Columbia man arrested after domestic dispute

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 10:49 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Sunday afternoon on West Worley Street after a domestic dispute involving a gun.

Robert Foster, 48, was arguing with his girlfriend, a 33-year-old Columbia woman, when he pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.

After his girlfriend called police, Foster left the house before police arrived at 12:36 p.m., she said. Police did not find Foster in the area and left but returned after receiving a call at 1:36 p.m. from an unidentified woman at the scene who said Foster had come back to the house, Stroer said.

Foster pointed the gun at his girlfriend again, this time pulling the trigger but the gun malfunctioned and did not fire, Stroer said. Foster fled the scene. Officers then found him in the tree line behind 1406 W. Worley St. near Clinkscales Road, she said.

Foster was arrested on suspicion of two counts of armed criminal action, one count of first-degree domestic assault, one count of second-degree domestic assault, one count of unlawful possession of a concealed weapon and one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Stroer said.

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Paul Allaire June 27, 2011 | 12:51 p.m.

"one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Stroer said."

I just have to know how one would go about using drug paraphernalia without possessing it. It sounds like somebody didn't want to take any chances with that one. And it's a good thing. They'd probably just throw it out of court if there wasn't a drug charge to go with it.

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