Man in Custody after Robbery on South Roseta Avenue
COLUMBIA - Deputies responded to the report of a robbery which occurred in the 1200 block of South Roseta Avenue, in the New Haven Meadows Subdivision at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. After contacting the victim and witnesses, deputies learned a man, later identified as seventeen year old Ladame Telshawn Smith of Columbia, entered the victim's residence with a handgun.
The victim reported Smith demanded money. After the victim refused to hand over any money a struggle ensued over the handgun. The victim was able to get the handgun away from Smith and Smith was seen running away from the residence on foot before getting into a vehicle and leaving the area.
Deputies were able to locate Smith at his residence and took him into custody without incident. Smith was transported to the Boone County Jail and processed for one count of Robbery 1st Degree and one count of Armed Criminal Action. Smith is currently in the Boone County Jail with a cash only bond of $50,000.