Breaking News

KC man charged in slashing of jogger in park near Plaza

Updated: 2013-10-15T02:53:20Z

A Kansas City man has been charged with slashing a jogger with a knife last week in Mill Creek Park near the Country Club Plaza.

Terance E. Green, 45, was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with first-degree aggravated assault and armed criminal action. The victim suffered three severe lacerations to his buttocks, authorities said.

The victim told police that he was running in the park about 12:50 p.m. Friday when a man jumped out from between two trees and said, “Want a piece of me?”

The man said no and began running faster. He later told police he could feel the man striking him from behind. The victim and two people who witnessed the assault later identified Green as the attacker, according to court documents. One of the witnesses said Green had been walking around the park screaming before the attack.

Green was described as being “belligerent and cursing” when detectives tried to speak to him in detention.

Prosecutors requested a bond of $150,000 for Green.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

Deal Saver Subscribe today!

Comments

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here