Country 96 Area News
Columbia Police have arrested a Columbia man who is a suspect in a shooting near East Broadway. Authorities arrested 22 year old Kyle Anthony Shepherd last night after conducting traffic stop near Bonny Linn Drive and Brown Station Road. Police then noticed that the vehicle was registered to Shepherd and found him in the car and learned that Shepherd had an outstanding warrant for a shooting in the 1000 block of East Broadway in October. Shepherd was arrested for the unlawful use of a weapon and his bond is set at $50,000.
A Salisbury man is dead after his vehicle crashed into a garbage truck yesterday in the 4700 block of Paris Road . According to Columbia police, a van being driven by 33 year old Virgil Elliott lost control, fish tailed and crossed the center line striking a garbage truck. Reports say that the driver of the garbage truck was unable to avoid Elliott. Elliott was extracated from his vehicle by the Columbia Fire Department and taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead by medical personell. Poor road conditions are believed to be a factor in the crash.