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Crime

Fayette man arrested on suspicion of distributing child pornography

An investigator with the Boone County Sheriff's Department found a home network that offered child pornography through a file-sharing program, according to a news release from the department's Cyber Crimes Task Force.

Columbia man arrested on two counts of stealing, three counts of assault

A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including domestic assault, stealing and probation and parole violation.

Ryan Ferguson complaint alleges investigators withheld evidence, coerced witnesses

The lawsuit is seeking $100 million in damages.

UPDATE: Ryan Ferguson seeking $100 million in damages in federal civil rights case

The complaint accuses eight current and former Columbia police officers, former Boone County Prosecutor Kevin Crane and two investigators, the city of Columbia, and Boone County of trying to build a murder case against Ferguson despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. 

Drunken-driving crackdown planned during St. Patrick's Day weekend

The Boone County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Police Department will increase enforcement in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day to curb drunken driving.

Boone County authorities seek man accused of swindling relatives

The Sheriff's Department is looking for Farrell G. Pride, who is wanted on suspicion of scamming his relatives out of $109,000. He has been at large for a year.

One man injured in convenience store shooting

Police found a 20-year-old man who had been shot and multiple vehicles damaged by gunfire when they arrived at the Ultra Mart at 2102 Paris Road late Monday.

Columbia man arrested after weekend car chase

Alex Killy, 27, was arrested Sunday after a woman said he tried running her car off Scott Boulevard. Since January, Killy has been charged in four felonies.

3rd suspect arrested in Columbia man's January homicide

Jimiah A. Lambert was arrested Thursday in New Orleans. He is the third person arrested in connection with the killing of Dontay Tolston in January.

Autopsy shows 8-month-old died from head trauma, shaking

Anna E. Steele and her boyfriend, Cody M. Baker, were in Boone County Jail on Monday, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Steele's daughter.

UPDATE: Columbia mother, boyfriend arrested on suspicion of killing infant daughter

The Columbia Police Department arrested Anna E. Steele, 24, and her boyfriend, Cody M. Baker, 31, on suspicion of the second-degree murder of Steele's 8-month-old daughter.

2 arrested on meth, child endangerment charges

Methamphetamine, marijuana, counterfeit bills and paraphernalia used to process and inject heroin were found in a home in Pine Grove Village, the Boone County Sheriff's Department said.

MU police arrest freshman on suspicion of rape

An MU freshman was arrested Monday morning in connection with a Sunday morning sexual assault.

City, former police officer differ in account of Sanders' firing

The city's response to Rob Sanders' request for judicial review alleges numerous inaccuracies in the former officer's account of why and how he was let go.

2 Columbia residents found in Kansas after being reported missing

Lauren Pond and Stephen Clithero, who went missing Sunday, were found by Kansas State Police on Sunday afternoon.

Robbery at gunpoint reported early Sunday morning in northeast Columbia

Three men demanded and took an undisclosed amount of money from two victims.

Columbia man arrested on charge of statutory sodomy

The female victim, 7, had no family or other relationship with the suspect, Oscar Contreras.

Columbia woman arrested in connection with threatening man with a knife

Sarah Rebekah Curry  has been charged with armed criminal action, domestic assault in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and false imprisonment.

Columbia man arrested in meth lab bust

Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher S. Chaney, 34, after  a small, active meth lab was discovered behind his residence.

Columbia's attorney says city will push to open Sanders' personnel record

The City of Columbia is fighting fired Columbia Police Officer Rob Sanders' effort to seal his personnel record as he seeks judicial review of his termination.

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