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Crime

Man arrested after allegedly hitting woman with car, ramming vehicle with children inside

The man allegedly hit the woman in the legs with his car and then rammed into her vehicle while her three children were inside.

Columbia man found guilty of possessing child pornography

The man was sentenced to five years in prison after being charged with possessing fewer than 20 pornographic images of minors.

MU student arrested, suspected of holding woman hostage

Haohan Hu, 21, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, felonious restraint, and misdemeanor domestic assault.

Man arrested for robbing another man, threatening him later

The victim said he walked out of a game of cards and dice with about $3,000 and was almost immediately robbed of all of it.

Three Columbia men arrested on forgery and drug charges

Arrests made Wednesday morning in relation to forged checks and heroin charges. 

Multiple shots fired on Quail Drive, again

Police responded to multiple shots near 2700 Quail Drive, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department. 

Venue change granted in case against Moniteau County prosecutor

Judge accepts change of venue request in the case of Shayne Healea, who's charged with assault for allegedly backing his pickup into a downtown restaurant.

UPDATE: Boone County Sheriff's Department: Dog killed, shots fired after dog fight escalates

The Boone County Sheriff's Department took two men into custody Friday night in connection with the incident.

Phone scam claims connection to Welcome Home veterans organization

A caller claiming to represent a veterans services group called "United Vets" targeted at least five Columbia residents. It is unknown how many others were contacted.

Super Bowl party shooting trial to get new judge

Eugenia Dyer's second trial will be rescheduled from its April 6 date.

Columbia woman pleads guilty to hindering prosecution in 2013 murder

Kimberly Huett-Linzie was charged after telling a witness not to talk about the incident, according to a probable cause statement.

 

Boone County Sheriff's arrest man suspected of stealing from Kwik Store

The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a 26-year-old Columbia man on suspicion of second-degree burglary, second-degree property damage and stealing.

State requests change of venue in Healea case

Assistant Attorney General Julie Tolle said she wanted to relocate the trial to Shelby County, where potential jurors might not have heard of the case.

Man sentenced to three years in domestic assault case

Marcus Villa choked his girlfriend and tried to run away from arresting officers.

UPDATE: Former Parkade Baptist youth director charged with sexual assault

Dale G. Johnson, 42, turned himself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department following a month-long investigation into sexual assaults beginning in 2013.

At least two injured in shootout outside Columbia Senior Center

Emergency callers reported hearing more than 25 shots after a fight broke out in the Columbia Senior Center parking lot.

UPDATE: Super Bowl party shooting case ends in mistrial

Thirteenth Circuit Court Judge Christine Carpenter declared a mistrial in the case of Eugenia Dyer because an interview with a witness was not turned over to the defense until after the start of the trial.

James Thompson sentenced to life for Brian Daniels' murder

Brian Daniels' half-sister spoke fondly of him during James Thompson's sentencing hearing Monday.

Survivor in Saturday shooting still unable to communicate with detectives

Willie J. Mays was in critical condition Monday night at University Hospital after being shot in the head during an incident in which two others were killed.

Columbia man who killed wife pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Donald Rowland's charges were amended from first-degree murder and armed criminal action to first-degree involuntary manslaughter. He could serve up to seven years in prison.

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