Arrests Made in Break Time Homicide
COLUMBIA - Police have arrested Tony L. Lewis, 27, of Boonville, and Leo D. Roland, 19, of Columbia after further investigation of the homicide at Break Time gas station on October 23.
Both suspects were arrested for Murder in the Second Degree and Robbery in the First Degree. They also have a bond set at 1 million dollars, cash only.
Roland voluntarily came to the police department, and while being interviewed, he implicated himself in a robbery involving the victim. Investigators had determined the homicide was related to a robbery at the scene, and Lewis told police he was at the scene at the back of the victim's vehicle when the robbery occurred. Both Lewis and Roland were identified by an officer at the scene who saw them running from the area after the shots were fired.
According to the passenger in the victim's car, they were driving through the parking lot and were approached by several black males who demanded the victim's money. Once the money was obtained, Daron M. Peal shot the victim with a handgun. The suspects then ran from the vehicle. The suspects were seen on surveillance video approaching the victim's car in a joint effort to rob him.
Columbia Police are actively seeking two other suspects in this case. Daron Martez Peal, 23, and his brother, Darris Arlando Peal, 21, both of Columbia. Daron and Darris Peal should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these suspects, or any other details about this case, is encouraged to call 911 or Crimestoppers at 875-TIPS.