Two Kansas City men face charges for allegedly robbing a pair of banks, including one in Independence, after being arrested following a high-speed chase across several cities.
Desmand W. McDaniel, 27, and Joshua J. Parker, 28, were charged in a three-count indictment handed down by a Kansas City federal court grand jury Wednesday.
According to court documents, McDaniel and Parker face one count of conspiracy to commit bank robberies and two counts of bank robbery in February and March.
The pair allegedly first stole $11,026 from the First Federal Bank of Kansas City at 9330 E. Gregory Boulevard in Raytown on Feb. 22.
McDaniel and Parker then allegedly stole $10,085 from the First Federal Bank of Kansas City at 3500 S. Noland Road in Independence on March 11.
According to court documents, in the March 11 robbery in Independence, each man approached a teller station and demanded cash. A teller told police that she was afraid and complied with McDaniel’s demands, adding that he was “aggressive” and told her to “hurry up.”
Parker, meanwhile, allegedly told another teller to “hand over the money” while holding his hand in his pocket, which made her believe he might have a gun.
A witness in a vehicle at 35th Street and Noland Road saw McDaniel and Parker run out of the bank, dropping money as they got into a black GMC SUV. The witness followed the vehicle and called police.
McDaniel, who was driving the SUV, led police on a chase of speeds in excess of 100 mph that ran through Independence, Raytown, Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, and Overland Park, Kansas.
After the men stopped near a convenience store at 95th Street and Antioch Road in Overland Park, McDaniel and Parker ran off. They were caught after a short chase and arrested.
McDaniel and Parker remain in federal custody without bond.