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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Charges filed in recent robbery, fleeing and shooting at officers

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May 24, 2016

A 30-year-old Kansas City man who fled from Kansas City police on Monday and allegedly fired a shot at officers has been charged in those crimes, as well as an earlier robbery, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Raymond P. Vassie, dob 1/24/1986, faces 11 felony counts: two counts of Robbery 1st Degree, four counts of Armed Criminal Action; two counts of Assault/Attempted Assault 1st Degree on a Law Enforcement Officer; Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree; Resisting Arrest and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.*

In addition, Josh Black, dob: 12/18/1995, faces Robbery 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, Vassie and Black were two of the suspects in a robbery of the Shoe Box on Blue Ridge Blvd on April 20, 2016. When police spotted a vehicle associated with that robbery on Monday, the vehicle fled police and shots were fired at officers. Eventually, at 63rd Street and US 71 Highway, Vassie pulled over and began complying with police commands.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $200,000 for Vassie and $75,000 for Black.

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

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

R Vassie and Josh Black Charging Document(s)
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