Man Assaulted in Sam's Club Parking Lot Monday Night
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department responded to a robbery at 101 Conley Road at the Sam's Club parking lot Monday night. According to police, Ryan Ellingboe, 38, (Pictured) assaulted a 27-year-old man while the victim was sitting in a friend's car. The victim was said to know the assailant.
The victim and his female friend were shopping at Sam's Club, and when the victim could not find his friend in the store he returned to her car. While the victim was waiting for his friend in the vehicle, Ellingboe, (who is the female friend's boyfriend) walked up and asked the victim where he got all the items in the car.
The victim did not know where the items were from and Ellingboe started punching him in the face and took his wallet. The victim ran to a nearby Dollar Tree where police contacted him. A warrant request has been submitted to the Boone County Prosecutor's Officer for Ellingboe for robbery in the second degree.