The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office late Wednesday arrested a man connected with prowling area schools, including James Lewis Elementary School in Blue Springs.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office late Wednesday arrested a man connected with prowling area schools, including James Lewis Elementary School in Blue Springs.


Around 8:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies received information from local law enforcement that Daryell Light was at a home in the northeast unincorporated area of Independence, according to Sgt. Lane T. Eitel of the sheriff’s office.


Light was standing in the back doorway of the home when officers arrived. He put up no resistance when arrested, Eitel said.


Light was arrested on a probation violation with no bond and also had a hold issued by the Pleasant Hill Police Department.


Light allegedly gained entry into the Pleasant Hill R-III Intermediate School on March 19. Later that day, he attempted to enter James Lewis Elementary school in Blue Springs but was denied entrance.


The 46-year-old, whose last given address was in Lee’s Summit, is being held at the Jackson County Detention Center.


Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp said in a statement that the community can “calm their concerns” because the person no longer poses any threat to the community or children.


Light has a criminal history that includes burglary, forgery, stealing and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card that dates back to 1997.