Friday, March 8 2013 4:54 PM EST2013-03-08 21:54:58 GMT
A death investigation is underway in Gladstone Wednesday morning after an assault victim was found in a car. Police responded to the 2700 block of Northeast 57th Terrace in Gladstone about 3:30 a.m. onMore >
A longtime AT&T employee was assaulted in Gladstone early Wednesday and later died. Police are investigating.
Friday, March 8 2013 4:53 PM EST2013-03-08 21:53:00 GMT
A family is devastated and pleading for answers after their father was beaten to death while on a service call for AT&T."He's a teddy bear," Bill Mashburn said about his father, Kevin Mashburn. "He's easilyMore >
A family is devastated and pleading for answers after their father was beaten to death while on a service call for AT&T. The company on Thursday issued a $100,000 reward fund for information leading to an arrest and conviction. More >
Friday, March 8 2013 4:52 PM EST2013-03-08 21:52:27 GMT
An arrest has been made in the murder of a local AT&T employee. Bryan J. Middlemas, 35, was arrested and charged with murdering Kevin Mashburn. Mashburn, 58, was on a service call about 3:30am WednesdayMore >
Clay County authorities have charged an ex-convict in the beating death of a longtime AT&T employee on a service call.More >
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
The man charged with killing an AT&T worker in Gladstone faced a judge Monday afternoon.
Bryan Middlemas, 35, who has a record of arrests for drugs and assault, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and attempted robbery in the murder of Kevin Mashburn, who was found badly beaten inside his company truck.
Middlemas made his first court appearance at the Clay County courthouse on Monday. He didn't say much in court, but in court documents, he allegedly gave a lot details about the crime to an old cell mate.
He allegedly called that friend just a few hours after Mashburn was attacked. He allegedly beat the AT&T worker, who was on a service call last Wednesday at an apartment complex in Gladstone, with a crowbar because he wouldn't give up his wallet.
Mashburn, 58, was taken to North Kansas City Hospital at 3:45 a.m., where he died from his injuries.
Middlemas also allegedly told an old cell mate that he threw the crowbar in a nearby pond or lake, which is why the Metro Squad called the Overland Park Dive Team.
Police have been looking for the key piece of evidence in the body of water at Chaumiere Lake just west of Northeast 43rd Terrace and North Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City, MO.
They searched the lake on Sunday and found nothing, so that was why they were back again Monday.
"We are not 100 percent sure it is there, but Metro Squad asked us to assist them in the investigation," said Sgt. Roger Pesek with the Overland Park Dive Team.
Dive members said the search is difficult because of very poor visibility.
"Everything is underwater because of silt and mud. Everything is completely black, and it is done by touch," Pesek said.
The lake is about two acres long and 15 feet deep in some areas. The dive team feels confident if the weapon is there, they have the equipment and the skills to pull it up.
"We have got a person walking up and down the bank. He is the line taker. The bag he is carrying has communication in it connected to the diver, so while the diver is searching he is communicating with shore personnel," Pesek said.
Searchers focused on the areas of the lake they call high probability areas.
"Basically, a little further out you would expect a man to throw an object, then working our way back in shore from there," Pesek said.
When police interviewed Middlemas, he stated he commonly used a pry bar for his construction. A search warrant was obtained for his truck. His tools were located but his pry bar was missing. Divers did not find it during their search of the lake on Monday, and there is no word yet if they plan to search that lake again Tuesday.
In the case police have against Middlemas, authorities said Mashburn made a call for help while locked inside his truck. Using an instant messaging program, Mashburn's first call for help came at 2:52 a.m. last Wednesday. AT&T dispatch logs show his message as, "I need you to call me an ambulance. I have been attacked." The conversation lasted a little more than 30 minutes.
Middlemas' bond was set at $1 million, and if he is found guilty, he could face the death penalty or life in prison.
The prosecutor would not comment Monday about whether he will seek the death penalty in the case.
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Thursday, March 6 2014 11:52 AM EST2014-03-06 16:52:13 GMT
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Friday, March 7 2014 2:29 PM EST2014-03-07 19:29:46 GMT
A Missouri state representative is the subject of increased security after he received harsh letters, e-mails and tweets because of a bill he introduced in the legislature. Rep. Randy Dunn, a DemocratMore >
A Missouri state representative is the subject of increased security after he received harsh letters, emails and tweets because of a bill he introduced in the Legislature.More >
Friday, March 7 2014 1:06 PM EST2014-03-07 18:06:13 GMT
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Explosive allegations have been made in a lawsuit against the city's hand-picked operator of the downtown entertainment district. The lawsuit alleges that Cordish Co. aggressively sought to keep blacks from its clubs and restaurants including hiring two white men to start fights with black patrons. Cordish vehemently denies the allegations.More >
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-03-07 00:41:10 GMT
A Chillicothe police officer faces rape and sodomy charges. Brent Allen Shade, 40, was arrested on those charges early Thursday morning. His 20-year-old girlfriend, Amanda Nicole Gault, also faces charges.More >
A Chillicothe police officer already in trouble with the law now faces some serious allegations involving his girlfriend and an alleged attack on a woman he plied with alcohol. More >
Thursday, March 6 2014 8:28 AM EST2014-03-06 13:28:12 GMT
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Thursday, March 6 2014 7:47 PM EST2014-03-07 00:47:50 GMT
Leawood police are investigating a shoplifting incident that ended with the assault of a loss prevention officer. The incident happened at the Macy's at Town Center Plaza. Surveillance video from Feb.More >
Leawood police are investigating a shoplifting incident that ended with the assault of a loss prevention officer.More >
Friday, March 7 2014 1:22 PM EST2014-03-07 18:22:47 GMT
A dog abandoned by his owners two months ago in a Jackson County house now needs a forever home after nearly dying.The staff at the Great Plains SPCA have named the 1 1/2-year-old shepherd mix Chance.More >
A dog abandoned by his owners two months ago in a Jackson County house is getting a forever home after nearly dying. The utility worker who found Chance is taking him home.More >
Thursday, March 6 2014 8:23 AM EST2014-03-06 13:23:14 GMT
They were stashed in a plastic tote and left along the highway to perish. Ten tiny puppies, all alive and well tonight, after being rescued and turned over to the KC Pet Project Animal Shelter. "He thoughtMore >
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