The Cass County Sheriff's Office says three people are charged with robbing and assaulting a woman Thursday in a Kansas City, Missouri-area cemetery.
HARRISONVILLE — The Cass County Sheriff's Office says three people are charged with robbing and assaulting a woman Thursday in a Kansas City, Missouri-area cemetery.
Prosecutors charged 32-year-old Harrisonville resident Maggie Jestice, 31-year-old Lancaster, Kansas resident Dustin Richardson, and 59-year-old Harrisonville resident Glen Downton with armed criminal action, first-degree robbery, tampering with a motor vehicle, knowing burning or exploding and tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution.
Richardson and Downton were charged with first-degree assault. Jestice was charged with first-degree domestic assault. No attorneys were listed for any of them Friday.
The Kansas City Star reports Cass County deputies and Harrisonville police on Thursday went to the Orient Cemetery near Harrisonville. A 35-year-old Blue Springs woman told officers she went to the cemetery with a friend, then the friend and two other people assaulted her.
Officers say she escaped and hid in the woods. She later was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The sheriff's office says Jestice, Richardson and Downton had taken some of her things and left in her truck.
Law enforcement about an hour later found the stolen vehicle on fire. Officers arrested Jestice, Richardson and Downton at a Harrisonville apartment.
They're being held at the Cass County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.