1. Inmate in county detention center charged with assault of corrections officer

    Inmate in Jackson County Detention Center charged for assault of corrections officer, now suffering in critical condition, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  2. Jackson County jury convicts KC man of sodomy involving young children

    A Jackson County jury has 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. Read more...
  3. Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle

    Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  4. Homeless KC man charged in stabbing Tuesday near 9th and Prospect in KC

    A homeless Kansas City man has been charged in KC stabbing Tuesday near 9th and Prospect that threatened life of victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  5. Husband charged with abandoning wife's corpse

    A 35-year-old man has been charged with felonies in connection with dismembering and abandoning the corpse of his wife, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  6. KC man, recently apprehended, has been charged in KC and Independence homicides

    A Kansas City man, recently apprehended, has been charged in KC and Independence homicides, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  7. Homeless man charged in fatal stabbing of woman in Kansas City

    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. Read more...
  8. Raytown man charged in fatal shooting outside Blue Springs restaurant

    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. Read more...
  9. Four teenagers charged in south Kansas City pizza store robbery

    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. Read more...
  10. KC man charged in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of Dustin Harris in KC

    A Kansas City man charged in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of Dustin Harris, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  11. KC man charged in Oct. 23 fatal beating in Kansas City

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal beating on Oct. 23, 2017 of Lovell J. Smith in Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  12. Three charged in Oct. 30 break-in and fatal shooting in Independence

    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. Read more...
  13. KC teenager who claimed local youth gang charged in series of carjackings, thefts in Kansas City

    A Kansas City teen who professed founding a local youth gang has been charged in a series of summer carjackings and car thefts in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  14. Lee's Summit teen charged in double vehicular fatality on Jan. 21, 2017

    A Lee's Summit teenage has been charged in connection with the crash that killed two persons in Jan. 2017 in south Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  15. Lee's Summit man charged in weekend shooting at another vehicle

    A Lee's Summit man has been charged in an incident Saturday that resulted in a the defendant shooting at another vehicle with four passengers, including two small children, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  16. Media Advisory: South KC community event hosted Saturday by KC No Violence Alliance

    Media Advisory: The Kansas City No Violence Alliance hosts community event Saturday in South KC for Ruskin neighorhood struggling with crime Read more...
  17. KC man charged after robber at South KC store grabs cash from victim

    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. Read more...
  18. KC man charged with firing weapon into Waldo Bar and south KC store

    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. Read more...
  19. Jackson County jury finds KC man guilty in Independence 2017 shooting

    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. Read more...
  20. Second KC man charged in fatal shooting at Troost Market in South KC

    A second Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting at Troost Market in South Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  21. Omar Lopez-Maldonado pleads guilty to rape and is sentenced to 30 years in prison

    Omar Lopez-Maldonado sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2016 rape in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  22. Fredrick Scott faces third murder charge for Grandview fatal shooting

    A third murder charge has been added to the felony case now filed against Fredrick Scott, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  23. Yust case dismissed here, as defendant moves to Cass County

    In a joint effort with Cass County, a pending felony case in Jackson County v. Kylr Yust is dismissed, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  24. KC man, 23, faces charges in Sept. 13 fatal shooting at Troost Market in KC

    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 Baker announced today. Read more...
  25. Dontae Jefferson sentenced to life without parole, plus life in prison

    Dontae Jefferson sentenced to life without patrol plus another life sentence for the shooting in 2014 of a boy and the murder of the boy's father at a gas station near 45th and Cleveland, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  26. KC man, 67, charged in stabbing of 12-year-old grandson

    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. Read more...
  27. Second man charged in fatal I-70 shooting in Independence

    A second man has been charged in the fatal I-70 shooting in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  28. Pleasant Hill man charged in fatal shooting Friday on I-70 in Independence

    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. Read more...
  29. KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the April 30 fatal shooting of Isabell Addison at Swope Parkway and Benton in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  30. Teenager charged in Independence murder on Tuesday

    A 17-year-old man faces Murder 2nd Degree and other felony charges in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  31. Media Advisory: Press conference at noon at JaCo Prosecutor's Office

    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. Read more...
  32. Jackson County jail inmates charged in brutal assault of corrections officer

    Four Jackson County jail inmates have been charged in a brutal assault of a corrections officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  33. KC man charged in shooting of two others in Westport last weekend

    A 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. Read more...
  34. Lee's Summit man charged in fatal car wreck that claimed a life over weekend

