For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022
An Independence man, convicted already of felonies, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting on April 14, 2022, of George R. Dale in an Independence store parking lot, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Darrel M. Maggard, dob: 8/19/1987, faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm charges.*
According to court records, Independence police on April 14, 2022, were dispatched to the parking lot of a Cargo Largo Store on E. 35th Street. They found the victim, George R. Dale, deceased inside his vehicle after he had been shot numerous times. A witness told police he had been with the victim when the defendant, who owed the victim money, arranged to meet the victim at the location where he was shot. An argument ensued between the victim and the defendant until Maggard pulled a handgun from his pants and fired multiple shots, striking the victim. Detectives recovered video showing the defendant drawing and firing his handgun and hitting the victim multiple times.
Prosecutors requested the defendant be held on no bond. Maggard was just taken into custody on April 20, 2022.
For more information, contact:
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 guilty.