Clay County teen high on mushrooms drives into home, kills friend

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 16:56:21-04

A Clay County teen has been charged with first degree involuntary manslaughter after he drove into a house early Sunday morning killing his friend.  

Jacob David Mustoe, 17, told Kansas City, Missouri police he was high on mushrooms when he aimed his vehicle toward Jake A. Wehmeyer’s house, killing the 17-year-old, according to a probable cause statement.

Police were called to 9400 block of N. Kentucky Avenue around 4 a.m.

When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle had driven through the closed garage door of a home. Officials saw Wehmeyer under the vehicle in the driveway.

When police entered the home, they saw “evidence of a struggle” with holes in the walls and blood on the basement and first floor, per the probable cause statement.

Neighbors told police the family was out of town and their two teenaged sons were left in the home.

During the investigation, Mustoe’s mother approached police saying her son came home and hold her that Wehmeyer needed help. She described her son’s vehicle and officers determined it was the vehicle involved in the crash, per the probable cause statement.

Officers arrested Mustoe in his home. He was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries before being sent to the police headquarters for questioning.

Mustoe told police he was under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms the night to the incident.

He told police that he was at the victim’s house when they got into an argument which escalated into them throwing billiard pool table at each other, the probable cause statement said.

Mustoe stormed out of the home, walked to get his vehicle from his home and drove into the direction of Wehmeyer’s house.

Mustoe told police he thought “everything would be okay” even if he hit the house, per the probable cause statement.

As he drove toward the house, the victim came outside and stood in the yard trying to tell him to stop. Mustoe struck him, according to the probable cause statement.

Mustoe told police he then went inside of the home and passed out. When he woke up, he realized he struck his friend and ran to neighbor’s house to get help.

According to the probable cause statement, Mustoe began to destroy the property inside of the home and ran into a wall of drywall.

Mustoe’s bond has been set to $200,000. On Tuesday, he posted bond and is expected to appear in court on July 6.