in the circuit court of jackson county, missouri at

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
AT KANSAS CITY
Police# 15-005070
Prosecutor# 095422484
1516-CR
OCN#
COMPLAINT
STATE OF MISSOURI
vs.
De'zahn J. Carey
386 Shelby Ave., #8
Radcliff, KY 40160
DOB: 08/18/1997; Race/Sex: B/M;
SS#•
Defendant.
Count I. Robbery 1st degree (12010010)
The Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, upon information
and belief, charges that the defendant, in violation of Section 569.020, RSMo, committed the
class A felony of robbery in the first degree, punishable upon conviction under Section 558.011,
RSMo, in that on or about January 22, 2015, in the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, the
defendant, either acting alone or purposefully in concert with another, forcibly stole a
Chevrolet van and wallet containing credit cards and miscellaneous U.S. currency owned by
and in the course thereof the defendant, or another participant in the crime,
displayed and threatened the use of what appeared to be a deadly weapon.
Count II. Armed criminal action (31010990)
The Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, upon information
and belief, charges that the defendant, in violation of Section 571.015, RSMo, committed the
felony of armed criminal action, punishable upon conviction under Section 571.015.1, RSMo, in
that on or about January 22, 2015, in the county of Jackson, State of Missouri, the defendant
committed the felony of Robbery in the First Degree charged in Count 1, all allegations of which
are incorporated herein by reference, and the defendant committed the foregoing felony
ofRobbery in the First Degree by, with and through, the knowing use, assistance and aid of a
deadly weapon.
Count III. Kidnapping - facilitating a felony or flight thereafterinflicting injuryterrorizing
victim (16020060)
The Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, upon information
and belief, charges that the defendant, in violation of Section 565.110, RSMo, committed the
class B felony of kidnapping, punishable upon conviction under Section 558.011, RSMo, in that
on or about January 22, 2015, in the county of Jackson, State of Missouri, the defendant
unlawfully removed·
without his consent from 12219 Prospect Ave., the place
where he was found by the defendant, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of the
felony of attempted stealing of over five hundred dollars from ATM's.
Count IV. Armed criminal action (31010990)
The Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, upon information
and belief, charges that the defendant, in violation of Section 571.015, RSMo, committed the
felony of armed criminal action, punishable upon conviction under Section 571.015.1, RSMo, in
that on or about January 22, 2015, in the county of Jackson, State of Missouri, the defendant
committed the felony ofKidnapping in the First Degree charged in Count 3, all allegations of
which are incorporated herein by reference, and the defendant committed the foregoing felony
of Kidnapping in the First Degree by, with and through, the knowing use, assistance and aid of a
deadly weapon.
Count V. Assault 1st degree (13020040)
The Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, upon information
and belief, charges that the defendant, in violation of Section 565.050, RSMo, committed the
class B felony of assault in the first degree, punishable upon conviction under Section 558.011,
RSMo, in that on or about January 22, 2015, in the County of Jackson, State of Missouri, the
defendant, either acting alone or purposefully in concert with another, repeatedly struck 1
and such conduct was a substantial step toward the commission of the crime of
attempting to kill or cause serious physical injury to
, and was done for the
purpose of committing such assault.
The facts that form the basis for this information and belief are contained in the attached
statement(s) of facts, made a part hereof and submitted as a basis upon which this court may find
the existence of probable cause.
Wherefore, the Prosecuting Attorney prays that an arrest warrant be issued as provided by
law.
THE STATE OF MISSOURI
vs.
De'zahn J. Carey
JEAN PETERS BAKER
Prosecuting Attorney
Jackson County, Missouri
by,
Page Bellamy (#35640)
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
415 East 12th Street 11th Floor
Kansas City, Missouri 641 06
(816) 881-3555
[email protected] acksongov .org
WITNESSES:
DET Vernon D. Ruth, 1125 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106
Prosecuting Atty Office, Kansas City, MO 64106
PROBABLE CAUSE STATEMENT FORM
CRN: ______~1~5-~50~7~0____
Date: 01/28/2015
I,
Det. Mike Miller #4034
t.
