Crime

Lee’s Summit homeowner stabs burglar

James Jones
James Jones

A burglar who broke into a Lee’s Summit house last week ended up fleeing after being stabbed by the homeowner — and now a 26-year-old Kansas City man is charged in the case.

James D. Jones was arrested after he showed up at a hospital Thursday night with a stab wound to the neck, according to Lee’s Summit police.

Jackson County prosecutors charged him with one count of first-degree burglary.

Police said that the break-in happened Thursday night in the 400 block of Northwest Ambersham Drive. The resident told officers he was home with his wife and child when he heard knocking on his door and a “muffled bang” from the rear of the house.

As he walked downstairs to investigate, the resident saw two men coming upstairs toward him. The resident told police that he stabbed one of the burglars in the neck before they fled.

A short time later, a hospital alerted police that Jones had showed up seeking treatment.

Police said they continue to seek a second suspect in the burglary.

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