Gumby's Owner Says Attack Unprovoked
COLUMBIA - The owner of Gumby's Pizza said the 20-year-old Gumby's employee robbed early Tuesday morning did not do anything to provoke the incident.
"From what I understand he had no reason to be chased down and assaulted," Noah Schmidt, the owner, said.
The Columbia Police Department said it arrested four suspects for third-degree assault following the incident.
The department said officers were dispatched to the parking lot at 1201 East Broadway around 12:30 a.m.
Police said the suspects followed the employee into the parking lot and assaulted him.
Police took Robert Coleman, Joshua Courtois, Zackary Jarvis and Jeffery Rousan into custody.