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Kansas City man is sentenced for 2014 assault and March escape

Willie J. Sanders II, 25, of Kansas City received a 12-year prison sentence for charges stemming from an August 2014 home invasion and assault and a March escape from custody.
Willie J. Sanders II, 25, of Kansas City received a 12-year prison sentence for charges stemming from an August 2014 home invasion and assault and a March escape from custody. KRT

A Kansas City man on Friday received a 12-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to several felonies, including an escape from custody in March.

Willie J. Sanders II, 25, also pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from an August 2014 home invasion and assault.

According to court records, Sanders broke into a woman’s home last Aug. 21. He found her asleep, tied her up and used a knife to cut off her clothing. He then invited friends over to have sex with her while threatening to cut off her fingers.

Sanders received a 12-year-sentence for burglary, a seven-year sentence for domestic assault and a three-year sentence for armed criminal action. He also received a four-year sentence for the March escape. The sentences will run concurrently.

According to court documents, while a patient at Truman Medical Center, Sanders distracted a county corrections officer and ran from the hospital, leaving through a nearby stairwell. Sanders went to a home in the 2700 block of Askew Avenue, where police later found him hiding in the basement.

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