·
(Name and identify law enforcement officer, or person having information as probable cause.)
knowing that false statements on this form are punishable by law, state that the facts contained herein are true.
I have probable cause to .believe that on 01/22/2015
, at 12219 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, Jackson County
in
(Address)
(Date)
Missouri De'zahn James Carey
(Name of Offender(s))
(County)
B/M, 08/18/1997, S.S. #
-----------------(Description of Identity)
conunitted one or more criminal offense(s).
The facts supporting this belief are as follows:
On 01/22/2015, at 0943 hours, Officers with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department were dispatched to
12219 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Upon arrival, the officers contacted
who advised that her husband,
, exited the residence at approximately 0530 hours to
go work. At approximately 0915 hours, Mrs.'
noticed the garage door of the residence to be partially
open and her husband's work truck still in the driveway. After investigating the truck, she observed the keys in
the driver's door of the truck and her husband's lunch box and hat on the truck flatbed. Mrs.'
became
concern~~ for
'• and contacted the police. Mrs.
further contacted a credit card company of
an account shared with Mr.
'and was informed Mr.,
's credit card had recently. been used.
On 01/22/2015, at approximately 1300 hours, Mr. .
was located in Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri,
stating to officers, that he was kidnapped from his residence in Kansas City.
On 01/23/2015, at approximately 1000 a.m., Special Agent Jason Ramsey, FBI, and Detective Vernon Huth
conducted a recorded· interview with the victim, ;
. Victim stated, at approximately 0530 a.m.,
he was leaving his home, 12219 Prospect Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, when he was
approacJled by two black males. As described by the victim, he was threatened at gunpoint to give the two males
money and a vehicle. The victim was forced to hand over his keys to his van, his wallet with all credit cards, and
cash. The victim was ordered into his garage where he was beaten by both males and struck in the head with the
handgun. After he was beaten, the victim was ordered into his own van, a 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 van bearing
VIN #1GBFG15R4Wl015868 and ordered to provide direction to get to I-70 east to St. Louis. The victim
described being driven around to multiple ATM' s but he was covered with a blanket most of the time and was
unable to see the locations where they attempted to use his debit card. Victim couldn't remember his pin number
so they were unable to get cash. Victim stated this made the males angry and the males pretended to be on the
phone with an accomplice who was holding his wife hostage. At one point, after another failed ATM attempt,
the males informed the victim they had killed his wife. The males continued to drive and stopped at a drive thru
restaurant where the youngest male sat next to him and shoved the barrel of the gun into his mouth breaking his
teeth and told him he would kill him if he moved. After getting food, the males tied the victim's hands together
with a boot strap and had him lying in the floor with a blanket over his face so he couldn't see. The males
continued east bound at highway speeds and again stopped at a gas station to get gas and attempt to use his credit
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cards. Victim was told to be quiet and the blanket was shoved into his mouth. Victim remembered the older
male telling the younger male how to go into the gas station and purchase gift cards with the victim's ~e?it car?.
They continued east and eventually stopped at a rest stop where the younger male was told to watch vtctun while
the other slept. Eventually both males fell asleep and victim managed to untie his hands and retrieve a
homemade 45 lbs. weight from under the seat ofthe van. Victim struck the older male, driver, and the younger
male, passenger, in the head and made an attempt to escape, but was unsuccessful. Victim said he caused a large
·gash above one of the male's eye. Victim was then beaten heavily by both male's as they argued about who was
watching him. The vehicle again proceeded east towards St. Louis where they began driving side streets in
Jennings, Missouri. Victim had pretended to be knocked out as the driver holding the gun was having trouble
maneuvering the large van and sat the gun on the floorboard so he could use both hands to steer the vehicle.
