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Posted on: May 19, 2021

A Kansas City man charged in connection with exhibiting gun, threatening persons Downtown

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2021

A Kansas City man faces multiple felony counts in connection with incidents Downtown when he allegedly threatened or assaulted individuals with a gun, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Alf Cheffen, dob: 10/23/1972, faces three counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Harassment 1st Degree and Assault 3rd Degree.*

According to court records filed late Tuesday, police responded to a reported armed robbery in the area of 12th and Central Avenue in Downtown Kansas City on May 9 and found a woman who said she was crossing through a parking garage when a man walked toward her and stated he had a gun. When she told him she was calling police, he slapped her in the face, knocking her to the ground. Surveillance video of the parking garage showed the defendant carrying a black handgun in his right hand. The next day a woman was followed to her car in the parking garage connected to a Downtown grocery. She got into the car and the defendant knocked on her car window with a handgun. She believed he was going to rob her. On Monday (May 17), detectives reviewed surveillance video of another Downtown garage that  showed the defendant following a woman to her vehicle, carrying a bag and a handgun. Another victim told police that on May 13, she was approached by the defendant in another parking garage and assaulted. Police determined that the suspect. After releasing to the public photos of the defendant, police received five tips identifying him. 

The defendant has been taken into custody.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000/10 percent.

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.

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