    A Lee's Summit man has been charged with felony DWI in connection with fatal vehicular wreck that claimed a life over weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  35. Sixth defendant named in beating of Domino pizza delivery man

    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. Read more...
  36. Jackson County jury convicts KC man in rape of 12-year-old girl

    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. Read more...
  37. Independence man sentenced to four consecutive 20-year prison terms for child sex abuse

    An Independence man has been sentenced to four consecutive 20-year prison terms for child sex abuse of a boy just 10 at the time, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  38. KC man, 22, charged in Aug. 20 fatal shooting of off-duty police officer in Westport

    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. Read more...
  39. Father, daughter charged in Ruskin High assault of student

    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. Read more...
  40. Five KC 18- to 20-year-olds charged in beating of pizza man

    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. Read more...
  41. Media Advisory: JaCo Prosecutor's Movie Night tonight in Lykins Square Park

    Media Advisory: JaCo Prosecutor's Movie Night tonight in Lykins Square Park Read more...
  42. KC man, 35, charged in October 2016 Westport murder

    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. Read more...
  43. Kansas City man, 27, charged in Aug. 20 fatal drive-by shooting near 33rd and Prospect Avenue

    A Kansas City man, 27, has been charged in the Aug. 20 fatal shooting near 33rd and Prospect Avenue, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  44. Fredrick Scott, 22 charged in two south Kansas City homicides

    Fredrick 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 Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  45. Media Advisory: A press conference will be held today at 3 p.m. at South Patrol in KC

    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. Read more...
  46. Convicted murderer's brother charged with perjury in trial testimony

    The brother of a convicted murderer faces a Class A felony for giving false testimony during Jimmie Verge's trial in Jackson County in March 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  47. Jimmie Verge sentenced to 45 years in prison for role in double murder, assault, robbery

    Jimmie Verge sentenced to 45 years in prison for role in double murder, assault, robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  48. Jackson County jury convicts KC man in murder and shooting of boy in 2014

    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. Read more...
  49. KC teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11 shooting of Michael Holmes

    A Kansas City teen faces murder charge in connection with June 11 shooting of Michael Holmes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peter Baker announced today. Read more...
  50. Sugar Creek man charged in Aug. 17 homicide in Independence

    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. Read more...
  51. Man arrested Saturday charged in July 21 fatal shooting in KC of Anthony Clark

    Man arrested Saturday is 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 announced today. Read more...
  52. 44-year-old KC man sentenced to 12 years in prison for burglaries in NE KC

    A 44-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for pleading guilty to several residential burglaries in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  53. Fazon Swinton sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2016 fatal shooting in grocery store parking lot

    Fazon Swinton sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2016 fatal shooting in grocery store parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  54. Jackson County Detention Center inmate charged with endangering corrections officer

    A Jackson County Detention Center inmate has been charged with endangering a corrections officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  55. Independence man charged in early Saturday fatal vehicular on Truman Road

    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. Read more...
  56. Truman Medical Center-Lakewood employee charged with sex offenses involving patient

    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. Read more...
  57. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker statement on public safety and Jackson County jail

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker releases today a statement on public safety and Jackson County jail Read more...
  58. Convicted child murder and his attorney charged in Jackson County jail contraband investigation

    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. Read more...
  59. KC man charged in fatal shooting on Wednesday of Tamara Randolph near 37th and Woodland

    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. Read more...
  60. KC man sentenced to 27 years in prison for the May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicol Appleberry

    A Jackson County judge sentenced Dewayne Cornelius today to 27 years in prison for the May 2016 fatal shooting of Nicole Appleberry, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  61. Man firing rifle near 39th and Main on Monday charged with felonies for firing weapon

    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 today. Read more...
  62. Lee's Summit man who was later shot by police is charged with discharging firearm

    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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  63. Man charged with dropping old TV three floors down onto victim

    Assault charges filed today against a Kansas City man who dropped an old TV over a third-floor balcony onto victim, causing life-threatening injuries, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  64. Raytown man charged with DWI in connection with fatal vehicular crash last night on Interstate 435

    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. Read more...
  65. Independence man, 23, faces felony child sex charges involving two victims

    A 23-year-old Independence man faces felony molestation and sodomy charges involving two child victims, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  66. Jackson County judge sentences convicted child molester to life plus 15 years

    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. Read more...
  67. KCK man, 45, found guilty by Jackson County jury of property damage, animal abuse

