Kylr Yust's half-brother turns himself in, accused of attacking girlfriend

Posted at 7:08 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2020-01-03 18:43:16-05

The search for Kylr Yust’s half-brother is over after he turned himself in Friday morning, according to the Benton County, Missouri Sheriff.

Although Jessep Carter is facing charges in neighboring Henry County, 41 Action News has learned he was already a wanted man.

"He had a third-degree domestic assault charge. He came in willingly," Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox said.

Carter, 31, is at the Benton County jail accused of attacking his girlfriend.

Court records show the woman called 911 for help the night of Oct. 2, 2016. When sheriff's deputies showed up to their Warsaw home on Yates Street near the waters of Truman Lake she told them Carter grabbed her by her hair and tried to choke her.

Carter was set to appear in court in November but he never did.

Carter's grandfather, who lives on the property where the alleged assault took place, refused to speak with 41 Action News regarding the domestic assault charge.

Carter also faces charges in Henry County from a September traffic stop that took place on the same day police found Jessica Runions's burned car in Kansas City.

The Henry County Sheriff told 41 Action News Thursday when his deputy pulled over the pick-up truck in Windsor on Sept. 10, 2016, he found Carter, Carter's girlfriend in the passenger seat and Yust sitting in the back.

The next day police arrested Yust at a trailer in Benton County on charges that he allegedly torched Runions's SUV.

Now Carter is making his way through the legal system.

"Within the state of Missouri, if one county gets him then the other counties can come and pick him up," Sheriff Knox said.

Carter is expected to face a Benton County judge for the domestic assault charge on Tuesday morning.