Posted: Jul 19, 2013 2:14 PM by Lexi Spivak, KOMU-8 Reporter
Updated: Jul 19, 2013 7:04 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - Eight people were behind bars in Jefferson City Friday. Police said the arrests were a result of a struggle over $20.
The arrests all stemmed from a robbery that took place on Wednesday, July 17. When the three victims went to the back-door of a home at 1220 East Capitol Avenue to collect $20, the tables were turned and they were held at gunpoint and robbed.
When police went to the home on Thursday, they discovered methamphetamine was being used and sold from the location.
Police found and arrested 18-year old Tyler Clements, 23-year old Andrew Rotter, 17- year old Damien Rotter, and 18-year old Kenna Johnson from the previous nights robbery. Then, an additional seven people were taken into custody for various charges. The charges ranged from possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, outstanding warrants, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Friday, KOMU 8 News went to East Capitol Avenue to hear the neighborhood reaction to the arrests.
Neighbor Kevin Schepers said there are often many teenagers and college-aged adults going in and out of the house with few parents or adults ever seen. He said that sometimes it can reach up to 25 kids on the lawn at a time.
He also continued to say that this was not the first time that the police have had to visit the house.
"This is not the first time we saw the police over at their place. You know, so we aren't even going to say that. So it was just a matter of time I'm sure before something really got them in trouble and got them taken away. This is usually a really quiet neighborhood and stuff so they stick out real bad because the cops are always over there and stuff," said Schepers.
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and others were burning Thursday at Fourth Street near Missouri Avenue. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
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There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
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