Late today, Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman filed charges against three men in connection with an armed robbery at the Family Dollar store near 13th and Quindaro, Kansas City, Kan., on March 3.
Charged are Dyron M. King, 24, of Kansas City, Kan.; Cecil D. Meggerson, 35, of Kansas City, Kan., and Charles D. Bowser, 18, of Kansas City, Mo. Each is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, and one count of criminal possession of a firearm, the district attorney’s office stated.
Each is being held in the Wyandotte County Jail. Bond was set at $1 million. They are expected to appear in court on Monday, March 9, for the first time.
The persons are presumed not guilty unless convicted by proof beyond a reasonable doubt, the district attorney’s office stated.
Law enforcement officers from the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, have been actively investigating the Family Dollar robbery, and other robberies in Kansas City, Mo., as well as another robbery at the 7-Eleven convenience store at 4431 Shawnee Drive, in Kansas City, Kan., that happened on March 3 and 4. In the 7-Eleven robbery, an off-duty Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and severely injured.
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, as well as troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol, have provided assistance in the ongoing investigations.
The district attorney filed charges in the Family Dollar case based on crime reports presented to him late today, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office stated. The investigation continues into all the cases, and the district attorney expects to review reports of forensic analysis from a crime laboratory as soon as they are available, according to a spokesman.