Jacob David Mustoe, a 17-year-old boy Kansas City teen, has been charged in the death of another teen after running him over with his vehicle while high on psychedelic mushrooms.
Mustoe, 17, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Jake A. Wehmeyer.
According to authorities, police were called around 4 AM on Sunday, June 25, to the 9400 block of North Kentucky Avenue for a disturbance. When police arrived they found a vehicle that had driven through a closed garage door of a home. Inside, they found Wehmeyer dead at the scene, lying partially under the vehicle.
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Court records state officers saw evidence of s struggle with holes in the walls and blood throughout the basement and first floor upon entering the home. Neighbors told police that the family had gone out of town and the homeowners’ two sons, Wehmeyer and his 14-year-old brother, had been left at the home.
While investigating the crime scene, officers were approached by Mustoe’s mother who said her son had come home and told her that Wehmeyer needed help. The woman described her son’s vehicle, and officers determined it was the vehicle involved in the incident.
Officers then responded to the 8900 block of North Lewis Avenue and contacted Mustoe who had apparent injuries leading officers to believe that he had been the driver of the vehicle that had struck the victim.
Mustoe was placed under arrest and taken to an area hospital for minor injuries. He was then taken to police headquarters for questioning.
According to court records, Mustoe told detectives he was under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms the night of the incident when he and Wehmeyer got into an argument which escalated to them throwing billiard balls at each other.
Mustoe said he then walked to his car parked up the street, started the vehicle, and immediately accelerated, heading south on Kentucky Avenue. Mustoe told detectives he then aimed his car toward Wehmeyer’s home, intentionally driving into the yard of the neighbor and driving toward the home.
He said he did this because he was high on the mushrooms and thought “everything would be OK”. Mustoe said he then saw Wehmeyer standing in the grass of the neighbor’s yard trying to tell him to slow down. Wehmeyer was trying to tell Mustoe to stop, but it was too late, and he hit him, killing him.
Mustoe’s bond was set at $200,000.