For Immediate Release
April 27, 2018
Two Independence men, who fled from Lee's Summit police on Thursday until it ended after a short standoff, have been charged in recent armed robberies in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Billy J. Standley, dob: 2/7/1997, and William C. Crawford, dob: 3/16/1985, each face three counts of Robbery 1st Degree and three counts of Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records filed today, the defendants were taken into custody Thursday in Lee's Summit after a brief standoff. Both defendants told police they robbed a 7-Eleven and a Quick Trip. Standley told police he committed three robberies. Police responded to robberies on April 2 and April 14 at 7-Eleven in Lee's Summit and on April 25 at a Quik Trip in Lee's Summit.
Prosecutors requested a $100,000 bond for each defendant.
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.