Jessep Carter, half-brother of Kylr Yust, charged with arson

Jessep Carter

The half-brother of an accused murderer has been charged with second-degree arson, court records say.

Jessep Carter, the half-brother of Kylr Yust, is accused of igniting a structure fire at 5901 Manchester Avenue.

The fire occurred on July 13, 2018 just after 3 p.m.

Court documents state that Carter told a Raytown firefighter on scene there that "I set it." Firefighters say Carter attempted to block their approach path to the fire.

In addition, a Kansas City firefighter on scene said he heard Carter shout "This is my domain, I started the fire and you have no authority here." Carter was restrained on scene by firefighters until the Kansas City Police Department arrived and placed him in custody.

Records say he later told police he did not set the fire.

The charges come the day Yust's attorneys were back in a Cass County courtroom.

Attorneys requested the trial for Yust to be moved to a different venue. Yust is accused of murdering Jessica Runions and Kara Kopetsy.

Carter is also accused of resisting during a traffic stop the same day Runions' burned vehicle was found but had been released on his own recognizance in early June.

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