Kansas City Field Division

Major Omaha Gang Members Indicted in Ground-Breaking Rico Investigation

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United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska Deborah R. Gilg announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned a 15 count indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act, of six individuals of the 40th Ave and 44th Ave Crips. This was a three year long federal and local investigation impacting gun and gang violence coupled with witness intimidation in Northeast Omaha.

Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in $5.6 Million Cooking Oil Scheme

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to money laundering, the third defendant to plead guilty to charges related to a conspiracy to sell more than $5.6 million worth of spent cooking oil – stolen from restaurants across five states – to a recycling facility in Oklahoma.

Neal Sawyer Robbins, 29, of Joplin, Mo., pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to money laundering.

Man Who Shot at KCK Police Charged in Federal Court

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A man who shot at police in Kansas City, Kan., was indicted Wednesday on federal charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

A grand jury returned an indictment charging Ashawntus S. McCambry, 27, Kansas City, Kan., with one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

Jury Convicts KCK Man of Illegal, Firearm, Marijuana

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kan., man was convicted by a federal trial jury today of illegally possessing a firearm and possessing marijuana for distribution.

Michael Anthony Garrett, 32, of Kansas City, Kan., was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Armed Career Criminal is Sentenced to Prison

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Robert M. Hertz, age 52, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids today, after pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon.

In an Indictment filed on June 11, 2015, Hertz was charged with possessing a .40 caliber rifle and 237 rounds of ammunition in May 2015, after he had previously been convicted of three felonies, namely, Arson, Second Degree Burglary, and Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Hertz pled guilty to that charge on July 22, 2015.

Five Southwest MO Residents Indicted For Meth, Illegal Firearms

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five southwest Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in three separate but related cases, for distributing methamphetamine in Vernon and Bates County, Mo., and for illegally possessing firearms.

USA v. Bogart, et al

Marklee Eugene Bogart, 35, of Nevada, Mo., and Danny Albert Crawford, 35, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., were charged in a six-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Dec. 9, 2015.

Man Who Pushed Woman Out of Car Sentenced for Carjacking, Firearm Violation

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City, Kan., man who pointed a gun at a woman and pushed her out a driver’s side door before stealing her car was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. The sentence is to be served consecutively to a 10-year sentence in another federal case.

John Michael Devosha, 25, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of carjacking.

Maryville Woman Sentenced fo Murder-for-Hire Scheme

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Maryville, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a murder-for-hire scheme in which she negotiated with an undercover federal agent and, without realizing it, her intended victim.

Kristina M. Swinford, 33, of Maryville, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to eight years and six months in federal prison without parole.

KC Man Indicted for Jasper County Meth Conspiracy, Illegal Firearm

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo., and for illegally possessing a firearm.
 
Dustin S. Parrish, 29, of Kansas City, was charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo.
 

Neosho Man Indicted for Illegal Firearms

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing several firearms, including a machine gun.
 
Andrew J. Sisco, 30, of Neosho, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo.
 

St. Louis County Man Sentenced for Attempted Arson in Ferguson

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St. Louis, MO – Antonio Whiteside, 27, of St. Louis County was sentenced to five years imprisonment on the federal charge stemming from Whiteside starting a fire inside the Ferguson Supermarket, Inc. on November 24, 2014, the date St. Louis County Prosecuting Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson.

 

Suspect Arrested in String of Church Fires in St. Louis

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St. Louis, Mo. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced the arrest of David Lopez Jackson.

On Oct. 17, at 4:06 a.m., the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a 911 call regarding a fire at New Life Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4569 Plover Ave., St. Louis, Mo. ATF, the St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit, and the St. Louis Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit responded to New Life Missionary Baptist Church.  The fire originated at the front doorway to the church and resulted in moderate exterior damage. 

Columbia Man Indicted for Illegal Firearms

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.

Adrian Lamont Levy, 23, of Columbia, was charged in a two-count superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo. Today’s indictment replaces an Aug. 19, 2015, federal indictment and includes an additional charge of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Jefferson City Man Indicted for Illegal Firearm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing a firearm.

Leroy Jamase Spinks, 29, of Jefferson City, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City.

Today’s indictment alleges that Spinks, having been convicted of a felony, was in possession of a Glock 9mm pistol on Oct. 14, 2015.

Information Sought in Series of Church Fires

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Reward Amount: $2,000

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and CrimeStoppers are offering a reward of $2,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual(s) responsible for a series of recent church fires. On behalf of the Task Force and the entire Fire Service community at large, we request that anyone who may have information regarding these fires call CrimeStoppers at 866-371 –TIPS (8477).

Federal Indictment Returned Against Two Individuals Involving Two Drug-Related Homicides

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St. Louis, MO – Two area men have been indicted on charges involving two drug related homicides occurring in the City of St. Louis.

The indictment charges Terrance Wilson, 27; and Donald Stewart, 51, for their involvement in the March 26, 2010 murder of Michael McGill, and the July 23, 2010 murder of Darrion Williams, Jr.; both were in connection with drug trafficking crimes.  The indictment was returned September 23rd, but remained sealed until the arrest of Donald Stewart last week.

Fort Dodge Felon in Possession of a Firearm to Federal Prison

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A man who illegally possessed a firearm and ammunition was sentenced September 29, 2015, to nine years in federal prison.

Bruce Jeffers, 54, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a July 7, 2014, guilty plea to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition.  Jeffers was previously convicted of voluntary manslaughter, arson of a home, and evading an officer with willful disregard.

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