Boone County male arrested on suspicion of armed robbery

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 9:27 a.m. CDT; updated 4:11 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 5, 2011

COLUMBIA — A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday in connection to reports that a man had entered an east Columbia home and tried to rob a man inside at gunpoint.

Deputies from the Boone County Sheriff's Department responded to the report from the New Haven Meadows Subdivision at the 1200 block of South Roseta Avenue, according to a release from the department.

The resident, 35, reported that a man entered the home with a handgun and demanded money. He said he refused to hand over cash and wrestled the gun away from the would-be robber, who ran from the scene.

The man was seen getting into a vehicle and leaving the area.

Acting on information provided by witnesses, deputies arrested Ladame Telshawn Smith at his home on suspicion of first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Smith was taken to the Boone County Jail, where he was being held Wednesday on a cash bond of $50,000.

Smith has charges pending against him in incidents earlier this year, including a third-degree assault and misdemeanor theft case from April and a first-degree trespassing case from June.

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