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Olathe East shooting suspect Jaylon Elmore released from hospital, booked in jail

Elmore pleads not guilty in city marijuana case
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Posted at 7:47 AM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2023-05-31 16:35:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The suspect in the Olathe East High School shooting has been moved from the hospital to the jail.

Jaylon Elmore, 18, was listed Tuesday as an inmate at the Johnson County Central Booking Facility in Olathe.

He appeared via video conference in Olathe Municipal Court on charges of driving with a broken headlight, marijuana possession in 2017 and battery in 2021. It was not immediately clear when the traffic violation occurred.

A municipal judge ordered Elmore held on a $750 bond on those charges and set a new hearing for June 10, giving the defendant time to hire an attorney.

The hospital, where he was being treated after suffering injuries in a shooting on March 4 at Olathe East, confirmed earlier Tuesday that no patients from the school shooting remained under care.

Elmore, who was in a wheelchair during his video appearance, had been hospitalized since the shooting, which also left the school resource officer and an assistant principal injured.

Olathe East School Resource Officer Erik Clark and Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Kaleb Stoppel were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital the day of the shooting.

Elmore's first appearance in court on charges connected to the shooting at Olathe East has been rescheduled multiple times as he remained in the hospital.

A scheduling conference in that is scheduled for June 8 in Johnson County District Court, where Elmore has been charged with one count of attempted capital murder. His bond in that case is $1 million.

Former Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison represents Elmore in the Olathe East shooting case, but it's unclear if he's also representing Elmore in the municipal cases.

Elmore is accused of bringing a ghost gun to school in his backpack and opening fire after being confronted by Stoppel in his office.

KSHB 41 News Reporter Charlie Keegan contributed to this report.

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