Victim, seeing the opportunity, lunged for the handgun, grabbing it, and quickly pointed it at the two males as he
instructed the driver to pull over. The driver pulled over and the driver made a move towards victim so he pulled
the trigger of the gun which failed to fire. Victim quickly racked the slide to chamber a round, but both males
had fled the vehicle with the keys. Victim also ran from the vehicle. As victim ran down the street he turned and
noticed the two male's hadreturned to the vehicle and were slowing driving behind him in his direction. Victim
then hid between several houses as he watched the males drive away in his van. Victim then contacted the police.
Officers then responded and contacted the victim, in Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri. The victim's van was
later recovered, following a traffic accident, in Nelson County, Kentucky. The two males were not located.
On Ol/23/2015, FBI Kansas City released surveillance photographs and video of the two males to the media.
Subsequent to the release, Detective Donnie Moses of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office in Kentucky reported
he was notified that a stolen van had been recovered in Nelson County, KY and that vehicle had been stolen
during an armed carjacking in Kansas City, Missouri. Once he observeq the surveillance photographs released to
the media, Detective Moses rec0gnized one of the males and identified him as Robert "Robbie" Caldwell, black
Male DOB: 11112/1989.
On 01123/2015, Kansas City Missouri Police Department received a TIPS Hotline call in regard to the
robbery/kidnapping of the 67 year old man from Kansas City, Missouri and taken to St. Louis, Missouri. The
caller stated that the suspects reside in Boyle County, Kentucky, in the city of Danville. The TIPS caller advised
that" the suspects "go to KC to do this sort of the crime frequently". The caller identified one subject as "Day
· Day" and the other by the name of Robert Caldwell from Danville, Kentucky.
On 01/24/2015, at 10:44 p.m., FBI Special Agent Ryan Williams and your Affiant met with the victim,
and sh9wed him a single photograph with no identifying information of Robert C. Caldwell BIM
11/12/89.
immediately identified the person pictured in the photograph as the leader of the two subjects
that had kidnapped, beat, and forced him into his van at gun point.
On 01/24/2015, a Federal Arrest Warrant was issued for Robert C. Caldwell, BIM, 11/12/1989, out of the United
States District Court, for the Western District of Missouri.
On 01/27/2015, Robert C. Caldwell was arrested for the Federal Warrant, in Lincoln County, Kentucky. In a
subsequent interview, conducted by Det. Vernon Huth and Special Agent Jason Ramsey, Caldwell admitted to
the robbery and kidnapping of the victim, as well as numerous additional crimes. During the interview Caldwell
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identified the second male involved in the robbery/abduction of the victim, as "DaDa." Caldwell was shown a
single photograph and identified DE'ZAHN JAMES CARE)', BIM, 08/18/1997, S.S.f
as the
second male who participate in the robbery/abduction.
On 01/28/2015, at approximately 1100 hours, Det. Ruth and Special Agent Ramsey were contacted by Special
-· Agent Mark Coleman, FBI. Special Agent Coleman relayed information that Detective Lark of the Radcliffe
Police Department viewed still photos from surveillance cameras of the ATM's or gas stations where attempts
were made to use the victim's credit card and recognized one of the males from previous encounters and arrest.
Det. Lark identified the male as DE'ZAHN JAMES CAREY, B/M, 08/1811997, S.S.#,
On 01/28/2015, Det. Ruth and Special Agent Ramsey conducted an interview ofKimberly Caldwell, the aunt of
Robert Caldwell. During the interview, Ms. Caldwell was presented with surveillance photographs of the
ATM's or gas stations where attempts were made to use the victim's credit card and depicting the two men
·involved in the abduction of the victim. Ms. Caldwell identified Robert Caldwell, advising that he was her
nephew. Ms. Caldwell identified the second male as her cousin, DE'ZAHN JAMES CAREY, BIM,
08/18/1997, S.S.#·
Additional investigation and information received regarding the victims credit cards, revealed that CALDWELL
and CAREY attempted numerous cash withdrawals, from ATM's, with the victims bank cards. The
transactions, totaling $2000.00 were all denied.
Printed Name . Det. Mike Miller #4034
The Court finds probable cause and directs the issuance of a warrant this
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