Two arrested for aggravated battery

Police Department Press Release

October 15, 2019

On Sunday morning, September 15, 2019, at approximately 6:00 AM, law enforcement officers of the Pittsburg Police Department were dispatched to the police station regarding a subject wanting to report involvement in a physical altercation that took place earlier that morning in the 1900 block of S. Broadway St. in Pittsburg at approximately 1:30 AM. Two victims, which includes the aforementioned party, received serious injuries during this altercation, one of which had to be transferred to University of Kansas Medical Center, in Kansas City, for additional treatment. Investigators initiated follow up into this incident, and interviewed multiple witnesses in an attempt to identify those involved in the altercation.

On Monday afternoon, October 7, 2019, at approximately 2:20 PM, investigators located and arrested one of the two primary suspects from this incident at a residence in the 1900 block of S. Broadway St. in Pittsburg. 21-year-old Spencer T. Haake, of Raymore, Missouri, was taken into custody without incident and transported to to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Mr. Haake was arrested for felony aggravated battery, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was later released on a $25,000.00 bond.

Later that evening (Monday, October 7th), at approximately 8:00 PM, the other primary suspect, 25-year-old Kasey E. Neil of Pittsburg, turned himself in without incident to law enforcement at the Pittsburg Police Department.  Mr. Neil was arrested for aggravated battery and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and transported to the jail at Crawford County Sheriff’s Office for booking. Mr. Neil was later released on a $25,000.00 bond.

This incident is still under investigation at this time, and additional suspects are pending identification by investigators. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.