Man arrested for second-degree murder on Pecan Street

5 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 07 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Tuesday, October 07, 2014 7:02:00 AM CDT October 07, 2014 in News
By: Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police announced Tuesday morning they arrested 57-year-old Anthony Lamarr Shegog in connection with the murder of Walter Lige on Pecan Street Monday afternoon.

Investigators said they spoke with a female witness who shared an apartment with Shegog at 407 Pecan Street. Reports said the witness told officers Lige and Shegog came to her apartment and Shegog became jealous of Lige talking to the female witness. She claims Shegog then stabbed Lige near the back door of the residence.

Officers also discovered a video on Facebook, posted at 2:22 p.m. prior to police arrival, that shows the female witness walking around and standing over Lige as he was lying in the back yard with blood on his shirt.

During a search of the apartment officers found items belonging to Lige as well as a knife with what appeared to be blood on it. Authorities said the knife matched the description given by the female witness. Officers said they also found blood in the area where the witness said the stabbing happened.

Authorities took Shegog to the Boone County Jail where he is expected to be charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

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