Feb 14, 2020 4:23 PM

Frantic search in cold ends for KC 6-year-old; he was home

Posted Feb 14, 2020 4:23 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas City searched in freezing weather for a missing 6-year-old boy for hours before discovering he had been in his home the entire time.

Police initially said that the child was last seen on video captured by a doorbell camera leaving the home on foot just before 9 p.m. Thursday. Several law enforcement agencies participated in the search, along with volunteers and the fire department. A drone also was used.

Police announced around 2:30 a.m. Friday that the boy had been found safe in the home.

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Feb 14, 2020 4:23 PM
Indictment: Kan. felon assaulted undercover officer during gun deal
Nicholas Newman photo Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man was indicted Thursday on federal charges of assaulting an undercover officer after she paid him $400 for a handgun, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

 Nicholas Newman, 19, Kansas City, Kan., was charged with one count of robbery, one count of assaulting a federal officer, one count of brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

 An affidavit filed in the case alleges that on Feb. 6, 2020, Newman met the undercover officer in the parking lot of a Sunfresh grocery store at 241 S. 18th Street in Kansas City, Kan. The agent gave Newman $400 and he gave her a .45 caliber Ruger Model P234 pistol. She asked if the gun came with a clip and he said it did. Then Newman reached for the firearm and tried to pull it away from her. During the struggle, the agent shouted for help and a second agent grabbed Newman from behind.

 If convicted, Newman could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm, up to 25 years on the robbery count, up to 20 years on the assault count and not less than five years on the charge of brandishing a firearm.