COLUMBIA - A man accused of providing a false alibi for a murder suspect asked a judge to reset his preliminary hearing Friday.
Judge Michael William Bradley accepted Glenn Anderson's request and rescheduled his hearing for July 19 at 9:00 a.m.
The Columbia Police Department charged Anderson with hindering the prosecution of a felony on April 18. Police accuse Anderson of providing a false alibi for James Thompson, who police suspect killed Brian Daniels.
Officers said Columbia Police responded to a call on April 10 at 2416 Cimarron Drive in Columbia. Authorities found Brian Daniels dead when they arrived. In an interview with KOMU 8 News on April 11, Thompson and his mother, Jacqueline Miller, said they found Daniels dead after returning to the house for the first time in 24 hours.
Thompson told police at the time he arrived in St. Charles, Mo., around 8:00 p.m. on April 9 to visit a friend and buy a bathtub the following morning. But according to cell phone records obtained by the Columbia Police Department, Thompson made a phone call after midnight on April 10 from Columbia. The first call he made from the St. Charles area was around 6:15 a.m. on April 10.
According to the probable cause statement, the friend Thompson visited in St. Charles was Glenn Anderson. The statement said Anderson originally told authorities that Thompson arrived around 8:00 p.m. on April 9. Anderson then told authorities he had lied and when he went to bed around 11:30 p.m. on April 9, Thompson had not yet arrived. When Anderson woke up on April 10, Thompson was asleep on the couch.
The statement said when authorities were interviewing Anderson, he made a call to Thompson and told him that he was being interviewed by Columbia police detectives. At some point in the phone call, the statement says Thompson asked Anderson if the detectives were inquiring whether Thompson owned any guns.
Columbia Police later served a search warrant to Thompson and said when searching his car, they found an ammunition magazine that was missing three bullets. Daniels had three gun shot wounds in his body when police arrived to the scene.
When authorities searched the house, they said they found legal documents including a new will that was signed and notarized in early February. When authorities questioned Anderson, they said he told them that Thompson asked Anderson to purchase a notary public stamp in order to notarize Daniels' new will. The statement said Daniels' will had been changed to have Thompson as the only beneficiary and to give Thompson Daniels' power of attorney. The statement said the legal documents were notarized by Anderson and the witness signees were Jacqueline Miller, Thompson's mother, and Christopher Hurt, an alleged accomplice.
Police issued an arrest warrant for Anderson on April 18 and set his bond at $25,000, cash only. Boone County formally arraigned Anderson on April 19. His preliminary hearing was initially scheduled for May 17, but the defense has repeatedly asked to reschedule hearing.