    A 45-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man has been convicted in Jackson County of Property Damage First Degree and felony Animal Abuse, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  68. KC man charged in fatal Westport stabbing of homeless man

    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. Read more...
  69. Two teens charged in recent shooting in Sugar Creek

    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. Read more...
  70. New manslaughter charges filed in death of 9-year-old child

    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. Read more...
  71. KCK man pleads guilty to murder and assault in 2016 killing of girlfriend and wounding of children

    KCK man was sentenced today to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder and assault in 2016 killing of girlfriend, Denise Gayle, and wounding of children, Jackson Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  72. Leavenworth man faces Class B felony DWI in death of man in KC vehicular crash

    A Leavenworth man has been charged with a DWI felony in the Kansas City fatal vehicular crash on Thursday near 75th and Paseo, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  73. Grandview man charged in vehicular crash that injured 9-year-old

    A 19-year-old 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. Read more...
  74. Two charged in January 2017 abuse of of dog "King" in Kansas City

    Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog "King," rescued by KC animal control officers in January 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  75. KC man charged in vehicular crash that killed young woman in April 2017

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal vehicular crash that killed Krealonaa M. Willis on April 17, 2017, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  76. KC brother and sister sentenced to life in prison in 2013 murder

    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. Read more...
  77. James Rhymer sentenced to life in prison for murder, other violent crime convictions

    A Jackson County judge today sentenced James Rhymer, 33, for the murder of David Mendez in 2014, as well as other violent crime convictions, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  78. Media Advisory: Contact information for week of June 26-July 2

    Media Advisory: Contact information for week of June 26-July 2 Read more...
  79. MEDIA ADVISORY: Prosecutor to hold press conference today on new murder charges

    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's Downtown office. Read more...
  80. Driver in fatal accident on SW Trafficway charged with DWI causing death of someone

    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. Read more...
  81. KC 21-year-old man charged in vehicular crash that killed woman in NE KC

    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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  82. KC man, 29, charged in May 10 fatal shooting of Cheemi Littlejohn

    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. Read more...
  83. Perkins pleads guilty in March 2015 fatal shooting of Kelvin B. Paige

    Christopher V. Perkins pleads guilty 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. Read more...
  84. A third person charged in Lone Jack, MO, murder and assault

    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. Read more...
  85. KC man and woman face charges in Lone Jack homicide and assault

    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 announced today. Read more...
  86. Jackson County jury recommends up 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton

    Jury recommends up to 32 years in prison for Fazon Swinton, convicted of fatal shooting in the grocery parking lot on 63rd Street in 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  87. Jackson County jury convicts Dewayne Cornelius in 2016 fatal shooting

    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 announced today. Read more...
  88. Jackson County jury convicts KC man in 2016 fatal shooting on 63rd Street

    A Jackson County jury convicted 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 today. Read more...
  89. Independence man charged in robbery at Independence Lowes

    An Independence man has been charged in robbery Monday evening at the Independence Lowes, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  90. KC man, facing charges in shooting on May 25th, also accused of tampering with a witness in shooting

    A Kansas City man, charged in connection with a shooting May 25 of a man near 44th and Flora in KC, also has been charged with assaulting and tampering with a witness in that Flora shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  91. KC man, already convicted of assaulting officer, is charged in assault of two officers, store clerk

    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. Read more...
  92. KCK man charged in connection with reported Friday rape and kidnapping of woman

    A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged in connection with a reported Friday rape and kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  93. Independence man charged in reported road rage incident and shooting at 104th and Holmes

    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. Read more...
  94. Judge sentences Howard Chase to life in prison for role in Angel Hooper murder

    A Jackson County judge today sentenced Howard Chase 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 Baker announced today. Read more...
  95. Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy sentenced to prison for role in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

    Third and final defendant in the murder of Alexis Kane, just 14, sentenced to state prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  96. Convicted robber charged in weekend business robbery in south KC

    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. Read more...
  97. Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin

    A Kansas City man charged in weekend fatal stabbing of Ali Griffin, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  98. Media Advisory: Prosecutor, neighborhood leaders to hold press conference at 43rd and Forest

    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 efforts to reduce violence. Read more...
  99. KC man charged with firing weapon in south KC church, injuring church greeter

    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. Read more...
  100. Independence woman charged in murder Tuesday of Holly Barnett

    A 32-year-old Independence woman has been charged in the fatal beating of Holly Barnett, who was found in her residence in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  101. Two teens charged in Blue Springs home burglary that led to school lockdowns

