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Columbia man charged in murder in June

Columbia man charged in murder in June

August 18th, 2018 in Local News

COLUMBIA (AP) — Prosecutors said a man already charged with trying to shoot a sheriff’s deputy in southwest Missouri is now charged in a Columbia homicide.

The Columbia Missourian reported Jason Roy Anderson is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the June shooting death of 34-year-old Elise’ise McNeal.

Investigators found McNeal dead in a Columbia home when they were following up on a report of stolen guns and ammunition.

The day before McNeal was found, Christian County deputies reported finding 53 guns and about 5,000 rounds of ammunition in Anderson’s car after he was pulled over for speeding.

Anderson is facing six felony charges in Christian County after authorities said he tried to shoot a deputy during that traffic stop. The officer wasn’t injured after Anderson’s gun apparently jammed.