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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Nevada man charged in connection with kidnapping, assault in Independence

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2016

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.

Michael A. Porter, dob: 10/29/1975, faces two counts of Kidnapping, two counts of Domestic Assault in the 1st Degree, and Resisting Arrest.*

According to court records, early on May 6, 2016, led Independence police on a chase, often reaching high speeds, until he was taken into custody. A woman told police that she had been kidnapped by the defendant, who also threatened to kill her. At one point, the victim said she jumped from the moving vehicle and hit her head many times. At another point he also struck her.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954
mmansur@jacksongov.org
http://jacksoncountyprosecutor.com

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

Michael A. Porter Charging Document(s)
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