A Kansas City, Kan., man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in a 2014 carjacking that ended with the victim’s dog dead.
Stephen D. Bagley, 25, is accused of using a gun to steal a car from outside a midtown Kansas City gas station on June 22, 2014. The car owner’s dog, Mister, was in the vehicle when it was taken.
Shortly after the carjacking, the stolen car was involved in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 near West Pennway.
Mister was found dead inside the wrecked vehicle along with a shell casing and a spent bullet. The carjacker, who is alleged to have caused the dog’s death, fled the scene before police arrived.
About a month later, U.S. marshals acting on a tip arrested Bagley at a house in Kansas City, Kan., for an alleged parole violation.
He had been released from federal prison in April 2014 after serving time for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to previously filed court documents.
According to the court documents, Bagley also was under investigation in connection with a double homicide in Kansas City, Kan., and an incident in which he allegedly choked a woman and threatened her with a gun.
During a search of the house where he was arrested, a gun and ammunition were recovered. That prompted federal prosecutors to charge Bagley in Kansas with being a felon in possession of a firearm. That case is pending.
In Wednesday’s indictment in Missouri, federal prosecutors charged Bagley with carjacking, using a firearm during a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
According to court documents filed in the Kansas gun case, Bagley’s parole officer and other police officials identified him from surveillance camera footage from the business where the carjacking occurred.