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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Kansas City man charged in abuse of elderly man in KC care home

For Immediate Release

May 30, 2019

A 29-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with seriously injuring an elderly man while he was a resident at a home care facility where the defendant worked, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Joshuah K. Reedus, dob: 4/1/1990, faces three counts of Assault 1st Degree involving a Special Victim (an elderly person), Assault 2nd Degree and  Elder Abuse 3rd Degree.*

According to court records, Kansas City police were alerted on May 2, 2019, by KU Medical Center about the injuries of this victim, an elderly man at a residential care facility in Kansas City. Detectives determined that the suspect had been the person attending to the victim when the injuries occurred. Other caregivers at the facility reported the victim's injuries to the home's managers. The victim suffered injuries to his spine, his face and burns to the lower extremities of his body. 

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000 cash.

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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