UPDATE: Suspect arrested in weekend stabbing
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man in connection with Sunday's stabbing, after which the victim showed up at the Casey's General Store on Rangeline Street.
Someone at the store called the Columbia Police Department after noticing the man's clothing was bloodied, according to a CPD press release.
When emergency medical personnel arrived they determined the man had life-threatening injuries and he was taken to the hospital.
Evidence and information from witnesses led police to identify Jessie Williams, 28, as the suspect. They found him at the Welcome Inn on North Providence Road on Monday afternoon.
Police said Williams refused to come out of his room, and they called in the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation Teams. Williams surrendered peacefully a short time later, and officers arrested him for assault and armed criminal action.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.