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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Teen Charged in Pool Hall Shooting that killed Belton man

A Kansas City man, 19, has been charged in the fatal shooting of Riley McCracken of Belton, Missouri outside a Raytown pool hall on March 4th, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Logan B.L. England, dob: 10/1/1999, faces Murder 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, video surveillance of the lot behind Raytown Recreation, located in the 10000 block of East 63rd Street in Raytown, showed that just before 11 p.m. on March 4, 2019, McCracken left the pool hall. In the parking lot, he appeared to wait for someone. Two men emerged and walked toward him. The victim had his hands in his pockets. The men then drew handguns and shot McCracken, killing him.

The men fled. A witness told police that he heard the victim talking to the defendant about meeting him outside Raytown Recreation.

Other witnesses told police that the defendant had acknowledged to them shooting a man. "I'm so mad at myself. I can't believe I did it," the defendant told the witness, the witness said.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $250,000 cash. The case remains under investigation.

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.


Scam Alert in Bates County

The Bates County Sheriff's Office has been notified of a scam in our area again. The caller states that your loved one is at the Bates County Jail and you need to send a certain amount of money to bond them out.
Please be advised our staff will not call you and ask you for bail money. If you want reassurance you are always welcome to call us and verify that your loved one is or isn't in our custody.

Adrian Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An Adrian, Mo., man who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit after shooting at another person has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm.

Christopher Good, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, to nine years in federal prison without parole.

On Sept. 19, 2018, Good pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Good admitted that he was in possession of a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol on Feb. 27, 2018. Good acquired the firearm by taking it from a friend without the friend’s permission. Good engaged in a domestic dispute the same day, which ended with him driving away from a residence with a relative following him in another vehicle. Good fired gunshots at the relative, striking the vehicle the relative was driving.

Law enforcement officers tried to stop Good, but he led them on a vehicle pursuit that exceeded speeds of 90 miles per hour. Good twice avoided tire-deflation devices that the officers had positioned on the route. When officers stopped Good’s vehicle by using a special swerving maneuver, he resisted arrest by struggling with the officers. Officers subdued him by using a Taser.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Good has two prior felony convictions for assault.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin. It was investigated by the Bates County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, and local law enforcement to specifically identify criminals responsible for significant violent crime in the Western District of Missouri. A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Safe Neighborhoods is an evidence-based program that identifies the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develops comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, Project Safe Neighborhoods focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.






Courtesy of Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Missouri

Human remains found in Pleasant Hill

(Cass County Mo - Pleasant Hill Missouri)

On 03/12/2019, Officers we dispatched to the 400 Block of North Independence in Pleasant Hill, MO, Cass County.

Upon arrival, we were met with a subject who was cleaning up the property. They stated, while cleaning a shed behind the house, they located what they believed to be human remains.

Officers observed the remains and also believed it could possibly be human.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s office was notified and they arrived and took possession of the remains.

An investigation, to include a search warrant of the property, is currently underway.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us.


Per Lt. Largent, Pleasant Hill Police Department


Obituary - Jerry Dewayne Clark

Jerry DeWayne Clark Sr. age 71, La Cygne, Kansas passed away at his home on Monday, March 12, 2019. He was born at Newport, Arkansas on December 8, 1947 the son of Ace Clinton and Mazie Pilgrim Clark. Jerry served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a farmer and retired from the Miami County Road and Bridge Department. He was united in marriage to Debra McCurdy on September 30, 1972. Jerry was a member of the Calvary First Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Billy Clark, two brothers, Clinton and Burnice Clark and two sisters, Iva Mae Bradley and Myrtle Woods. Jerry is survived by his wife, Debra, two sons, Jerry "JD" Clark Jr. and Jami, and Gregory Clark and Fronda, two daughters, Carolyn Clark and Jeffrey and Kimberly Riley, numerous grand and great grandchildren.

Funeral service 11 am Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Calvary Baptist Church. Burial in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Visitation 10 am to service at the Church. Contributions suggested to American Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

Obituary - Nancy Maxine (Johnson) Fox

Nancy Maxine Fox 74, of Nevada passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family following a period of illness.

Nancy was born November 20, 1944 in Ft Scott, KS the daughter of Mearl Leon Johnson Sr. and Mary Evelyn (Fritter) Johnson. She graduated from Northeast High School in KC, MO. She worked for O’Sullivan’s in Lamar and retired from the R-5 Nevada School System. She was married to Monte Fox who preceded her in death. Nancy was very involved with her family, she especially enjoyed having all the family over during the holidays. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley. Nancy was a member of the Eagles and was an avid bowler.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother Edward Leon Johnson; and one son-in-law, Jody Williams.

And is survived by daughter, Tammy Williams of Warrensburg, MO; son, Tim Wilson (Tanya) Nevada; son, Terry Vaughn (Janet) Nevada; daughter, Terri Sibley, Nevada; grandchildren, Martin Simpson (Sheena) El Dorado Springs; Bodi Vaughn (Dana) Kansas City, MO; Miranda Vaughn (Nathan) Nevada; Trevor Vaughn, Nevada; Shelby Wilson, Springfield, Brian Wilson, Nevada; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Ella, Evie and Jed (Simpson) and Mila (Vaughn); sister, Jolene Price (James) Nevada; brother, Mearl Johnson Jr. (Vena) Nevada; and many extended family and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Memorials may be made to Vernon County Cancer or the Nevada High School Show Choir in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Short police chase ends in crash in Butler

Shortly before noon today the Butler Police Department was involved in a short police chase that ended in a crash on Harrison Street near Fulton Street in Butler.

