***UPDATED 11/19/2019 @ 07:10 ***
Late Monday Jackson County Prosecutors charged 40 year old Phil J. Spurgeon of Lee’s Summit with a single felony count of unlawful use of a weapon; bond was set at $25,000.
40 year old Phil J. Spurgeon of Lee’s Summit with a single felony count of unlawful use of a weapon; bond was set at $25,000.
Nov. 18, 2019 By Sgt. Chris Depue
Lee’s Summit, Mo.— On Monday, November 18th at around 11:00 a.m. Police were called the Early Childhood Center on the Presentation Catholic Church campus in regard to a suspicious person.
A man had entered the preschool facility and was speaking with the receptionist when she realized that he was acting erratically. Fearing that the man was armed, the staff at the school immediately put the facility on lock down and a staff member was able to get the man to exit the building.
The staff member locked the door to the facility behind the man and another staff member had already notified the Lee’s Summit Police Department.
When officers arrived on scene they quickly took the man into custody without incident; officers did remove a weapon from the man’s person when he was taken into custody.
There were no injuries reported and the children at the facility were kept isolated from the threat during the entire incident. The man remains in police custody awaiting the filing of formal charges and the school has resumed normal operations for the day.