Columbia man arrested on sodomy charges involving two victims

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, September 20 2017 Sep 20, 2017 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:20:00 PM CDT September 20, 2017 in News
By: Monica Madden, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is being held on suspicion of sodomizing two women last weekend at a residence on Locust Grove Church Road in the Midway area. 

Boone County Sheriff's Deputies and Ashland police arrested Derek Tarwater, 32, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. 

The victims, both 24, reported Tarwater assaulted them separately on Sept. 15 and 16 and know each other according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department. 

Tarwater is currently facing two charges of first-degree sodomy and is being held in the Boone County Detention Center. 

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