Police arrest Columbia man in connection with forgeries

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 9:51 a.m. CDT; updated 3:54 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 12, 2012

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with multiple forgeries at businesses in Columbia and Boone County.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1700 block of Kitty Hawk Drive around 9:30 p.m. in reference to locating a suspect wanted for committing multiple forgeries in the area, according to a news release from the department.

Deputies tried to take the suspect, 28-year-old Demetrius L. Kelly, into custody but he ran off and the deputies pursued, the release said.

Police found Kelly hiding under a mobile home in a nearby parking lot after the foot chase.

There was a physical struggle before Kelly was taken into custody. Neither party sustained any serious injuries. 

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested Kelly on suspicion of resisting arrest, and two counts of forgery. He was also arrested by the Columbia Police Department on suspicion of seven counts of forgery, according to the release.

His bond was set at $45,000.   

Supervising editor is Dan Burley.

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