Missouri

Suspect in burning of missing woman's car in different jail

  • 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)

  • This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department shows Kylr Yust. Yust was returned to Kansas City on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2016 from from Benton County to face a charge that he knowingly burned 21-year-old Jessica Runions' vehicle. The woman from the Kansas City suburb of Raymore was last seen leaving a party Thursday night. Police say Yust is also a person of interest in the 2007 disappearance of Kara Kopetsky. (Kansas City, Mo. Police Department via AP

    This undated photo provided by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department shows Kylr Yust. Yust was returned to Kansas City on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2016 from from Benton County to face a charge that he knowingly burned 21-year-old Jessica Runions' vehicle. The woman from the Kansas City suburb of Raymore was last seen leaving a party Thursday night. Police say Yust is also a person of interest in the 2007 disappearance of Kara Kopetsky. (Kansas City, Mo. Police Department via AP  (The Associated Press)

A man considered a person of interest in his ex-girlfriend's 2007 disappearance has been returned to Kansas City, Missouri, to face charges that he burned another missing woman's car.

Kylr Yust, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was brought back to Kansas City from Benton County, where he'd been jailed since his arrest Sunday.

He's charged with knowingly burning 21-year-old Jessica Runions' vehicle. She was last seen leaving a party Thursday night.

It's unclear whether Yust has an attorney and when his first court appearance may be.

Police say Yust is a person of interest in ex-girlfriend Kara Kopetsky's disappearance. She was 17 when she vanished in 2007 just days after filing for a protection order against Yust.

Yust also spent time in jail for assaulting a pregnant then-girlfriend in 2011.