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Columbia Shooting Arrest

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.

Jefferson City Man Sentenced After Car Chase
Charges have been filed against the 30 year old Jefferson City man who was in a long car chase with police. Dustin Felber is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, discharging a firearm from a moving vehile, endangering the welfare of a child, recieving stolen property, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm. Felber was taken to the Cole County jail and callaway county sheriffs continue to investigate.
Columbia Garbage Truck Fatal Accident

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.

Two Injured in Versailles Shooting
Two people, including a sheriff's deputy, were hurt in a shooting in Versailles after a reported domestic disturbance call.
Authorities reportedly responded to a call on 2nd street in Versailles late Tuesday. According to reports, gunfire began, and a deputy and one other person were hurt. Both were taken to a hospital, but the extent of their injuries and their conditions are unknown. The case is still under investigation.
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