Burglars Found Carrying Gun
Officer responded to a call in the subdivision just off Scott Boulevard around 1:52 Monday morning with a complaint about someone ringing a doorbell and leaving. According to a Columbia Police Department news release, the area has an ongoing problem with larcenies and burglaries. When officers got to the scene they set out on foot trying to locate a suspect.
One officer observed four people walking and called other policemen in for backup as the suspects attempted to get in multiple vehicles. When backup arrived, the suspects split up and attempted to run. The first suspect was caught carrying a concealed loaded gun.
A K-9 Unit was dispatched from Boone County Sheriffs office and several stolen objects were recovered in the area where the three other suspects were found.
While taking a male juvenile into custody, officers found a concealed handgun on his person.
The following individuals were taken into custody: Diondre Cooper on one count of felony stealing, Jonathon Brown on one count of felony stealing, Kino Callaway on one count of felony stealing and one count of tampering in the first degree, and a male juvenile on one count of juvenile delinquency, one count of felony stealing and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.