Columbia Man Arrested In Stabbing Assault

A suspect is now arrested in connection with a stabbing that left a man with life threatening injuries at the Casey’s General store in Columbia on Sunday.

Police say 28 year old Jessie R. Williams of Columbia was arrested yesterday (Monday) afternoon for First Degree Assault and Armed Criminal Action.

A Crisis Negotiation and SWAT teams were called in after Williams was found at the Welcome Inn at 1612 North Providence Road in Columbia and refused to come out of his room according to police.

A short time later Williams surrendered without incident.

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