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Man accused of stealing device before Biden speech in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 36-year-old man is facing charges of stealing communications equipment ahead of President Joe Biden’s speech in Kansas City, Missouri this week.

Jason P. Keith was charged Thursday with stealing $750 or more of equipment.

According to court documents, around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, employees at the Defense Information Systems Agency noticed that the rear locks of their two attached U-Haul trucks had been cut and one Communication device number was stolen from behind. of a.

Two trucks were parked in a parking garage at the Intercontinental Hotel in County Club Plaza.

The stolen items included a hard plastic box and dolly containing cable reels, audio equipment, extension cords and a drop protector, totaling approximately $14,000.

The stolen devices were used by Biden when he spoke Wednesday.

Using city cameras as well as surveillance video from businesses, detectives were able to track suspects along multiple routes.

Just before 5 a.m., a security guard and two UMKC police officers confronted Keith as he was rearranging the stolen devices on the stolen dolly, however, the theft was still unresolved. reported at the time, according to court documents.

Keith was arrested just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after being found in possession of several stolen devices. The remains of the stolen devices were found in the woods behind a gas station.

Detectives tried to interview Keith but he asked for an attorney.

A hearing has been scheduled in Jackson County Courthouse for December 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET

https://fox4kc.com/news/man-charged-with-stealing-equipment-ahead-of-bidens-speech-in-kansas-city/ Man accused of stealing device before Biden speech in Kansas City

JACLYN DIAZ

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