    Two Blue Springs, 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 today. Read more...
  102. Second defendant, Omar Muhammad, convicted in 2013 murder of Eric Harrell

    A second defendant, Omar Muhammad, has been convicted by a Jackson County jury in the 2013 murder of Eric Harrell,Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  103. Issac Carter found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

    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 Read more...
  104. Three charged in murder of Kansas man earlier this month

    Three charged in the murder in early April of an Osawatomie, KS, man whose body was found on Blue River Road, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  105. Jackson County jury convicts Monique Ransom in Dec. 2013 fatal shooting

    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. Read more...
  106. KC 16-year-old charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle

    A Kansas City 16-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm from a vehicle in February, after Family Court certifies him to face charges as an adult, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  107. 20-year-old KC man charged in early morning robbery at KC gas station

    A Kansas City man, 20, faces felony charges in connection with an early morning robbery today in Kansas City at a Truman Road gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  108. Local students, business step up to support family of murder victim

    Media Advisory: Event planned for Thursday, April 27, to help the family of 2015 Kansas City murder victim Read more...
  109. KC man charged in Sunday's fatal shooting near 39th and Denver

    A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting Sunday near 39th and Denver, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  110. Two men charged in March 11 fatal shooting outside gas station in Kansas City

    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. Read more...
  111. Charges filed in KC Easter Sunday fatal shooting

    A Kansas City man faces murder charges in the Easter Sunday fatal shooting of Robert A. Witmer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  112. Neighborhood children have some fun revving the engine

    Neighborhood cleanup at 23rd and Denver draws dozens of volunteers

    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's office and COMBAT sponsored the event. Read more...
  113. Raytown 18-year-old charged in shooting

    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. Read more...
  114. Jackson County jury convicts James Rhymer in 2014 murder

    A Jackson County jury has convicted James Rhymer in the 2014 murder of David Mendez, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  115. KC man charged in Friday homicide and shooting of another man

    A Kansas City man has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the early Friday homicide of Steven Thompson and the shooting of another person, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  116. Media Advisory: New prosecutor effort to reduce crime launches Wed. at noon, 23rd and Denver

    Media Advisory: New prosecutor effort to reduce crime launches Wed. at noon, 23rd and Denver in East Kansas City Read more...
  117. Blue Springs man charged for sexual acts with 16-year-old student in 2005

    A Blue Springs man faces multiple felonies in connection with alleged sexual acts with former 16-year-old student in 2005, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  118. Driver in Labor Day fatal accident pleads to two counts of Murder

    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 Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  119. Jackson County jury recommends prison sentence in 14-year-old's murder

    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. Read more...
  120. Kansas City man charged in Oct. 30, 2016, fatal shooting outside KC club

    Kansas City man charged in Oct. 30, 2016, fatal shooting outside KC club, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  121. Two men charged in elaborate bank skimming scheme to obtain access to bank accounts

    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. Read more...
  122. Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy found guilty in 2015 Bay Water Park murder of 14-year-old

    A Jackson County jury today found Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy guilty in 2015 Bay Waterpark murder of 14-year-old girl, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  123. KCK man wanted in Kidnapping of Cristian Escutia

    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. Read more...
  124. Murder charges filed in April 2 fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in KC

    Murder charges filed in April 2, 2017, fatal shooting of Samuel L. Lloyd in 4400 bloc of Norwood Ave. in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  125. Second defendant convicted in 2014 fatal shooting of 6-year-old Angel Hooper

    A Jackson County jury today convicted a second defendant in the 2014 fatal shooting of 6-year-old Angel Hooper, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  126. Additional charges filed in Independence robbery and officer's assault

    The two suspects charged in the robbery Wednesday at 36th and South Delaware in Independence now also face Assault for injuries to a police officer, while two additional suspects face charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  127. Statement on shooting of Independence Police officer today

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker released the following statement today on the shooting incident in which an Independence Police officer was injured. Read more...
  128. KC NoVA enforcement nets murder and several other charges

    The Kansas City No Violence Alliance (KC NoVA) concluded its latest group enforcement this week against some 22 individuals associated with persons involved in the Nov. 2016 murder of a man in south Kansas City. Read more...
  129. Lee's Summit man charged in vehicular death of baby

