Police Department

Escaped Prisoner Apprehended

Independence Police Department

223 N. Memorial Drive

Independence, MO 64050-3013

Public Information Office

Officer Tom Gentry

(816) 325-7258


News Release


For immediate release:  June 16, 2015


Escaped Prisoner Apprehended


The suspect who ran away from a police officer who was transporting him to the Jackson County Jail has been apprehended and is back in custody.


Darrell E. Hunter

 At about 2:38 p.m. the suspect ran from the officer as he was preparing to walk him inside the jail. At approximately 3:52 p.m. the Kansas City Police located the suspect and took him into custody in the area of 14th and Locust.


The suspect was wanted on Jackson County warrant number 1516-CRO2168 charging him with Theft/Stealing. He has no known history of violence.