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Man facing several charges for allegedly kidnapping dealership employee

Posted: 9:19 AM, Jan 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-13 10:19:13-05
Jackson County Courthouse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man is charged with kidnapping and several other crimes after allegedly kidnapping a worker from a car dealership.

Dawontay Frazier, 26, faces kidnapping, assault, armed criminal action, stolen auto and felon in possession of a firearm charges stemming from the Jan. 8 incident at 83rd Street and Bannister Road.

According to the Jackson County Prosecutor's office, Frazier went to the car dealership and requested a Cadillac be serviced. He requested a ride while the vehicle was being serviced, and a dealership employee agreed to take him downtown.

During the ride, Frazier allegedly held the employee at gunpoint and demanded one of the dealership's Mercedes' for the employee's life. Frazier then instructed the employee to drive to 75th Street and Prospect Avenue where the police arrived and he allegedly pistol whipped the employee and told him to drive again.

The dealership employee was able to bail out of the vehicle while police were attempting to pull it over.

Frazier then allegedly took control of the vehicle and drove to 69th Street and The Paseo where he also bailed and fled on foot. Police surrounded him and he turned the gun on himself.

According to the prosecutor's office, Frazier is in the hospital and is being held on a $100,000 bond. The office did not specify whether Frazier's injuries were from turning the gun on himself.

Frazier had previously been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and given community service and five years of probation, according to court documents. It is unclear if that probation is over.