    A Lee's Summit man multiple felony charges, including Driving While Intoxicated -- Death To Another Person, in connection with a weekend vehicular crash that resulted in a baby's death, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  130. Jury convicts Jimmie Verge in Dec. 2015 double homicide

    A Jackson County jury this evening found Jimmie Verge guilty of multiple felony counts in connection with the Dec. 2015 fatal double shooting, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  131. Independence man charged in vehicular deaths of two boys, ages 6 and 10

    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 Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  132. KC man charged in Monday double homicide, assault on Blue Parkway

    A Kansas City man has been charged in Monday's double homicide, assault on Blue Parkway, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  133. Media Advisory: KC NoVA and community partners hold job fair

    Media Advisory: KC NoVA and community partners hold job fair Read more...
  134. KC man faces Murder 2nd Degree charge in fatal shooting from 2016

    A 20-year-old Kansas City man faces multiple felony charges in connection with the Nov. 15, 2016 fatal shooting of Antonio Williams at south Kansas City gas station, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  135. Area high school teacher facing sex charges involving student

    A Lee's Summit teacher now faces state felony sex charges involving a high school student, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  136. Charges filed in two recent KC robberies, including home invasion

    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. Read more...
  137. Kansas City woman charged in August 2015 fatal shooting of William Simmons

    A Kansas City woman has been charged in the August 2015 fatal shooting of William Simmons, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  138. Boyles sentenced to 13 years in prison for Manslaughter driving conviction

    A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Cedric Boyles to 13 years in a state prison for the June 2015 vehicular crash that killed Jeffrey Shadlow, 47, near 35th and Bellefontaine in KC, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  139. Felony charges filed in reported UMKC rape case

    A Colorado man faces a felony charge of rape in connection with a reported rape at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  140. Two charged in Raytown burglaries and police pursuit into KC

    Two Kansas City men have been charged in connection with a recent Raytown burglaries that led to a pursuit Monday into Kansas City by Raytown police, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  141. Jackson County jury recommends up to 34 years in prison for defendant in Ja'Que Dawkins murder

    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 that he should serve up to 34 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  142. KC woman charged in Friday's fatal shooting

    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. Read more...
  143. KC man charged in recent Midtown KC crimes, including rape, kidnapping and robbery

    KC man charged in recent Midtown KC crimes, including rape, kidnapping and robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  144. Leandre Smith pleads guilty in the murder of Angel Hooper in 2014

    Leandre Smith pleads guilty in the murder of 6-year-old Angel Hooper; sentenced to 23 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  145. New police use of force guidance report recommends investigation independence and detailed protocols

    New national look on police use of force recommends investigation independence and detailed protocols for prosecutors. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker co-chaired year-long prosecutor's committee. Read more...
  146. Felony charges filed in Raytown assault and weekend shooting

    Felony charges have been filed against a Raytown man for an assault in shooting over the weekend, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  147. KC man charged in the April 2015 fatal shooting of Dominique Stafford

    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. Read more...
  148. Man and woman charged in Nov. 27, 2016, burglary and attack of John Rector, who later died

    A Jackson County teenager 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. Read more...
  149. KC man charged in Jan. 21 Troost Avenue murder caught on video

    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 Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  150. Independence man charged with 1st Degree Murder in fatal stabbing of wife

    An Independence man faces 1st Degree Murder charge in connection with the fatal stabbing of his wife, who was found Monday after children reported her death to their teachers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  151. Kansas City man charged in Raytown domestic assault on Saturday

    A Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a Raytown domestic assault on Saturday that later led police to surround a residence to arrest the suspect, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  152. Charges filed in 13-year-old murder of homeless man at a KC riverfront camp

    An inmate in a Missouri prison now also faces a Murder 2nd Degree charge in connection with the death of Ryon McDonald, who has not been seen since 2004, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  153. Jackson County jury convicts KC man in child sex case involving 13-year-old victim

    A Jackson County jury today convicted a Kansas City man in child sex case involving 13-year-old victim, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  154. Anthony Walker sentenced to three life sentences, plus 105 years in prison

    Anthony Walker, convicted 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, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  155. KC man faces felony charges in connection with Jan. 17 fatal shooting of Brenda Vera

    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. Read more...
  156. KC man pleas guilty in connection with 2-year-old child's fatal shooting

    Courtenay S. Block 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. Read more...
  157. Jackson County Prosecutor's statement on school assault concerns

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker today released a statement regarding concerns about whether changes in Missouri criminal law may result in more students being charged with a felony because of a school fight Read more...
  158. Murder charge filed in 2013 fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Independence man

