Man arrested in connection with shots fired on Santa Barbara Drive

Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 11:39 a.m. CDT; updated 6:55 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 6, 2013

COLUMBIA — A man was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday in relation to shots fired in the 4400 block of Santa Barbara Drive.

Deputies responded to reports of disturbance with shots fired and found a group of people arguing, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

According to deputies’ investigation, a man fired a shot in the air after meeting a group of young people. As other people joined the dispute, the man shot again several times toward an adult. Deputies recovered the firearm and found it to be stolen. No one was injured.

Steven Levere Young, 25, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault, armed criminal action, receiving stolen property, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a firearm unlawful for certain persons.

Young was not allowed to have a firearm based on prior felony convictions.

As of Saturday morning, Young was held at Boone County Jail. His bond was set at $4,500 for each of the following charges: unlawful possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and receiving stolen property.


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