Raytown police seeking released murder suspect

Posted at 8:03 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 19:21:50-05

Raytown police are asking the public for information on the whereabouts of a murder suspect who was accidentally released from the Jackson County Detention Center in February.

Malcolm D. Johnson, a 26-year-old Kansas City man, has been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Monteario Hogan, which occurred on Oct. 24, 2014, at a shopping center in the 5200 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard in Raytown.

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said it was notified on March 3 that Johnson was released from the detention center on Feb. 17.

It is not known how or why the release occurred, according to the attorney's office.

The Jackson County Department of Corrections released the following statement:

"We are aware of the release of an inmate from the detention center and have worked with the prosecutor and law enforcement on the issue.

"Charges for that inmate were dropped and a new warrant was issued.

"Our internal investigation on the matter is on-going, and disciplinary action may follow.

"We are updating our procedures to add additional checks to releases of certain inmates."

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the Raytown Police Department at 816-737-6020 or the T.I.P.S. Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).


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