criminal charges have been filed against the driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic accident that injured a passenger in his vehicle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  174. Murder, assault charges filed in Northeast shooting rampage

    Fifteen felony counts were filed today against a 27-year-old Kansas City man who is accused of taking the life of an unsuspecting 17-year-old, Gabriel Avila, Read more...
  175. Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

    A 41-year-old Grandview man faces felony charges in connection with a vehicle striking a pedestrian in Grandview early Sunday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
  176. Solar energy theft involved area churches

    Two Jackson County men face multiple felony charges in connection with theft and deceptive business practices in their solar energy company’s dealings with area churches and businesses, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Read more...
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