Platte County

Mugshot of Letti Strait, convicted in Platte County, Missouri of first degree murder.
Platte County Prosecutor
Marc LaVoie
February 07, 2020 - 3:04 pm
A Platte County jury convicted a woman Thursday for killing her ex-husband 12 years ago.
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Iatan Facebook
Rebecca Crockett
March 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Iatan, MO - This small village just a few miles up Highway 45 from Weston, Missouri used to be a bustling port town alongside the Missouri River. Iatan was a steamboat stop and a regular train stop, but flooding in 1881 moved the course of the river west, and businesses moved as well. And if that...
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Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd
KMBZ News Staff
August 10, 2018 - 12:45 pm
A Missouri man has been convicted of raping a woman he met on a dating website. A Platte County jury deliberated less than two hours before finding 31-year-old Bradley Everhart, of Independence, guilty of rape. Prosecutors said the 31-year-old woman met Everhart on the dating website Plenty of Fish...
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Kara Marxer
January 09, 2018 - 4:44 am
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd says he rejects a recommendation that he be publicly reprimanded for releasing the names of high-profile community members who supported an admitted child molester. The disciplinary case will now go to the Missouri Supreme Court. Zahnd said he cannot accept that...
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Eric Zahnd smiles in his official photograph from the Platte County Prosecutors office
Platte County Prosecutors Office
December 12, 2017 - 3:50 pm
A disciplinary panel is recommending that Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd be publicly reprimanded after finding him guilty of professional misconduct for publicly naming and criticizing certain residents of a northwest Missouri town who defended a convicted child sex offender. Ethics complaints...
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ABC News
November 01, 2017 - 12:11 pm
The suspect in the New York City truck attack, which killed eight and injured 12 on a bike path, was issued a traffic ticket in late 2015 on I-29 north of Kansas City, according to Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd. In a release, Zahnd provided background on Saipov's movements and encounters with...
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Eric Zahnd smiles in his official photograph from the Platte County Prosecutors office
Platte County Prosecutors Office
April 14, 2017 - 1:19 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A county prosecutor who publicly criticized some residents of a small northwest Missouri town for defending a convicted child abuser is facing legal criticism for the move. Defense attorney John P. O'Connor, of Kansas City, has filed ethics complaints against Platte County...
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