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January 29, 2015

Seventeen-Year-Old Man Charged in Kansas City Kidnapping

This press release was originally issued by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, which can be reached at (816) 881-3555.

Robert Caldwell’s alleged 17-year-old accomplice in the abduction and assault of a south Kansas City man on Jan. 22, 2014 has been charged in Jackson County with multiple felonies under Missouri law, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

De’zahn J. Carey, dob: 8/18/1997, faces Robbery 1st Degree, Kidnapping, Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.*

According to court records, Robert Caldwell was arrested on a federal warrant in Lincoln County, Kentucky, on Jan. 27. In an interview with Kansas City police and the FBI, Caldwell admitted to the robbery and kidnapping of the victim as well as other crimes. He identified the second male involved as “Da Da.” And Caldwell identified from a photo De’zahn James Carey as the second male involved in the crimes. A relative of Caldwell identified Carey as her cousin and confirmed that the two men shown in surveillance photos from ATMs and gas stations, persons using the victim’s credit card, were Caldwell and Carey. The victim, a 67-year-old man, was abducted sometime the morning of Jan. 22, 2014 from his residence in the 12200 block of Prospect Avenue in south Kansas City. The victim later told police he was threatened at gunpoint by two men, handing over his wallet, money and keys to his van.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $500,000.

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless anduntil the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.