Burglary charges against MU student dropped

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 09 2016 Feb 9, 2016 Tuesday, February 09, 2016 1:59:00 PM CST February 09, 2016 in Continuous News
By: Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecutor's Office has dropped charges against a Mizzou student arrested in February 2016.

Police arrested Romell Rainey following a burglary on Tessa Way. At the time, officers said the victim caught Rainey escaping the scene, and tried to wrestle him. Police said Rainey pulled out a small pistol from his pocket and the victim let him go. 

Police said Rainey has been arrested in the past for forgery, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

[Editors note: This story was updated to reflect all charges dropped against Rainey.]

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