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Posted on: May 27, 2023

Sugar Creek man sentenced to 20 years in prison for knife attack in Independence park

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2023

A Jackson County judge sentenced a Sugar Creek man, 30 , to 20 years in prison for a 2021 knife attack of a woman in an Independence public park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

The defendant Ronald L. Thompson, dob: 9/1/1992, pleaded guilty to Assault 1st Degree as part of a plea agreement. The judge sentenced the defendant to 20 years in prison on the Assault 1st conviciton.

According to court records, Independence police responded on Dec. 23, 2021 to Mill Creek park on N. River Blvd. in Independence after a caller to police dispatch reported a woman was screaming for help in the park. The woman was saying she had been stabbed. An officer located the woman who had suffered cuts and a laceration to her neck. She named her attacker.

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

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