Jackson County Sheriff locates murder suspect who fled house arrest

Posted at 1:34 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 09:25:18-04

UPDATE, Sept. 14 | Black was taken into custody Sept. 13 near Atherton, Missouri. She is being held without bond.

ORIGINAL STORY, Sept. 8 | The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a murder suspect.

Katie Black, 25, from Atherton, Missouri, was charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action in the death of Ryan Wheeler on July 9.

She was released on bond on Aug. 5 and placed on house arrest.

According to the sheriff's office, Black removed her house arrest bracelet and fled on Sept. 7.

Anyone who has information about her whereabouts should call Det. Cox at 816-541-8017 ext. 72231.

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