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Man charged after attempting to break into elementary school wearing only underwear

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Posted at 1:23 PM, Feb 23, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man wearing only underwear faces several charges after a Friday morning crime spree in Missouri City, Missouri.

Johnathen Estep, 25, is charged in Clay County Court with burglary, third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault and resisting arrest.

A judge set Estep's bond at $100,000.

Just before 11 a.m. Friday, Clay County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Missouri City School in Missouri City, on reports a man wearing only underwear had broken through the glass and breached the first set of entry doors.

The school was placed on lockdown while deputies responded. After Estep realized he wouldn’t be able to fully enter the school, witnesses told deputies he walked down the street and may have tried to break into a house.

Deputies approached Estep, but he allegedly fought back, punching one of the deputies.

A spokesperson said deputies used a Taser on Estep, though it did not have any effect.

Estep, who may have been under the influence and was otherwise not armed, was eventually arrested.

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