Columbia man arrested at hotel for domestic violence, other charges

1 year 7 months 6 days ago Tuesday, February 14 2017 Feb 14, 2017 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:58:00 AM CST February 14, 2017 in News
By: Tess Vrbin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Police are detaining a man in the Boone County Detention Center after his arrest early Tuesday morning.

Maurice K. Griffith, 37, of Columbia is charged with third-degree domestic violence, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, delivery of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Boone County sheriff's deputies arrested Griffith around 3 a.m. at the Midway Budget Inn. They responded to a call from a clerk who said a man was trying to enter several hotel rooms.

A press release from BCDC states that the deputies followed the sound of a female screaming into a room and saw Griffiths push her onto a bed. Four deputies took Griffiths into custody and used a TASER to subdue him. The underage female told officers Griffiths had assaulted her. The deputies found packages of what they believe to be methamphetamine on the floor of the hotel room.

Griffiths's bond is set at $14,500.

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