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Undercover officer assaulted in KCK, man charged

Posted at 7:47 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 08:47:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Kansas, man was indicted Thursday for assaulting an undercover officer.

According to U.S. District Attorney for Kansas, Stephen McAllister, 19-year-old Nicholas Newman was charged with robbery, assaulting a federal officer, brandishing a firearm in a crime of violence and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

The affidavit states that on Feb. 6, Newman met the undercover officer at a Sunfresh parking lot in Kansas City, Kansas.

She gave Newman $400 for a .45 caliber pistol and asked if the gun came with a clip.

Documents state that Newman then reached for the gun and tried to pull it away. A second undercover officer grabbed Newman from behind.

Newman faces up to 55 years in prison for the various charges.