Each defendant could face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in a federal prison if convicted.
Police arrested a second suspect, Derrick Copelin of New Orleans, in connection with the murder of Dontay Tolston of Columbia. The first suspect, Martrell Terrell Smith, was arrested Tuesday.
Two teenage males were approached by two black males near a park pavilion in north Columbia. The suspects demanded money then hit one victim with a gun.
A 23-year-old man died early Friday morning after being found with a gunshot wound at a residence in the 2000 block of Newton Drive late Thursday night.
Columbia arrested Limetro A. Wiltz Thursday night. Wiltz was charged earlier Thursday in connection with shots fired Dec. 3. The incident is thought to be part of a feud between two groups responsible for five recent gunfire incidents.
Three men kicked in the door of a south Columbia home Tuesday morning, but they fled when they saw a resident wielding a shotgun.
Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded Sunday night to shots fired near Rice Road. No one was reported injured.
Deneshion Swope is accused of shooting Jarrett Mosby seven times during a drug deal, according to the Madison County, Ill., state's attorney.
A man robbed a Dollar General store with a handgun Monday afternoon. No one was injured.
Police found Jesse Lee Jenkins, 21, hiding under a shrub in the backyard of a southwest Columbia home.
Sheriff's deputies responded a report of gunfire in north Columbia, where they found one person shot. The person was released from the hospital the same day.
A woman was hospitalized Friday night after a man assaulted and robbed her on Millbrook Drive.
A Madison County coroner has ruled Mosby's death a homicide, and the cause of death was a gunshot to his lung.
Police found 6-year-old Markell Beasley and 40-year-old Demetrius Beasley, of St. Louis, dead of gunshot wounds in a house after someone flagged down officers.
Jarrett Mosby, an MU business major, was found shot to death Monday afternoon near St. Louis. Mosby is remembered by friends at MU for his welcoming smile and helpful attitude. The university has not planned a memorial at this time.
Christopher A. Snell, 24, of Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl that he met on the Internet. Police are seeking information about other possible victims.
Missouri law enforcement agencies are looking Markell X. Beasley, 6, who was supposed to go to a Christmas gathering in St. Louis. He was last seen in the care of Demitrius Beasley.
Columbia police responded to reports of shots fired at the 1500 block of Boyd Lane. Officers found four shell casings in the street.
Two women and a man were robbed at gunpoint inside a house at the 1100 block of Elleta Boulevard on Sunday evening. No one was harmed.
The Columbia Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers during the holiday season. The increased enforcement will last through Jan. 2, 2014.