A Butler Police Officer made a traffic stop on a SUV around the area of Harrison and Main Streets in Butler.

The unknown female driver fled from the officer west onto Harrison Street before crashing into a tree and disabling her vehicle near Fulton Street.

The female driver sustained minor injuries in this accident and she was transported by ambulance to the Bates County Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Douty's Tow of Butler was called to the scene to remove the SUV which sustained extensive damages.

Mid America Live News will update when more information is made available to us from the Butler Police Department.



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Bates County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report March 4th, 2019 - March 10th, 2019

MARCH 4, 2019
ABANDONED VEHICLE - ADRIAN
CHECK WELLBEING - AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - AMORET
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
FIRE CALL - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - HUME
HARASSMENT - ADRIAN
FRAUD/ID THEFT - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - RICH HILL
DISTURBANCE - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - AMORET
ODOR INVESTIGATION - ADRIAN
911 HANG UP - BUTLER

MARCH 5, 2019
ALARM CALL - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - RICH HILL
C/I DRIVER - PASSAIC
PAPER SERVICE - HUME
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
FRAUD/ID THEFT - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
CHECK WELLBEING - AMSTERDAM
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST - RICH HILL
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
ANIMAL CALL - PASSAIC
TRAFFIC STOP - PASSAIC
911 HANG UP - APPLETON CITY

MARCH 6, 2019
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
REFUSE TO LEAVE - HUME
AMBULANCE REQUEST - RICH HILL
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
RUNAWAY - BUTLER
STOLEN VEHICLE - RICH HILL
WARRANT SERVICE - BUTLER
MVA - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
ATTEMPT TO LOCATE - DREXEL
ANIMAL CALL - BUTLER
THEFT/STEALING - BUTLER
C/I DRIVER - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - HUME
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - BUTLER
MVA - ROCKVILLE
THEFT/STEALING - AMSTERDAM
AGENCY ASSIST - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - AMORET
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
HOME VISIT - BUTLER
HOME VISIT - BUTLER
HOME VISIT - BUTLER
HOME VISIT - RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - RICH HILL
HOME VISIT - RICH HILL
SUICIDAL PERSON - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
C/I DRIVER - BUTLER

MARCH 7, 2019
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - SPRUCE
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - AMSTERDAM
HOME VISIT - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - AMSTERDAM
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
C/I DRIVER - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - BUTLER
C/I DRIVER - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
911 HANG UP - UNKNOWN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
JUVENILE PROBLEM - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
AMBULANCE REQUEST - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN

MARCH 8, 2019
MVA - RICH HILL
ABANDONED VEHICLE - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
FRAUD/IDENTITY THEFT - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ROCKVILLE
NOISE COMPLAINT - RICH HILL
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - BELTON
STOLEN VEHICLE - AMSTERDAM
DFS ASSIST - ROCKVILLE
C/I DRIVER - PASSAIC
FOLLOW UP - ADRIAN
REFUSE TO LEAVE - ADRIAN
STRANDED MOTORIST - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BUTLER
LEAVE WITHOUT PAY - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - BALLARD
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
ANIMAL CALL - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - RICH HILL

MARCH 9, 2019
TRAFFIC STOP - BUTLER
AMBULANCE REQUEST - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - RICH HILL
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
FIRE BRUSH - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - BUTLER
HOME VISIT - AMSTERDAM
FOLLOW UP - AMSTERDAM
HOME VISIT - AMSTERDAM
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - DREXEL
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - ADRIAN
ALARM CALL - ADRIAN
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
POWERLINE DOWN - ADRIAN
SPEAK TO OFFICER - DREXEL
C/I DRIVER - RICH HILL
ABANDONED VEHICLE - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - ADRIAN

MARCH 10, 2019
AGENCY ASSIST - ADRIAN
MISSING PERSON - ADRIAN
MVA - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - AMSTERDAM
PAPER SERVICE - HUME
PROPERTY DAMAGE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - DREXEL
PAPER SERVICE - DREXEL
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - ADRIAN
FOLLOW UP - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
CIVIL MATTER/STANDBY - ADRIAN
EXTRA PATROL - BUTLER
STRANDED MOTORIST - RICH HILL
DRUNK DRIVER - BUTLER
SPEAK TO OFFICER - RICH HILL
STOLEN VEHICLE - ROCKVILLE
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
AGENCY ASSIST - RICH HILL
BURGLARY - ADRIAN
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
PAPER SERVICE - BUTLER
TRAFFIC STOP - ADRIAN
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - ADRIAN
HOME VISIT - RICH HILL
HOME VISIT - RICH HILL
TRAFFIC STOP - AMSTERDAM
AMBULANCE REQUEST - ADRIAN