A federal judge will decide Monday whether an accused Kansas City burglar will get bond after police watched him allegedly steal from an Independence home last week.
Wayne Hunt, 22, faces two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. Using patience and technology, police watched as he and three others took the guns and other property from a home in the 2100 block of South Scott Avenue in Independence, court records said.
Last month, Hunt had become the prime suspect in a series of burglaries in Kansas City, Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Independence, court records said.
On Monday, property crimes detectives placed a GPS tracker on his car and began following him early the next morning. From a Wal-Mart parking lot, officers trailed his red Oldsmobile to the Independence home, court records said. As the officers waited outside, Hunt and three others purportedly entered the house, emerging about five minutes later. Each carried items from the house, police reported.
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Police followed the car to a home in the 2600 block of South Stark Avenue in Kansas City. The crew purportedly carried in the same items they’d taken from the Independence house. Hunt and the others were detained while police received permission to search the house.
Inside, police recovered a .45 caliber handgun, a Civil War-era Colt revolver and a box with personal records and coins, all of which had been taken from the Independence home.
Speaking with investigators later, Hunt allegedly acknowledged that he should not be around weapons.
“He stated that he was currently on probation and he was a felon and knows he can’t be around guns and he doesn’t want to be around guns,” police reported in court records.
On July 21, Hunt pleaded guilty to four felony cases in Jackson County: three counts of burglary and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Two of Hunt’s companions that day, Amanda Garwood and William Bryand, have been charged in Jackson County with burglary.