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Man, woman accused of robbing and kidnapping man in KCMO

Posted at 12:05 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 13:05:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man and woman face multiple charges in connection with an alleged kidnapping and robbery. 

Richard Duncan is charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action, first-degree kidnapping and unlawful possession of a firearm. Megan Wards faces first-degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action, resisting arrest and first-degree kidnapping. 

Court documents say on Aug. 28, officers were called to the 6600 block of Truman Road on an armed robbery. When they arrived, the victim said he was held against his will and robbed nearby. 

The victim told police he was giving his friend, Wards, a ride to the area of 13th and Fremont. The victim said when they got to the residence Duncan was on the porch. According to court documents, the victim told police once he entered the residence Duncan pulled a handgun and told him to empty his pockets. The victim handed over his belongings, and Duncan then taped the victim’s hands behind his back. Duncan and Wards then left in the victim’s car. 

Court documents say later that day officers found the victim’s vehicle near St. John and Elmwood Avenue. When officers turned their patrol car around, the driver fled from police. The driver failed to stop for multiple stop signs and sped through a residential neighborhood while fleeing police, according to court documents. 

The pursuit ended when the vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign at 12th Street and Chestnut Avenue and hit a curb, causing the car to stop. Both Wards and Duncan were taken into custody. According to court documents, the victim’s credit cards were found in Wards' purse.

Prosecutors have requested $100,000 bonds for the defendants.