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CPD: Arrest made in early morning vehicular assault

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department responded to TJ Health Columbia before 2amCT on Monday morning, April 26, 2021, after receiving a call that a male subject had been struck by a vehicle on Willis Street in Columbia.

Upon arrival, CPD officers spoke with the victim, who stated that he and a female driver had gotten into an argument while in a vehicle together. The male exited the vehicle and began walking away when the female struck the male with the vehicle and drove away.

The victim was taken to TJ Health Columbia by a relative, and Adair 911 was called. Officers were able to make contact with the female, and she was soon located on Edna Drive. The vehicle was also located and had visible cosmetic damage. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

April Smith, 41, of Columbia, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and assault 1st degree, a class B felony.

Officer Kevin Atwood was the arresting officer. He was assisted by Officer Josh Durbin and Deputy Justin Cross.

This story was posted on 2021-04-26 07:13:21
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