What started off as a possible kidnapping investigation in Lee’s Summit ended up with a suspect arrested and charged with a few minor city ordinance violations.
Lee’s Summit Police Sgt. Chris Depue said July 18 that detectives finished their investigation, and, after conducting interviews with the victim and the suspect, the case was declined for prosecution.
According to Depue, 22-year-old Johnte A. King-Chambers of Austin, Tex. was charged with possession of marijuana and other traffic-related offenses in Lee’s Summit Municipal Court. Bond for King-Chambers was set at $1,400 and he remained in custody the afternoon of July 18.
King-Chambers came to the attention of Lee’s Summit Police after officers with the department were summoned at approximately 6 p.m. July 17 to the area of U.S. 50 near the Missouri-291 southbound junction on the report of a person being held in a vehicle against their will.
Officers were able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle on U.S. 50. Officers then detained, King-Chambers, the driver. Officers later conducted an interview with the adult female victim and were able to determine that King-Chambers and the female were traveling from Iowa en route to an undetermined location.
During the interview, the victim disclosed a previous domestic relationship with King-Chambers. During the trip the female indicated to King-Chambers that she wanted to exit the vehicle, but he refused to let her exit. The female passenger was able to send text messages to a third party who notified law enforcement of the victim’s location prior to the vehicle being located and stopped.