KC Man Indicted for Meth, Firearm Following Collisions with Three Vehicles
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing a firearm and methamphetamine, which were found after he caused a series of collisions with other vehicles.
Michael Allrutz, 40, of Kansas City, was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. Today’s indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed against Allrutz on April 13, 2017, and includes an additional charge.
The federal indictment charges Allrutz with one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Allrutz was involved in a series of traffic accidents on April 12, 2017. Allrutz, the driver and sole occupant of a black Jaguar, was northbound on Benton Boulevard when he crossed into the on-coming lane of traffic and struck the back driver’s side of a white 2016 Ford pick-up truck. Allrutz continued northbound on Benton Boulevard, according to witnesses, and became involved in a second vehicular accident with a white 2015 Ford Transit van at the entrance to I-70 westbound. Allrutz allegedly left the scene of the second vehicular accident as well and turned westbound on the on-ramp to I-70 westbound. Allrutz left the road, crossed over all three westbound lanes of traffic on I-70, and became involved in a third vehicular accident with a white 2015 Dodge Ram pick-up. After coming to a stop, witnesses told police officers, Allrutz climbed from the Jaguar carrying a gallon-sized plastic bag in his hand but was unable to leave the scene due to his injuries.
Allrutz was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage.
The plastic bag Allrutz had been carrying contained approximately 709 grams of methamphetamine, according to the affidavit. Police officers also found a loaded Beretta 9mm semi-automatic pistol beneath the gas pedal of the vehicle. Officers found $4,739 in a black sweatshirt on the passenger side floorboard.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Allrutz has a prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance.
Larson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Davids. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.
Updated May 2, 2017