Columbia man stabbed in early morning altercation

Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 9:47 a.m. CDT; updated 9:05 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 24, 2012

COLUMBIA — A 21-year-old Columbia man was stabbed early this morning in north Columbia.

The Columbia Police Department responded to a disturbance at 12:20 a.m. at 2904 Range Line Street and arrested Dusty G. Ballew, 38, of Columbia, on charges of assault in the first degree and armed criminal action. Bond has not been set.

Ballew and the injured man were in a fight, said Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Latisha Stroer. The man suffered life-threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital and remained in critical condition, Stroer said.

Ballew was detained at the scene and admitted his involvement in the altercation, Stroer said.

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Delcia Crockett May 25, 2012 | 2:42 a.m.

So, when do we get the 42 additional officers and the substations in our communities that the police expertise have stated we need for protection/safety in this growing city?


Anyone out there?

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Bryan Wheat May 25, 2012 | 10:36 a.m.

Having 42 additional officers doesn't stop the crime, it just puts more cops there to respond to the crime. Cops aren't mind readers and can't predict where the crime will happen. Even if we have 2000 police officers the crime will still happen because you can't control what people are thinking.

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