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Crime

Man arrested after 15-mile vehicle pursuit

UPDATE: Part of Bustamante's statement won't be used in trial

A Missouri judge decided that a juvenile officer used deceptive tactics to interview Alyssa Bustamante about the death of a 9-year-old neighbor girl, and the statement will not be used.

Derrick Washington issued eighth continuance for domestic assault trial

On Monday, Washington's felony trial was delayed likely until early fall. His attorney  had predicted the misdemeanor would be pushed back as well.

Man wanted in Boone County arrested in Michigan

The man was wanted on a felony warrant for molestation and statutory rape.

UPDATE: Derrick Washington granted continuance

Former MU football player Derrick Washington's deviate sexual assault trial has been pushed back for a fifth time.

Columbia man involved in domestic disturbance, charged with arson

A domestic disturbance and structure fire required the assistance of both the Columbia Police and Fire departments Monday. No injuries were reported.

Birkhead pleads guilty to involvement in homeless man's death

Travis Grant Birkhead, 50, received his sentence after pleading guilty to armed criminal action and the voluntary manslaughter of Jerry Schneider.

Sheriff's Department warns of telephone scams

Several Boone County residents have reported phone calls seeking personal or financial information to collect a prize. They're phony, the Sheriff's Department says.

Tony Lewis requests change of venue for Aaron Hobson trial

One of the men charged in connection with the Oct. 23 shooting death of Aaron Hobson has asked for his jury to be drawn from Lafayette County instead of Boone County, citing the amount media attention given to the case.

Man pleads guilty to murdering Steak 'n Shake workers

Anthony Akins pleaded guilty to two reduced counts of second-degree murder Monday for the 2008 killing of two Steak 'n Shake employees.

Bomb squad responds to suspicious package at Columbia Police Department

The Mid-Missouri Bomb Squad determined that the package, brought in by a worried Columbia resident from his home, was harmless.

Man arrested in connection with Rent 1st burglaries

Ricardo D. Thompson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, first-degree property damage and felony stealing, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

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Fifth suspect arrested in connection with business burglaries

Four people were arrested May 26 in connection with the same crime after Boone County Sheriff's Department deputies served two search warrants.

Columbia man arrested in child molestation case

James Clayton Dinwiddie, 49, was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with reports in May of child molestation and statutory sodomy.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Joseph Kreiser, 46, was arrested Friday morning on one count of possession of child pornography, according to a news release.

Columbia homeless man pleads guilty to Schneider murder

Ricky Lee Gaddy is expected to serve a life sentence for slaying Jerry Edward Schneider.

Man charged in Turner murder granted continuance

Ryan Bridger was granted a continuance Tuesday by Judge Deborah Daniels. Bridger is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Aletha M. Turner.

Police make arrest in robbery, sodomy case

David Lee Maxwell was arrested early Tuesday morning on robbery and sodomy charges.

Shots fired in Peppers Nightclub parking lot

A 17-year-old male was taken to a local hospital after he was found by Columbia police with gunshot wounds in a vehicle that was leaving the scene.

Man arrested at traffic stop in connection with Flow's Pharmacy burglary

Louis Michael Patti, 28, confessed at the traffic stop to involvement in two separate robberies of the pharmacy, a May 20 robbery of Boone County National Bank and a bank robbery in the Kansas City area.

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