Deputies arrest man for burglary, assault of young victim

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 05 2014 Aug 5, 2014 Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:40:00 AM CDT August 05, 2014 in News
By: Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Boone County sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbia man Monday after he allegedly robbed a home and assaulted a young victim.

Law enforcement were dispatched to reports of an assault at the 1400 block of Sonora Drive just after 2 p.m.

At the scene deputies found 18-year-old Gerrell Lawrence had gone to the home of someone he knew and forced his way inside. Reports said Lawrence broke items inside the home and assaulted a juvenile that lived there.

Authorities arrested and charged Lawrence for second-degree property damage, third-degree assault, and first-degree burglary.

 

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