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Crime

Jury finds Oklahoma man guilty in murder of Brian Daniels

Casey Lewis waits for a recess to end during his first-degree murder trial at the Boone County Courthouse on Wednesday night. He is accused of having acted as a hit man in the murder of Brian Daniels in April 2013.

Casey Lewis, the second man convicted in the April 2013 murder of Brian Daniels, will be sentenced in April. James Thompson was convicted in January.

Defense works to loosen link between Casey Lewis and murder weapon

The prosecution tried to tie Lewis more closely to James Thompson, who was convicted last month of plotting to kill Brian Daniels.

Juvenile suspected in string of robberies to be tried as adult

Terrence Harvey, 17, was arrested Thursday night. He will be tried as an adult.

Charges reduced for 88-year-old man accused of killing wife

After pleading not guilty in November to a charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Donald Rowland will now face a lesser charge of first-degree involuntary manslaughter.

Hickman choir director charged with stalking granted home detention

Matthew Felts faces felony charges in connection with allegations that he stalked a woman in late December 2014.

Jury selection to begin in trial of accused triggerman in Brian Daniels' murder

Casey Lewis, 26, of Stonewall, Oklahoma, is charged with first-degree murder in Daniels' death.

Former Boy Scouts leader sentenced for child pornography

Ian Francis Burow was sentenced to 15 years in prison for child pornography to run concurrent with a 20-year federal sentence.

 

Survey results underestimate support for legalizing pot, activists say

More than a quarter of those surveyed said they opposed legalization entirely, even for medicinal use.

Highway Patrol arrests Boonville man after car chase

After leading a state trooper on a car chase, Robert Jean Jackson, 40, slipped in a creek, hit his head and was subsequently arrested.

 

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of selling synthetic cannabis

Robert Eugene McTye, 38, was arrested after the Boone County Sheriff's Department learned that synthetic cannabis was being sold at Room 110 of Royal Inn.

Two men wanted for armed robbery

Two men, one armed with a handgun, attempted to rob a man in the rear parking lot of Boone County National Bank branch late Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: MU student reports forcible rape

It is unclear whether an arrest will be made after a woman reported she was raped Sunday at an MU residence hall.

Two arrested after short police chase

Two Columbia residents were arrested Tuesday night after a license plate reader recognized their car as stolen.

Armed robbers invade occupied home on Alpine Drive

A man in the home was hit in the face with a handgun and sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Columbia men arrested after meth, marijuana found during search

Officers found 2 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia at a residence on Highway UU.

Seven Columbia residents indicted in drug trafficking conspiracies

Nineteen defendants were charged in a 40-count indictment for marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine conspiracies. Seven are Columbia residents.

MU student charged with felony sexual assault

According to the probable cause statement in the case, the victim was visibly intoxicated when the assault occurred in the 800 block of Richmond Avenue. This is relevant to the charge.

Police investigating robbery of Stadium Boulevard Break Time

Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery of the Break Time convenience store at 2205 N. Stadium Blvd. on Tuesday morning.

City sees lowest report of violent crime in past 20 years

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, there has been an overall decline in reported violent crimes and property crimes in Columbia between 2013 and 2014.

Columbia police chief discusses body cameras, community policing at Muleskinners event

In a speech to the Muleskinners, Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said he has worked to improve accountability in the department and implemented wider use of body cameras.

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