Two Columbia men arrested after gun fired during fight

Monday, May 9, 2011 | 4:33 p.m. CDT; updated 5:17 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 9, 2011

COLUMBIA — Police arrested two men Sunday night in northeast Columbia after officers responded to a call about a fight at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Olympic Court.

Two men were fighting with a neighbor, Columbia police officer Latisha Stroer said. A witness indicated a gun was fired into the air but not at any individuals. No one was injured.


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Paul J. Everman, 35, was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property and unlawful use of a weapon, both felonies. Mark A. Reyes, 28, was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing a concealed firearm and unlawful use of a weapon, both felonies.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a 40-caliber shell casing they believe Reyes fired, Stroer said. Officers arrested Reyes as he was driving on Clark Lane, several blocks from the scene of the fight. Everman was arrested at his home.

Police served a search warrant at 3920 Olympic Court, Everman’s home, and recovered two handguns, one of which was stolen.

Both men were released from the Boone County Jail on Monday morning on $9,000 bonds. 

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Corey Parks May 9, 2011 | 10:23 p.m.

I think the neck tattoo goes without saying. They look like stand up citizens to me. What business wouldn't hire someone with tattoos on their face?

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Jimmy Bearfield May 10, 2011 | 7:47 a.m.


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robert link May 10, 2011 | 10:01 a.m.

I don't intend to annoy anyone's sensitivities here, but gads are these guys local? P E looks as he has played the hoodlum role for a long time and not from around here. Can he be returned to his prior home, he doesn't belong here. By his looks, his prior home may have been a prison cell.

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benjamin walker May 10, 2011 | 2:56 p.m.
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Paul Allaire May 10, 2011 | 3:12 p.m.

Is the web editor out for the rest of the summer?

Oh goody. Now I can really say what I want...

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Patrick Sweet May 10, 2011 | 3:27 p.m.

The web editors are still here.

Benjamin Walker's comment has been removed for obvious violations of the comment policy.

Paul, you are always free to say what you want, we just ask that you be civil and refrain from profanities and name-calling in the process. Also, thanks for the heads up.

- Patrick Sweet
Assistant City Editor,

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benjamin walker May 10, 2011 | 3:42 p.m.

Im sorry patrick but im just tired of people judging people in this world only god can judge and the way that people think that they know everything just makes me mad i am a tax paying citizen and and lived in your community for three years and couldnt take it nomore so i moved i appolgize for the name calling but people ony comment on here by what you guys wrote and you dont get the whole story from that police department that you have in that town they just tell you bits and pieces of the story and everyone know your police department is not the most honest department in the world they should be investigated by someone i now live in a safe town where the police dont try to harm the citizens and they give the whole story when they report it to the public

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reyne watts May 10, 2011 | 3:51 p.m.

This is kaleigh rounds paul evermans niece i am PO bc both of my uncles got taken to jail for something tht is not just invoving them the police didnt take the blacks to jail tht right there shows the police in columbia are wrong there racest against chicanoes and robert u better shUT ur mouth u dnt know my uncle and he is legally aloud to be here r u.. judging someone by there tatoos doesnt make the person dont forget tht......DONT FORGT AMERICA PAUL EVERMAN IS INNOCENT

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benjamin walker May 10, 2011 | 4:06 p.m.

and im sorry columbia that you cant handle the truth but that is what is going on in your community i know its a shame but its true maybe you should fire your whloe justice system there because they suck. ive never seen such a sorry justice system in my life thank god i dont live there nomore plus you cant find a decent job in that town every job is 7 dollars per hour come on with the gas prices the way they are give out some money for petes sake you guys are a college community start giving back to your community so that people can make a living there the right way instead of the wrong way

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