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Man involved in SWAT incident arrested Friday

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 7:20 p.m. CDT; updated 10:40 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 6, 2012

COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers arrested a man who was involved in a July 31 incident that brought SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams to Rollins Road.

Jacob Nicholson was arrested Friday for a warrant issued in October 2011. The original charges on the warrant were resisting arrest, trafficking drugs and endangering the welfare of a child.

Officers were called to 3716 Rollins Road on July 31 for a trespass subject. Before officers went to the area, they learned that the subject had a warrant from Pettis County, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. 

The department’s SWAT and crisis negotiation teams were called in after officers learned that the man, who was determined not to be trespassing, might have been armed and suicidal. Negotiators were unable to contact the suspect after several attempts, according to the release.

Because they had received conflicting information about the suspect and the circumstances, officers decided to withdraw all personnel. The suspect did not make threats, and no one was in immediate danger, according to the release.

On Friday, in an effort to locate the man involved in the incident, officers were conducting surveillance at Stoney Creek Inn based on a tip they received. 

They saw a man walking toward a silver Chevrolet Impala in the parking lot. Officers got out of their unmarked vehicle with guns drawn and identified themselves as police officers. Although officers told him not to move, the man got into the car and tried to start it while yelling at the officers to shoot him, according to a news release.

Officers used a stun gun on the man and took him into custody.

Nicholson was arrested for the warrant with no bond and on suspicion of resisting or interfering with an arrest with a bond of $4,500.

Supervising editor is Celia Darrough.


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