An illegal firearm charge has been filed against a 29-year-old man who fought with security guards last week outside the Bolling Federal Building in downtown Kansas City.
James Edward Everett Jr. is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after a loaded handgun was found in the car he parked on 12th Street in a space marked for emergency vehicles, according to court documents.
According to the documents, Everett approached the entrance of the building at 601 E. 12th St. on Thursday morning, yelling that he wanted to speak to a federal judge. When four uniformed officers from the Federal Protective Service confronted him about 10 feet from the entrance, he threatened to kill them.
In the ensuing struggle, Everett tried to bite one officer’s finger and spit on another officer, the documents say.
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Police Headquarters is across 12th Street. Kansas City officers helped arrest Everett.
According to court records, Everett was convicted of aggravated robbery in Wyandotte County and was wanted for a parole violation.