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    Man charged with killing police officer, process server, denied public defender

    By Cameron Taylor,

    2024-03-19
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    The man accused of shooting and killing Independence Police Officer Cody Allen and Jackson County Civil Process Server Drexel Mack has been denied a public defender, according to new court documents filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.

    On March 15, Larry Acree, who faces two counts of first-degree murder , appeared in court without an attorney. Around a dozen Independence police officers also attended.

    During the hearing , Acree filled out an application for the public defender’s office.

    In a filing made Monday, Acree was denied legal services by the public defender’s office because Acree's “income and/or available assets exceeding their guidelines.”

    A hearing is now scheduled for this Friday to determine Acree’s eligibility for legal services.

    He remains in custody at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center on a $2 million, cash-only bond.

    Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify the denial came from the public defender's office.

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