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Woman charged with 12 felonies in KCK crime spree

Charges against Alyssa Arreola include murder
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Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 13:10:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The woman who allegedly went on a deadly bi-state crime spree Wednesday has been charged with 12 felonies, the Wyandotte County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.

Alyssa L. Arreola, 22, of Independence, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, three counts of burglary, three counts of theft of a firearm, and two counts of theft of a vehicle.

The counts were laid out in a warrant filed Thursday afternoon in Wyandotte County District Court. Prosecutors requested a $500,000 bond.

Arreola allegedly stole a vehicle and was involved in a series of crashes before breaking into several residences in Kansas City, Kansas.

She allegedly stabbed a woman, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, at one home and later shot a man, identified as Isidoro Garcia-Jimenez, to death in the 7900 block of Sandusky Avenue.

“They lost a good one, a good man and a good heart,” Jaron Briggs, who lived next door to Garcia-Jimenez, said Wednesday night. “... It’s heartbreaking, it doesn’t seem real.”

Police said Wednesday afternoon that a vehicle Arreola stole at the homicide scene was later found near East 14th Street and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

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KCK police announced that a person of interest was taken into custody at that time.

She remained in custody at the Jackson County Detention Center as of Thursday afternoon, according to KCKPD.

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