Man arrested following crash that injured woman

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, October 19 2015 Oct 19, 2015 Monday, October 19, 2015 12:15:00 PM CDT October 19, 2015 in News
By: Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man Saturday on multiple charges following a single-vehicle crash in northeast Columbia Friday night that sent a woman to the hospital.

Police said 31-year-old Robert Wilson of St. Louis got into an argument with a 30-year-old woman in the 3700 block of Greeley Drive Friday. CPD said Wilson and the woman had previously been in a relationship.

Wilson then allegedly left the home and later returned, where he proceeded to break into the home, damaging its front door. Police said Wilson then took the woman's car keys and both got into the car. 

CPD said Wilson drove southbound on Brown Station Road at a high rate of speed and threatened the woman. Wilson allegedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a pole on the east side of the roadway before going into a ditch. 

Police said Wilson drove the vehicle up the sidewalk, striking a retaining wall and then drove northbound on Brown Station. Officers said Wilson eventually parked the vehicle between Gene Drive and the Highway 63 overpass and ran away from the scene.

Officers said they found the woman in the grass and she was transported to University Hospital with multiple injuries. 

Police located Wilson early Saturday morning at 2900 Paris Road and arrested him. He faces charges of first-degree burglary, felony domestic assault, felony tampering, felony property damage, felony leaving the scene of an accident along with misdemeanor charges of driving while revoked.

Wilson's total bond is $18,500 and is pending bond on the first-degree burglary charges. He was listed as an inmate in the Boone County Jail as of Monday afternoon. 

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