The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has identified a woman who was found dead inside a home on Hatton Chapel Road Friday morning as Elise’ise Q. McNeal, 34, of Columbia.

Investigators arrived at the residence on the 6100 block of Hatton Chapel Road to follow up on a report of stolen firearms and ammunition when they found McNeal. McNeal died from gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary results of an autopsy performed by the Boone County Medical Examiner on Monday morning.

Jason Roy Anderson, 34, was arrested Thursday morning in Christian County on suspicion of speeding and shooting at a police officer. Investigators found 53 firearms and about 5,000 rounds of ammunition in his car. The guns and ammunition had been reported stolen and led Boone County investigators back to the 6100 block of Hatton Chapel Road, where McNeal was found.

Anderson attempted to shoot Christian County Deputy Sheriff Lachlan Hicks after being pulled over for speeding. Anderson was going 100 mph at the time. After Hicks chased down Anderson’s car, he found the license plate was stolen, according to the probable cause statement.

Anderson came out of his car with a .22 caliber rifle and pointed it at Hicks’s patrol vehicle. Hicks got out of his patrol vehicle and fired his handgun at Anderson, according to the probable cause statement.

Investigators found a .22 caliber shell casing in Anderson’s car, prompting an examination of the rifle. The rifle had a round jammed in the chamber, which prevented it from firing.

After Hicks fired at Anderson, he ran down the highway and up an exit ramp. Hicks chased him up the ramp, and was able to taser him and take him into custody.

Anderson has been charged with six felonies in Christian County:

  • First-degree assault
  • Armed criminal action
  • Unlawful use of a weapon
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Resisting arrest by fleeing and creating a serious risk of injury or death to another person

In 2002, Anderson was sentenced to probation for first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. In 2011, Anderson was convicted of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and second-degree burglary, and served two concurrent five-year prison terms.

Anderson also has been served with three separate orders of protection: in 2009 in Greene County, in 2015 in Columbia and 2017 in Greene County.

Court records show Anderson once resided at a home on the same block of Hatton Chapel Road where police say McNeal was found. Boone County property records show the home is owned by people who share Anderson’s last name.{span class=”print_trim”}

Supervising editor is Brendan Crowley.


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