    A Murder 2nd Degree charge has been filed in connection with the 2013 fatal stabbing in Independence of Corey Laykovich, 22, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  159. Defendant in Lee's Summit murder case sentenced to 22 years in prison

    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. Read more...
  160. Three persons charged in Monday carjacking at Admiral and Paseo in KC

    Three persons have been charged with felonies in connection with a reported carjacking on Monday near Admiral and Paseo in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  161. KC man charged in shooting Friday in Kansas City

    A 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. Read more...
  162. Man charged with assault after he was shot by resident in Independence during apparent car theft

    An Independence man faces assault charges after his attempt to steal a truck or items from it as it was parked at an Independence residence resulted in an exchange of gunfire, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  163. KC persistent offender charged with manslaughter in fatal KC car crash

    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 today. Read more...
  164. KC man sentenced to 28 years in prison for Jan. 2016 murder

    Lorenzo Washington, 30, pleaded guilty today to the murder in January 2016 of Thomas E. Kuzila Jr and was sentenced to 28 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  165. Two KC men face murder charges in January 2016 fatal shooting

    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. Read more...
  166. Prosecutor requests clemency for Alvis Williams, serving 80 years in prison for a burglary

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker recently sent a written request to Gov. Jay Nixon, agreeing to a reduction in Alvis Williams’ sentence for time served, nearly 22 years in prison. He was sentenced in 1994 to 80 years in prison. Read more...
  167. Charges filed in Independence stabbing near Van Horn High School

    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. Read more...
  168. 16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

    A 16-year-old Kansas City teen has been charged in the July 5, 2016, homicide near 83rd Terrace and Campbell, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced tonight. Read more...
  169. Charges filed in Independence rape on February 2016

    Felony charges have been filed in the Independence rape on February 2016, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  170. Independence man who fled multiple police agencies Thursday faces multiple felony counts

    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 Baker announced today. Read more...
  171. Independence teen, 16, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in September homicide

    An Independence teen, just 16, faces Murder 1st Degree charge in connection with the Sept. 22, 2016, fatal shooting of James Hill in Independence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  172. Teen charged in Burlington Coat Factory carjacking and shooting in Independence

    A Kansas City teen was charged today in a Burlington Coat Factory carjacking and shooting in Independence on Wednesday evening, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. Read more...
  173. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker releases statement on fleeing police

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker releases statement about the dangers of fleeing police Read more...
  174. Raytown man charged in connection with shots fired at occupied vehicle

    Raytown man charged in connection with shots fired at occupied vehicle, which led to Op 100 standoff in Raytown, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  175. Golston sentenced to 25 years in Dionte Green murder

    Antonio Golston sentenced to 25 year in a Missouri prison for his role in the murder of Dionte Green on Halloween 2014, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  176. KC teen, 17, charged in Dec. 16 fatal shooting and assault during drug deal

    A Kansas City teenager, 17, has been charged in connection with the Dec. 16, 2016, fatal shooting and assault during a drug deal in the 7700 block of East 52nd Street in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  177. KC man, 29, charged in long, dangerous car chase throughout metro on Tuesday

    A Kansas City man, 29, charged in long, dangerous car chase throughout metro on Tuesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  178. Media Advisory: Toy giveaway cancelled today due to weather

    Regretfully, we have to cancel our Christmas Toy Giveaway today at Independence Blvd. Christian Church, 606 Gladstone, that was scheduled to take place at noon. We will try to reschedule if possible. Be safe! Read more...
  179. Two KC teens charged in Dec. 8 double homicide in Kansas City

    Two Kansas City teenagers, ages 17 and 18, have been charged in the double homicide Dec. 8 on Kansas City's east side, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  180. Woman alleged to have abused dog, now blind, pleas guilty to animal abuse

    A woman who allegedly abused a small dog, known widely as Roadrunner, has entered a guilty plea to felony and misdemeanor animal abuse charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  181. KC NoVA offers a little holiday spirit to NoVA clients

    Media Advisory from the Kansas City No Violence Alliance: The violence-reduction collaboration, KC No Violence Alliance or KC NoVA, will give gifts, clothing and food to NoVA clients on Saturday at a Northeast KC church. Read more...
  182. Convicted child molester sentenced by Jackson County judge to 75 years in prison

