Police arrest five men, including suspects in recent shootings

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 6:22 p.m. CST; updated 1:55 p.m. CST, Friday, March 2, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Police Department's proactive patrol arrested five men on Tuesday.

Proactive patrols apprehend suspects on warrants for arrest, unlike reactive patrols, which respond to 911 calls, according to the department.

Officers arrested:

  • Steffon White, 17, for his involvement in a Jan. 24 shooting at McBaine Avenue and Dean Street, Latisha Stroer, spokeswoman for the police department, said.

    Stroer said nobody else has been arrested in connection with the shooting. White was being held in the Boone County Jail on $100,000 bond.
  • Brothers Ahmonta Harris, 20, and Aaron Harris, 19. They were arrested for assaulting a man on Feb. 11 at Boone Tavern. Each was released on $25,000 bond.

    Malcolm Redmon, 28, was arrested Monday in connection to the same assault. Stroer said the events were linked, but she would not elaborate because the investigation was ongoing.

    Ahmonta Harris was previously arrested for property damage and twice for third-degree assault. Aaron Harris was previously arrested for peace disturbance, trespassing and twice for third-degree assault. 
  • Orlando Turner, 19, was arrested on a warrant for a third-degree assault that occurred Oct. 21 at Park Avenue and Providence Road.
  • Steven Gholson, 25, was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia and a stolen gun and interfering with an arrest on Tuesday.

Stroer said the shootings at McBaine Avenue and Dean Street at Boone Tavern are believed to be connected to seven of 11 shootings that occurred in the past 28 days.

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