As part of a controversial new federal crime effort, the FBI agents in Kansas City helped the police arrest a murder suspect.
The US attorney’s office in the western area of Missouri praised the arrest of 44-year-old Joel Rosbury as a “good job” in a tweet on Monday. He was imprisoned under a $ 200,000 bond for second-degree murder, armed criminal act, and tampering with evidence in the deadly shooting of 28-year-old Frederick Otley outside a convenience store. No lawyer for him has been listed in the court records online.
The Kansas City Star newspaper reported that it was the first known murder charge linked to the LeGend operation, which was named after a 4-year-old boy named LeGend Taliferro, who was hit by a fatal bullet while sleeping in his bed in Kansas City.
Last week, the U.S. Attorney General’s office announced that the first arrest of the operation was a man accused of being an illegal drug user with possession of firearms, causing some community leaders to question its effectiveness.
Don Leadford, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, said on Monday that his office considered the arrest of Rosbury a part of the Legend process because federal agents had helped arrest him.
The cause of death has not been revealed. The bodies were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy.