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Crime

Third suspect in Tolston homicide extradited to Boone County

Police arrested Jimiah Lambert, 20, in New Orleans on March 6. All three suspects in the case are charged with second-degree murder..

Columbia man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 car crash

The driver of the car that struck a pick-up truck, killing one passenger and critically injuring the driver, was 20 years old at the time and testified he'd been served at least four beers at Deja Vu.

Sheriff's department deputy assaulted by teen Sunday

Trammond Roberts was charged with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

'48 Hours' to revisit Ryan Ferguson case

At 8 p.m. Saturday, the program that helped catapult Ryan Ferguson into the national spotlight will focus on Ferguson's life after he was released from prison and will feature "exclusive interviews" with Charles Erickson.

Texas man arrested on suspicion of sodomizing 12-year-old Columbia girl

La'Anthony D. Murphy, 24, was arrested on suspicion of first degree statutory sodomy and furnishing pornographic materials to a minor.

Man robbed, shots fired in north Columbia

Two assailants took a victim's cellphone and keys, then fired a handgun at him as they ran away, Boone County Sheriff's deputies said.

Columbia man charged with sex trafficking

Kenyata D. Miles was indicted Wednesday on two charges of sex trafficking. One of the victims was a minor.

Westminster coach talks about son's overdose death, dangers of addiction

Jim Marshall, whose son died of a heroin overdose, spoke to raise awareness of the dangers associated with gateway drugs, such as prescription pills, that can lead to more serious addictions.

UPDATE: Columbia school bus driver accused of striking boy, 7

After reviewing security footage from the bus, Shepard Boulevard Elementary School notified the Columbia Police Department of the incident. The bus driver has been charged with third-degree assault.

Four Missouri athletes arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession

Missouri basketball players Wesley Clark and Shane Rector and football players Shaun Rupert and Aarion Penton were arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Attorneys, legal expert say Ryan Ferguson's lawsuit has merits, but will be difficult to win

Lawsuits like the one Ryan Ferguson filed Monday can be difficult to win. But one attorney said Ferguson has a definite advantage since a court has already determined there was prosecutorial misconduct in the case.

Sheriff's deputies make arrest on suspicion of drug distribution

Boone County Sheriff's deputies served two drug-related search warrants in the past two days, one of which led to an arrest.

Police respond to shots fired in north Columbia

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Derby Ridge Drive and Bold Ruler Court at 9 p.m. Thursday in response to reports of shots fired.

Columbia police make arrest in Ultra Mart shooting case

Police arrested Deazjon Ramon Brown, 18, Thursday morning. He faces charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the March 10 shooting at Ultra Mart..

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.

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