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K.C. man charged with harboring fugitive

April 4, 2007

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— A Kansas City man was charged Tuesday with harboring a fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, including once when she gave police a fake name and was released, U.S. Attorney Bradley Schlozman said.

Kendale Dawkins, 21, was charged with harboring Shauntay L. Henderson, 24, on two occasions before she was caught Saturday, Schlozman said.

Police have said in court documents that Henderson was a suspect in a series of assaults and killings in south Kansas City and has been wanted for murder since Sept. 2, 2006.

Dawkins allegedly told investigators March 31 he did not know Henderson, Schlozman said. But police arrested her later that night at Dawkins' apartment. The affidavit also alleged Henderson and Dawkins were together at a Blue Springs motel in February when Dawkins was arrested on a failure to appear warrant, Schlozman said.

Dawkins told the arresting officer no one else was in the motel room, but Henderson was found hiding in the bathroom. Henderson gave police a false name and Social Security number and was released when a computer check of the false identity revealed no warrants, Schlozman said.

Henderson, a reputed gang member, is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with the September 2006 shooting death of DeAndre M. Parker. She also is charged in a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and was being held on a $250,000 cash bond.

She was the eighth woman to be included on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list since its inception 57 years ago and the first woman on the list since 1994. She was caught Saturday, shortly before the television show "America's Most Wanted" announced her inclusion on the list.

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