UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with bank robbery in Columbia

1 year 1 week 2 days ago Friday, September 07 2018 Sep 7, 2018 Friday, September 07, 2018 9:58:00 AM CDT September 07, 2018 in News
By: David Estrada, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - Greene County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect in connection to the robbery at Central Bank of Boone County at 1916 Paris Road on Aug. 16. 

Richard L. Welty, 44, of Columbia was identified during the investigation as a suspect in the robbery who drove the vehicle which Randall G. Shaw, 42, of Columbia left in after delivering a note to a teller demanding money. Shaw indicated he had a weapon during the commission of the robbery. 

Welty was arrested on the Boone County warrant for first degree robbery by Greene County deputies and was later transported by Boone County deputies to the Boone County Jail where he is currently detained with a $75,000 bond. 

The Columbia Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Shaw, who is described as a white male, 6’0", 160 pounds, hazel eyes, brown hair (although his head was shaved at the time of the robbery), and a tattoo on his right upper arm of a heart and cross.

Anyone with any information regarding Shaw’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or call CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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