Michael S. Moore, 44, was arrested Friday on suspicion of the attempted enticement of a child and second-degree attempted statutory rape, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force.
In closing arguments, prosecutors described first-degree murder suspect James Thompson as a con man and manipulator who infiltrated Brian Daniels' life and eventually had him murdered so he could cash in on Daniels' fortune.
During his six-hour testimony, James Thompson, on trial for first-degree murder, said it wasn't his idea to make himself the sole beneficiary of Brian Daniels' will. That was Daniels' idea, he claimed, because the two were lovers.
Devin Jackson, 23, is being held under on of unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon as of Wednesday afternoon.
Evidence introduced Wednesday included cellphone records of calls and text messages sent from defendant James Thompson’s phone to suspected hit man Casey Lewis. The defense for Thompson, accused in the 2013 murder of Brian Daniels, was scheduled to present evidence Thursday morning.
The trial of a Columbia man accused of arranging a murder-for-hire began Monday. Suspect James Thompson allegedly paid Casey Lewis to help him break into the home of Columbia resident Brian Daniels and shoot him.
Patrols of churches are being stepped up in response to problems that have been reported in recent months at about half a dozen churches throughout the city.
Deante Mardell Smith, 17, was killed in an incident in which multiple shots were fired in the area of Silver Mill Drive.
Shaun Christopher Becker admitted to committing six bank robberies during the past two months.
Columbia police were dispatched to the bank at 205 S. Keene St. at 10:46 a.m. A man matching the suspect's description has been detained for questioning.
Matthew Wade Felts is on leave from his job with the Columbia Public School District after a woman said he sent threatening texts and Facebook messages.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a Columbia man suspected of child molestation on Wednesday morning.
MU senior Joel Grisamore is the son of outgoing state representative Jeff Grisamore. The student was attacked by two unknown males about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 8 outside of Campus Bar and Grill at 304 S. Ninth St., according to police reports.
The 25-year-old Columbia man will face trial Jan. 7.
The teens were stopped Monday driving north on U.S. 63 toward Columbia.
She'aun Prince, 23, of Columbia, now faces a lesser charge of second-degree burglary in addition to a second-degree murder charge in connection with a failed robbery attempt in April.
Police are searching for the robber, who fled around 2:44 a.m. Monday.
Police suspect the man also robbed United Missouri Bank on Dec. 9.
Dorian R. Estes, 32, of Columbia was arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Jack Lipp, 19, was at a party early Saturday morning when he fell off an outdoor balcony.