    James Canada, a convicted child molester, was sentenced Wednesday by a Jackson County judge to 75 years in prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  183. Jackson County Prosecutor and Missouri State Auditor announce proposed law upgrades

    Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker was joined Tuesday by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway in KC to announce new legislation intended to increase penalties for government officials who steal money Read more...
  184. Man charged in a south KC shooting and robbery on Monday

    A 20-year-old man faces robbery, assault and other felony charges in connection with the shooting Monday of a south Kansas City man inside his residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  185. Media Advisory: Press conference at 1:30 today at Jackson County Prosecutor's Office

    Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway to address media at 1:30 p.m. today in KC at press conference with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker about new legislation strengthening penalties for public official's misconduct Read more...
  186. 18-year-old KC man sentenced to 19 years in prison for 2015 murder of Justin Williams

    An 18-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 19 years in a Missouri prison for the fatal shooting in September 2015 of Justin Williams, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  187. KC man charged in August 2016 fatal car wreck that took life of Gary Dramshek

    A Kansas City man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the August 2016 fatal car wreck near 115th and Holmes that took the life of Gary Dramshek, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Read more...
  188. 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...
  189. 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...
  190. 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...
  191. 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...
  192. 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...
  193. 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...
  194. 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...
  195. 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...
  196. 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...
  197. 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...
  198. 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...
  199. 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...
  200. 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...
  201. 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...
  202. 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...
  203. 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...
  204. 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...
  205. 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...
  206. 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...
  207. 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...
  208. 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...
  209. 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...
  210. 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...
  211. 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...
  212. 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...
  213. 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...
  214. 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...
  215. 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...
  216. 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...
  217. 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...
  218. 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...
  219. 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...
  220. 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...
  221. 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...
  222. 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...
  223. 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...
  224. 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...
  225. 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...
  226. 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...
  227. 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...
  228. 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...
  229. 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...
  230. 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...
  231. 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...
  232. 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...
  233. 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...
  234. 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...
  235. 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...
  236. 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...
  237. 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...
  238. 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...
  239. 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...
  240. 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...
  241. 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...
  242. 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...
  243. 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...
  244. 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...
  245. 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...
  246. 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...
  247. 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...
  248. 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...
  249. 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...
  250. 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...
  251. 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...
  252. 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...
  253. 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...
  254. 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...
  255. 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...
  256. 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...
  257. 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...
  258. 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...
  259. 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...
  260. 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...
  261. 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...
  262. 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...
  263. 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...
  264. 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...
  265. 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...
  266. 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...
  267. 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...
  268. 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...
  269. 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...
  270. 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...
  271. 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...
  272. 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...
  273. 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...
  274. 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...
  275. 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...
  276. 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...
  277. 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...
  278. 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...
  279. 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...
  280. 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...
  281. 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...
  282. 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...
  283. 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...
  284. 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...
  285. 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...
  286. 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...
  287. 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...
  288. 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...
  289. 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...
  290. 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...
  291. 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...
  292. 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...
  293. 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...
  294. 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...
  295. 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...
  296. 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...
  297. 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...
  298. 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...
  299. 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...
  300. 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...
  301. 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...
  302. 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...
  303. 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...
  304. 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...
  305. 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...
  306. 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...
  307. 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...
  308. 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...
  309. 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...
  310. 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...
  311. 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...
  312. 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...
  313. 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...
  314. 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...
  315. 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...
  316. 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...
  317. 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...
  318. 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...
  319. 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...
  320. 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...
  321. 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...
  322. Supreme Court upholds Richard Davis conviction

    The Missouri Supreme Court today upheld Richard Davis’ conviction in Jackson County and Read more...
  323. 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...
  324. 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...
  325. 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...
  326. 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...
  327. 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...
  328. 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...
  329. 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...
  330. 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...
  331. 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...
  332. Charges filed in Independence standoff

    An Independence man has been charged in connection with a long standoff with Independence police on Sunday Read more...
  333. 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...
  334. 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...
  335. 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...
  336. 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...
  337. 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...
  338. 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...
  339. 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...
  340. 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...
  341. 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...
  342. 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...
  343. 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...
  344. 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...
  345. 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...
  346. 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...
  347. 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...
  348. 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...
  349. 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...
  350. 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...
  351. 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...
  352. 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...
  353. 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...
  354. 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...
  355. 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...
  356. 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...
  357. 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...
  358. 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...
  359. 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...
  360. 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...
  361. 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...
  362. 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...
  363. 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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