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 and back south of the Missouri River, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Anthony Donlan, 17, faces two counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
Joseph C. Anderson Jr., 18, faces two counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, three counts of Armed Criminal Action and Resisting Arrest.*
Saili A. Prado, 19, faces two counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
Dyllan M. Reade, 17, faces Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, the defendants forced their way into an Independence home on Baker Drive on Feb. 1, 2016 and stole guns, then later went to a McDonald’s on Bolger Driver and displayed a weapon, robbed another man outside Discount Smokes on Truman Road and later refused to pull over for police, eluding them at high speeds until they finally were apprehended after driving through the Northland and going the wrong way on Highway 291. They eventually pulled over just north of Wilson Road.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $250,000/10 percent.
*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.