Columbia man arrested in connection with knife assault

Friday, January 24, 2014 | 4:13 p.m. CST; updated 4:28 p.m. CST, Friday, January 24, 2014

COLUMBIA — A man has been arrested in connection with a knife assault Thursday night that sent one victim to the hospital.

Officers arrested Keenan T. Moore, 20, of Columbia, early Friday morning on suspicion of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Witnesses reported that Moore and another man, Brandon R. Lewis, 29, of Columbia, were drinking and arguing throughout the evening at 108 Leslie Lane.

The dispute became violent when Lewis was attacked with a knife, according to the release.

Lewis was taken to the University Hospital emergency room with a knife wound to his back and underwent surgery. His condition has been downgraded from serious but stable to fair, according to a hospital representative.

Moore remained at 108 Leslie Lane, and when police arrived he was apprehended without incident. Bond was set at $4,500 for unlawful use of a weapon. At the time of the news release, bond had not been set for the assault or armed criminal action.

Moore is being held at Boone County Jail, Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.


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