Columbia man arrested after assaulting residents with handgun
BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Sheriff's Dept. deputies responded to a reported burglary in progress at the 5500 block of Rocky Fork Drive at approximately 2:35 a.m. Saturday.
39-year-old suspect William Harper refused to leave the residence and struck one of the residents with a handgun. The resident who was struck used his own firearm to shoot Harper.
Harper was located in the area and taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. After being released from the hospital, Harper was taken to Boone County Jail.
Harper is being charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of third degree assault and one count of first degree trespassing.
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