Courts & Crime

Fraternity party turns robbery crime scene at Rockhurst University

Jackson County prosecutors have filed 20 felony charges against a man who allegedly robbed and pistol-whipped party-goers at a Rockhurst University fraternity party Saturday night.

Prosecutors charged Bradley A. Jamierson, of Kansas City, who will turn 19 on Wednesday, with five counts of robbery, five counts of assault and 10 counts of armed criminal action. He was in jail today in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

The home invasion robbery occurred about 11:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of Lydia Avenue during a party attended by an estimated 30 to 40 students.

One victim was knocked unconscious after being pistol-whipped. Another victim suffered chipped teeth. Several other victims suffered cuts that required stitches.

Police said some of the beat-downs appeared to stem from pure spite.

A suspect hit a woman at the party who couldn’t lie completely on the floor because there was no room. Her boyfriend told the gunman to stop and tried to explain that she was trying to get down. The gunman then hit her in the head a few more times.

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