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UPDATE: Two arrested in connection with incident at Lakota Coffee Co.

Friday, March 19, 2010 | 6:39 p.m. CDT; updated 2:34 p.m. CDT, Sunday, March 21, 2010

*CORRECTION: Jonathan DuCharme, an employee of Lakota Coffee Co. and the owner's son, was issued a summons to appear in court in connection with an incident at Lakota Thursday afternoon. An earlier version of this article misidentified him. "Free Crowley" was the phrase written on newspapers and in the bathroom. An earlier version of this article misreported the phrase.

COLUMBIA— Police shocked a man with a Taser after he reportedly assaulted a Columbia police officer during an incident at Lakota Coffee Co. on Ninth Street on Thursday afternoon.

Jared Hoft, 24, was arrested on charges of third degree assault and resisting arrest. Graham Bailey, 26, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and posting bills or painting government signs, and Jonathan DuCharme*, 21, was issued a summons to appear in court in connection with third-degree assault.

Earlier that day, Hoft, Bailey and Ricco Marshall, who hasn't been charged with anything, were repeatedly entering the establishment and writing “Free Crowley”* on newspapers and in the bathroom, said Officer Jessie Haden. Haden said she didn't know what "Free Crowley"* refers to.

DuCharme, an employee of Lakota Coffee Co., told the men to leave and knocked Ricco Marshall’s cell phone out of his hand, Haden said.

Initial responding Officer Tamera Adams called Officer Chad Craig for assistance upon arriving at the scene, Haden said.

Hoft walked by Craig and “punched him in the head,” Haden said.

Adams shocked Hoft with a Taser and, after a short struggle, he was handcuffed and arrested.

Craig was treated at an urgent care center for cuts to his eye and scratches on the back of his neck, Haden said. The officer has been released from the center.

Supervising officers were then called and, upon arrival, identified Bailey as a suspect for placing stickers saying “Free Crowley”* on government signs. When confronted, he ran away but was caught on Paquin Street by police.

Hoft is being held in Boone County Jail on a $1,000 bond. Bailey to posted bond immediately.


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BowersMollett March 20, 2010 | 7:05 a.m.
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Rachel Heaton March 21, 2010 | 12:53 p.m.

Initially, we reported that "Free Crowley" was written on newspapers and in the bathroom. Shortly after the article was published online, Officer Jessie Haden contacted the Missourian to let us know that it should be spelled "Crawley." We have tried to confirm today, but have been told to call back tomorrow, which we will.

Rachel Heaton
Assistant City Editor
Columbia Missourian

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Rachel Heaton March 21, 2010 | 2:36 p.m.

We have confirmed with Lakota that the phrase was "Free Crowley." The article has been corrected accordingly.

Rachel Heaton
Assistant City Editor
Columbia Missourian

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Ray Shapiro March 21, 2010 | 3:28 p.m.

I was needing a cup of Jo today.
I was hoping the phrase was "Free Coffee."
C'est la vie.

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