March 10, 2023
A Kansas City man, 25, has been charged with Assault 1st Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer and other felonies after he was seen shooting with a gun later determined to be altered to be fully automatic at a chasing Cass County Sheriff's Deputy, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Kainon K. Singleton, dob: 11/21/1997, faces felony criminal charges of the Class A Felony of Assault 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, early Friday Kansas City police officers notified Grandview police that they were conducting surveillance on a moving vehicle that was subject of a multi-agency burglary investigation. Cass County deputies soon joined the high-speed pursuit of the vehicle and deployed stop sticks. As the pursuit neared 140th Street in Grandview, the suspect fired at officers. Soon after, Cass County deputies deployed a heavy-duty nylon net that snagged the vehicle and it stopped. The defendant exited the vehicle and an officer pursued him on foot until he took the suspect to the ground. A handgun was recovered that had been modified to be fully automatic. A second gun altered to be fully automatic was recovered from the passenger, a woman. Inside the vehicle, officers found merchandise from an Overland Park, Kan., store that recently was burglarized and from a liquor store in Clay County. The defendant told an officer who asked to talked to him, "All that sh** is on me. I was driving and she was in the back seat."
Prosecutors requested a $250,000 cash bond.
For more information, contact:
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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 pleads guilty.