Deputies arrest man for resisting arrest, active warrants

3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago March 01, 2017 Mar 1, 2017 Wednesday, March 01 2017 Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:53:00 AM CST in News
By: Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA – A Sturgeon man was arrested Wednesday morning for several charges after allegedly running away from law enforcement.

Shortly before 8 a.m. Boone County deputies and a detective saw Randy McGrath, 18, when he ran from a home on Serenity Circle east of Columbia. They were investigating an unrelated incident at the time.

McGrath had two warrants for his arrest after he allegedly threatened another person with a handgun in an earlier incident.

After McGrath fled the home, deputies chased him a short distance before catching him.

McGrath was taken into custody on suspicion of resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon, and fourth-degree assault.

He also had two warrants, including one for tampering with an electronic monitoring device.

The current bonds are set at $110,000.

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