Third suspect arrested in connection with Brian Daniels murder

Friday, April 19, 2013 | 11:56 a.m. CDT; updated 4:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 20, 2013

COLUMBIA — Police arrested a St. Charles man Thursday and charged him with lying to investigators to corroborate the alibi of the man accused of killing Brian Daniels.

Glenn Anderson faces a felony charge of hindering prosecution in the homicide investigation.

Anderson initially backed up the alibi for James Thompson, 23, who was later charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Daniels, whose body was discovered in his south Columbia home on April 10. Police used Thompson's cellphone records to disprove his alibi. Anderson admitted in a second interview with police that Thompson had asked him to lie.

Anderson's bond was set at $25,000. Police said he turned himself in to detectives after he was told about the warrant for his arrest.

More charges could follow, Sgt. Joe Bernhard said. The investigation is ongoing into the role Anderson might have played in authenticating documents that gave Thompson apparent power of attorney and made him the sole beneficiary of Daniels' estate. According to the probable cause statement from Thompson's arrest, Anderson told detectives he'd become a notary and purchased a stamp, at Thompson's request. He then notarized documents pertaining to Daniels' will and giving power of attorney to Thompson. Bernhard said investigators are attempting to determine whether Daniels' signature on the documents might have been forged.

The notarized documents were signed by two witnesses, Thompson's mother, Jacqueline Miller, and friend, Christopher Hurt.

Hurt was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of hindering prosecution. All three men — Anderson, Thompson and Hurt — were being held in Boone County Jail, an official with the jail said. Hurt is being held on a bond of $30,000, and Thompson is being held on a cash bond of $2 million. 

Preliminary hearings for Thompson and Hurt were scheduled for 2 p.m. April 30. A hearing had not yet been scheduled for Anderson.

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