News Flash

JCPAO Press Releases

Posted on: December 3, 2019

KC man charged in death of 2-month-old baby boy in his care

For Immediate Release

Dec. 3, 2019

A KC man has been charged in the August 2019 death of a 2-month-old child in his care in a KC residence, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Arlandez R. Drew, dob: 10/4/1991, faces Abuse or Neglect of a Child -- Resulting in Death, a Class A felony under Missouri law.*

According to court records, Kansas City police responded on Aug. 23, 2019, to the 9500 block of Charlotte Street and found Drew, who told police the victim, dob: 6/7/2019, had begun choking. When the child wasn't breathing, he notified a neighbor who performed CPR. The child later was declared deceased at Children's Mercy Hospital on Sunday Aug. 25, 2019.  The Medical Examiner in November determined that the death was a homicide caused by complications of head and neck trauma. Drew told police he's the boyfriend of the victim's mother and was watching the victim on Aug. 23, 2019. After the child was fed, Drew stated the baby appeared to be coughing and convulsing. He picked the child up and took him downstairs and put the child on the couch while he went for help from a neighborhod. The neighbor performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. He accompanied the baby to the hospital. A scan of the baby's brain at Children's Mercy revealed bleeding in the brain and extreme swelling, as well as retinal bleeding. The physicians believed that the injuries were consistent with head trauma abuse.

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.

Charging Document(s)
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in JCPAO Press Releases

Statement from family of Lisa Lopez-Galvan

Posted on: February 20, 2024

Press conference today at 2 p.m. in Jackson County Downtown Courthouse

Posted on: February 20, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 28, 2021

KC man charged in April 30 homicide in KC

Posted on: September 29, 2017

16-year-old KC teen charged in 2016 murder

Posted on: December 23, 2016

KC man charged in Midtown carjacking

Posted on: November 4, 2016

KC man charged in rape of 14-year-old girl

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview robbery

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Guilty plea in child death case

Posted on: April 13, 2016

KC man charged in KC car chase

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Police officer’s conviction upheld

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Charges filed in fatal KC shooting

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Charges filed in Independence murder

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Independence eluding leads to charges

Posted on: March 11, 2016

Sexual assault of 15-year-old

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Charges in weekend chase, crash

Posted on: March 6, 2016

Sword-wielding man leads police on chase

Posted on: February 25, 2016

Charges in Jan. 9 gun slaying

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Charges in Grandview hit-and-run

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Solar energy theft involved area churches

Posted on: December 16, 2015