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Four persons charged in thefts from Plaza stores on Saturday night

For Immediate Release

June 1, 2020

Four Kansas City residents have been charged in connection with thefts from Plaza stores during protests there on Saturday night, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Donzell R. Davis, dob: 6/16/1990, faced charges of Burglary and Stealing; Raven Moses, dob: 4/23/1991, faces Stealing; Richard Black, dob: 2/9/1993, faces Stealing; and Damien Smith, dob: 1/19/1993, faces Stealing.*

According to court records filed Sunday, defendant Donzell Davis was observed inside the store Anthropologie on the Plaza, along with others. Police officers observed a broken window and when Davis was searched by police they found more than $500 in clothing stuffed inside his pants. Defendant Moses was observed near the North Face store and dropped clothing, valued at hundreds of dollars. The front window of the store was broken out. Defendant Black was observed by police to be assisting Darien D. Smith in an alley behind the Footlocker store on the Plaza. They were observed placing items from the store into the vehicle, including basketball jerseys and Nike shoes. 

Prosecutors requested $10,000/10 percent bond for Davis and Smith, $15,000/10 percent for Black, and a $5,000 ROR bond for Moses.

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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