Columbia man arrested on rape, kidnapping charges

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 7:48 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of kidnapping, rape and armed criminal action in connection with a September incident.

Marcus Montez Smith, 41, was being held Tuesday afternoon in the Boone County Jail on a $209,000 bond.

About 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Columbia police officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Wilkes Boulevard in reference to a kidnapping.

Police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said in an email that the suspect confronted a woman in her vehicle. He had a handgun and threatened to kill the woman, Stroer said.

Stroer said the suspect got into the driver's seat of the victim's car and drove away with her inside. He drove the woman to an unnamed location in the county and raped her, Stroer said.

Smith was arrested at 10 p.m. Monday at 12 E. Worley St. He also was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on an assault charge with a bond of $9,000.

Smith is a convicted felon and has served time in prison on assault charges, according to records on Missouri

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