Ferguson's father said the decision was no surprise and will allow Ferguson's legal team to file a habeas corpus petition in which he can present new evidence not available during the first trial.
Attorney Chris Slusher said he is also contemplating requesting a change of venue for the felony charge because the case has received a lot of publicity in Boone County.
A teenage girl was stabbed in the arm during the incident that preceded the arrests.
Michael L.W. Maurer Jr. was brought into custody without incident.
While speaking with Mallory Simpson, sheriff's deputies found drug paraphernalia in plain view in her purse and found more, along with methamphetamine and cocaine, in a subsequent search.
A Rockaway Beach man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in connection with bank robberies in Columbia and Sedalia.
Citizens and police can continue using Tasers in Columbia after Proposition 2 was roundly defeated. The group People for a Taser-Free Columbia planned to issue a statement Wednesday.
As part of the scam, callers claimed to be family members who needed money to be bailed out of a Canadian jail.
Ahmed Salau was arrested on Friday, and bond was set at $150,000.
Donna Book was arrested Saturday on charges of first-degree arson and domestic assault. She is also suspected in an incident on Thursday, where witnesses said she set fire to a blanket outside of her boyfriend's bedroom.
Between Oct. 23 and Saturday, 33 burglaries were reported in Columbia, and 89 burglaries were reported for the month of October, according to Columbia Police Department news release.
Sixteen are arrested as 542 vehicles are checked in Saturday night effort.
Anthony J. Carr turned himself in to police Friday and is being held at Boone County Jail.
In a probable cause statement Friday, police said shell casings recovered from the two shootings matched those found at the home where Maylee had been living.
Robert H. White is in custody at Boone County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery at Walgreens in August.
A former Columbia bank officer has been order to pay more than $1 million in restitution.
Dale Olten Sr. pleaded guilty in February to possessing stolen firearms and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Sgt. Robert Bruchsaler of the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad said Joshua William Maylee was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. Thursday without incident in Cooper County.
MU will not press charges against the 30 people arrested for trespassing on Faurot Field at the Saturday football game against OU.
Police said the suspect was believed to be driving a silver Pontiac Bonneville.