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Police Seek Person of Interest Relating to Early Morning Homicide

Police are asking the public for information regarding the whereabouts of Jordan T. Coleman, a 22-year-old bi-racial man. Coleman is a person of interest relating to the early morning homicide that occurred in Raytown on July 20, 2019.

Police ask anyone with information about Coleman’s whereabouts, or this incident, to call the Raytown Police at 816-737-6020.

On the morning of July 20, 2019, at 6:19 AM, Raytown Police received a call to the 10700 block of E. 59 Street regarding the sound of shots fired and a crashed vehicle. Officers arrived and found Christopher L. Stanford deceased in the crashed car. Police continue to investigate. No arrests have been made relating to this investigation and there is no other information that can be released at this time.

Former president of Raytown school board charged with theft of school funds


From a Jackson County Prosecutors press release…

The former president of the Raytown School Board, who stepped down in May, faces a criminal charge of stealing Raytown school district funds while she was on the school board, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Kristie L. Colllins, dob: 2/16/1967, faces the Class D felony of Stealing.*

According to court records filed today, while she was president of the Raytown School Board, Kristie L. Collins used a purchasing card issued to her by the Raytown School District to make fraudulent purchases. The school board commissioned an audit commissioned by an accouting firm after questions were raised by the school district’s finance office regarding transactions submitted by the defendant. The district purchasing policy states that under no circustances can the cards be used for unauthorized or personal purchases. An accouting firm documented more than $4300 in fraudulent purchases. In May 2019, the defendant was informed of the investigation. The next day she resigned. In her resignation letter, she wrote “I have made mistakes. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that, and I have tried to correct them when possible. Some I cannot correct, only apologize for and ask forgiveness.”

Click HERE for the charging document.