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Crime

Former Columbia Daily Tribune columnist gets 5 years' probation for possessing child porn

According to court documents, Scott A. May, a former newspaper columnist, had 30 images and one video of young girls on his computer when he was arrested.

Man posing as county official tries to scam people over the phone

The man, who called himself "Lt. Allen," said he worked for the "Boone County Warrants Division," which doesn't exist.

Details hazy in Illinois Avenue homicide investigation

Rickie Dunn, 40, was shot and killed early Sunday morning at the 1400 block of Illinois Avenue. A second male victim, 18, was treated at an area hospital. The police investigation is ongoing, and few details were available Monday.

Former Columbia College trustee, charged with sodomy, found dead

Don L. Landers, 76, had health problems, and his death "doesn't appear to be suspicious at this time," said Detective Tom O'Sullivan of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

One woman arrested in connection with stolen vehicle, Saturday night car chase

An arrest was made after a stolen vehicle was recovered near Business Loop 70 following a Saturday night car chase. 

Columbia police make three arrests in separate incidents

Columbia police made three arrests this week in separate incidents in the city. The police are still looking for a suspect in connection with a robbery at Eagle Stop. 

Homeless man arrested on suspicion of terrorist threat

Matthew Crain threatened to set fire to the Columbia Police Department headquarters and to blow up the Boone County Sheriff's Department Building, police say. Crain has been charged with making a terrorist threat.

Getaway driver gets probation after pleading guilty

Charles Hayespleaded guilty to hindering prosecution after he was involved in a 2013 robbery.

Police seek suspect in bicycle bank robbery

A bank robber escaped on a two-wheel getaway ride.

Impostor steals cash from Prathersville home

The culprit claimed to be a deputy juvenile officer.

 

UPDATE: Police, FBI remove bomb from car near the Columbia Orthopedic Group

A Columbia man was arrested after police found a pipe bomb in the trunk of the car his wife was driving.

UPDATED: 15 Columbia residents indicted on drug-trafficking, prostitution conspiracies

A federal grand jury issued a 56-count indictment involving cocaine and prostitution conspiracy charges. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested a number of the defendants in a sweep Thursday.

UPDATE: 15 Columbia residents indicted for drug trafficking, prostitution conspiracies

15 Columbia residents, and 12 others from Fulton, Boonville, Jefferson City, Sturgeon, Kingdom City and Springfield, Missouri and Murphysboro, Illinois, were charged in the 56-court indictment.

Two Columbia men face sodomy charges

Don Landers' faces one count and posted a $15,000 bond; Jerry Colster faces two counts and posted a $30,000 bond.

 

 

Man arrested in connection to Break Time, Dollar General robberies

Robert L. Buck was arrested on Sunday after police identified him on security footage in connection with a robbery at the Dollar General store on Vandiver Drive. Buck also implicated himself in Saturday's robbery of a Break Time convenience store, police said.

UPDATE: 88-year-old man accused of killing his wife pleads not guilty

Donald M. Rowland is accused of the first-degree murder of his wife and armed criminal action. He is currently being held at Boone County jail on a $1 million cash-only bond.

Man struck, robbed near University Heights

Police are offering a reward for tips that result in an arrest.

Missouri attorney general names special prosecutor in Addison's crash case

Charges are yet to be filed after the arrest of Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea in connection with the Oct. 25 crash into Addison's window that injured four.

Man arrested in connection with armed robbery found hiding in air-conditioning unit

Three Columbia residents were arrested Monday in connection with an armed robbery at a Casey's General Store in Columbia.

Columbia police respond to shots fired at The Cottages

The Columbia Police Department responded to a reported shots fired incident early Sunday morning. No one was injured, according to a police news release, and the investigation is ongoing.

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