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Crime

Columbia prostitution arrests stem from nationwide sex-trafficking sting

Five Columbia residents were arrested Thursday as the result of a weeklong operation led by the FBI to reduce child prostitution in the U.S.

Police say two armed robberies might be related

A Subway and a Break Time on Morley Street in Moberly were robbed at gunpoint Saturday evening and early Sunday morning. A man brandishing a handgun demanded cash from store clerks at both locations and ran away with an unspecified amount of money.

Columbia police search for suspect in Saturday Missouri Credit Union robbery

Columbia police are searching for a man who robbed  the Missouri Credit Union at 3401 Buttonwood Drive on Saturday morning. He told the bank teller he had a gun but didn't display it, according to police.

Former Boonville priest pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges

Gerald Howard was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of attempted forcible sodomy.

Trial date set for man accused of killing Tre'Veon Marshall

Nicholas Raheem Thomas, the man accused of shooting and killing Tre'Veon Marshall last summer, is set to go to trial on Wednesday.

Woman hits bystander with car

Columbia resident Kor'janae Carter was charged with second degree assault and peace disturbance after driving her vehicle toward a group of individuals and striking someone, sheriff's officials said.

Woman assaulted during overnight burglary at The Cottages

A man entered a woman's apartment bedroom early Wednesday morning during a burglary and shined a flashlight in her face. The suspect punched the woman when she went to investigate.

Police: Armed men strike victim with pistol in Columbia robbery

Two armed men attempted to rob a victim in a parking lot on the 2900 block of Northland Drive and struck him in the head with a pistol early Wednesday, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Man's trial to begin over 2013 drug-related homicide

Domionte Cheatum's trial begins Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Anthony Unger during a drug deal in June 2013.

Man charged with domestic assault

An Iowa man was arrested by Columbia police on Sunday morning on a charge of domestic assault. He also had three outstanding arrest warrants. 

Meth lab found in Boone County home; man arrested

Ryan S. Sparkman, 28, was arrested by the Boone County Sheriff's Department after deputies executed a search warrant at his northwest Boone County house and found a meth lab.

Two armed men rob Hinton Road convenience store

The men, who robbed the store at gunpoint, had not been identified as of Monday afternoon.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of burglary, assault

Police said the suspect threw canned foods at the victim and hit him with a hammer.

Boone County sheriff's deputies investigate fatal stabbing

A 40-year-old Columbia man was found stabbed outside his apartment Wednesday in the 6100 block of West Wilcott Street.

Columbia police investigate shooting on Garth Avenue

Police are still investigating a shooting at Oak Street and Garth Avenue that left a man with a non-life-threatening injury.

Man indicted in connection with Columbia teen’s death

Jon Patrick "Doom" Washington faces a single-charge indictment of distributing heroin to a minor after a 16-year-old girl was found dead at a Columbia motel.

Police investigate armed robbery in southeast Columbia

Two armed men broke into a house on the 2200 block of High Oaks Court on Friday afternoon and demanded that the residents empty their pockets, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

Boone County Sheriff's Department reports phone scam

A Boone County resident was the victim of a scam phone call asking for a $500 cash reserve card for failing to appear for jury duty.

UPDATE: Target of manhunt, who was found hanged Saturday, was MU nurse

Zane Black's wife has issued a statement saying that he was a caring husband and that she is working with police to help victims find peace.

Police identify man suspected in series of break-ins, sex crimes

Students found the body of Zane Black at Trowbridge Livestock Center. He is believed to have committed suicide. He was a graduate of the Sinclair School of Nursing at MU.

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