Police arrest MU robbery suspect

5 years 2 months 2 days ago Thursday, May 07 2015 May 7, 2015 Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:13:00 AM CDT May 07, 2015 in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department said Thursday it arrested a Columbia man accused of a strong armed robbery on campus.

Police said they arrested Treshaun D. Butner, 20, for second degree robbery around 5:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Police were looking for Butner after a robbery was reported near sand volleyball courts adjacent to Hawthorn residence hall. 

MUAlert, which was under scrutiny for the timing of its alerts, told students about the robbery at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening. 

Butner, who police said is not a MU student, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance after police discovered a Xanax pill in his possession without a prescription. He was being held at the Boone County Jail on a $4,500 bond for that charge. A bond had not been set for the robbery charge as of Thursday morning.

Below are the images police initially released during their search for Butner:

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