The Examiner examiner.net 12 Jan, 2021 09:00 am

John Seger Corey Laykovich

John Seger, 28, of Independence, pleaded guilty in federal court to felony gun possession, admitting that he had a gun when he sped away from police during a traffic stop.

An Independence man in state prison on a manslaughter conviction for a July 2013 stabbing death has also pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge.John Seger, 28, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Kansas City to felony gun possession, admitting that he had a gun when he sped away from Independence Police after an attempted traffic stop in January 2017.Seger pleaded guilty in November 2018 to voluntary manslaughter for killing Laykovich, and a Jackson County judge issued the recommended nine-year sentence.In between the stabbing death and the police chase, Seger pleaded guilty in April 2016 to several felony charges in separate cases in Jackson County, including two counts each of burglary and tampering with a motor vehicle and one count of resisting arrest.

Seger had been on police’s radar for the stabbing death four years earlier of 22-year-old Corey Laykovich in Independence, but investigators didn’t have enough information to bring him in as a person of interest.According to court documents, an officer saw Seger run a red light and tried to pull him over, but he instead continued to drive away until the truck wrecked.

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