Kansas City Crime Scene: Mugshots, Charges & Arrests

As always, this quick post we round up more than a few pending and decided court cases, mugshots, police reports and ALLEGED misdeeds.

As always, we try to finish with a bit of hope . . .

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Kansas state Rep. Aaron Coleman charged after November arrest

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Months later, Kansas state Rep. Aaron Coleman is now facing charges after an arrest in November in Douglas County. The Democratic lawmaker from Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with two traffic infractions: speeding and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper arrested him Nov.

Kansas City man pleads guilty to leading an arson-for-profit ring

It took years for federal and state investigators to catch up to 40-year-old Wandale J. Fulton, but now he will spend at least ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri. Fulton and five others were named in a 21-count indictment in August 2020.

Paola man pleads 'no contest' to 2018 murder charge in Johnson County

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A man who is accused of stabbing and killing a man in Shawnee in 2018 has pleaded no contest to his murder charge. Vincenzo Lucasta of Paola submitted his plea Wednesday to a charge of Second Degree Intentional Murder in the death of David Paterno.

Family speaks out after man shot, killed on 40 Highway in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The family of a 23-year-old man found shot inside a vehicle last week in Independence, Missouri said his murder is pure evil. Riley Youngblood's family is still trying to process what led to his death. They say Youngblood will be remembered for his giving nature and the gifts he gave after his death.

Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping patient while working as nurse in Independence

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A man who was a nurse at an Independence hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a patient of his. According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Chukwuemeka U. Emmanuel was convicted in November of first-degree rape or attempted rape after a bench trial.

7 Missourians indicted in catalytic converter theft ring

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A federal grand jury has indicted seven southwest Missouri residents who allegedly stole thousands of catalytic converters and sold them to an Arkansas company for millions of dollars, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. The thefts have increased dramatically in the Springfield area for the last two years, U.

Thieves steal van from Shawnee animal rescue organization

Thieves have hit a nonprofit pet shelter in Shawnee for the second time in six months. This time, thieves made off with its only form of transportation."We were hoping maybe a volunteer showed up early but that was not the case," said Kaitlin Thompson, of Melissa's Second Chances.It's been a difficult year for Melissa's Second Chances pet shelter in Shawnee."Why would somebody steal from an animal shelter?"

Car salesman who survived being shot talks about delayed justice in his case

A Kansas City man is facing nearly two decades in prison for his role in a botched robbery in Grandview. He's a career criminal but it still took nearly seven years before he was sentenced.The man who survived the shooting talks about moving on and delayed justice."I remember it very vividly," Michael Mitchell said.Mitchell said he remembers the day too well.

Officers Recover Firearms, Arrest Suspects From Car Break-Ins

Saturday night, Jan. 22, officers chased down and caught three suspects for numerous car break-ins in the Westport area.They recovered multiple firearms in the arrests & charges are pending.

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