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Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle

Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle

November 17, 2017

Richard Connely
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Lee's Summit Police

Independence man charged with threatening Lee's Summit police officer with rifle, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Richard Connely, dob: 11/7/1987, faces Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.*
According to court records, Lee's Summit police were pursuing a Ford Focus when the driver slowed and pointed an AR rifle at officers who were pursuing after they were dispatched to 3 NW O'Brien in Lee's Summit on a prowler call. The driver later tossed the rifle from the vehicle. The pursuit eventually ended in Grandview, MO. 

Prosecutors requested a $200,000 bond.

*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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