Columbia Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

Columbia Police arrested a man after a short foot pursuit yesterday.

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Claudell Lane in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, police found the back door open and heard a disturbance. Robert Croom came out of the apartment, walking towards the officers. After being given commands to stop and sit down, Croom took off running.

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Two victims reported Croom punched, slapped and poked her, while the other said he poked and punched her before wrestling her to the ground. There was a child present in the home at the time.

He is charged with domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child, assault and property damage.

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