Missouri

Man accused of burning car in Missouri woman's disappearance

  • This Sept. 12, 2016, photo provided by the Benton County Sheriff's Office in Warsaw, Mo., shows Kylr Yust. In court records obtained Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, Yust, who is facing charges in the burning of a vehicle belonging to a 21-year-old Missouri woman who has been missing since last week, was the subject of a protection order nearly a decade ago by his then-girlfriend Kara Kopetsky, who accused him of kidnapping and abuse. Kopetsky disappeared in May 2007 and remains missing. That April 30, 2007, filing alleged Yust kidnapped and restrained the teenager, choked her and threatened to cut her throat during their nine-month relationship. He has not been charged in Kopetsky's disappearance. (Benton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This Sept. 12, 2016, photo provided by the Benton County Sheriff's Office in Warsaw, Mo., shows Kylr Yust. In court records obtained Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, Yust, who is facing charges in the burning of a vehicle belonging to a 21-year-old Missouri woman who has been missing since last week, was the subject of a protection order nearly a decade ago by his then-girlfriend Kara Kopetsky, who accused him of kidnapping and abuse. Kopetsky disappeared in May 2007 and remains missing. That April 30, 2007, filing alleged Yust kidnapped and restrained the teenager, choked her and threatened to cut her throat during their nine-month relationship. He has not been charged in Kopetsky's disappearance. (Benton County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 8, 2007 file photo, Jim and Rhonda Beckford talk about their their daughter, Kara Kopetsky, who was 17 when she disappeared in May 2007 in their hometown of Belton, Mo. Court records obtained Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, show that Kylr Yust, who is facing charges in the burning of a vehicle belonging to a 21-year-old Missouri woman who has been missing since Sept. 8, 2016, was the subject of a protection order more than nine years ago by his then-girlfriend Kopetsky, who accused him of kidnapping and abuse. Kopetsky remains missing.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    FILE - In this June 8, 2007 file photo, Jim and Rhonda Beckford talk about their their daughter, Kara Kopetsky, who was 17 when she disappeared in May 2007 in their hometown of Belton, Mo. Court records obtained Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, show that Kylr Yust, who is facing charges in the burning of a vehicle belonging to a 21-year-old Missouri woman who has been missing since Sept. 8, 2016, was the subject of a protection order more than nine years ago by his then-girlfriend Kopetsky, who accused him of kidnapping and abuse. Kopetsky remains missing. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a man is in custody accused of burning the vehicle of a suburban Kansas City woman who hasn't been seen since last week.

Kansas City Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kari Thompson says 27-year-old Kylr Yust was taken into custody around 8:30 Sunday morning in Edwards, Missouri. Thompson says Yust was arrested on charges of "knowingly burning" Jessica Runions' vehicle, which was found abandoned by a road in southern Kansas City Saturday.

Police say Runions' disappearance is considered a suspicious missing persons case.

KSHB-TV reports Yust is being held on a $50,000 cash only bond. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Runions was last seen leaving for a party Thursday night. Her mother reported her missing Friday evening.