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12-30-2015


Bond reduced on
weapons charge
LOCAL SUSPECT RELEASED
AFTER POSTING $1,000

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

A Platte County man with a previous conviction of assault on a law officer who is now facing felony charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, a felony of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance is free after posting $1,000 bond.

Alexander L. McGee, age 34, of NW 57th Terrace, Kansas City in Platte County posted the bond Dec. 15. His bond had originally been set at $25,000 cash only but was reduced at a hearing on Dec. 15. The office of Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd did not oppose the defendant’s request for bond reduction. The hearing was held in front of Judge Ann Hansbrough.

The bond was reduced to $10,000 with a 10% surety, allowing McGee to be free upon posting $1,000.

McGee is represented by attorney Mark Ferguson.

On Dec. 7 shortly after 9 p.m., McGee was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 29 near Waukomis Drive by a trooper for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The officer says he detected the odor of burnt marijuana and noticed what “appeared to be a marijuana roach in a cup style ashtray on the middle console.”

Asked if there was anything else in the vehicle, McGee allegedly told the trooper “my gun.” A small black handgun, later determined to be a Beretta Nano 9mm, was found in the vehicle. The gun had been reported as stolen, authorities say. McGee told authorities he did not know the gun was stolen.

McGee admitted to authorities he was not permitted to have possession of a gun. Authorities say in 2005 McGee had been convicted of the felony of assault on a law enforcement officer in Platte County.

His next court appearance on the recent charges is set for Jan. 19, 9 a.m. in front of Judge Hansbrough.