Columbia Police officers arrested Anthony Sean Acton, 25, of Columbia last night after a home invasion robbery in the 900 block of Huntridge Drive.
Officers responded to the address at 8:34 p.m. yesterday, August 16, after Boone County Joint Communications received a report of a robbery with a gun. The preliminary investigation revealed two male suspects entered a residence where one male victim, 23, was present. At least one suspect brandished a firearm. The suspects retrieved an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency before fleeing the area in a vehicle. Officers obtained a suspect vehicle description, including a license plate number through the investigation.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle in the 1100 block of Smiley Lane. As the vehicle began to leave the area, Columbia Police officers conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle near Rangeline Road and Smiley Lane. Officers made contact with the sole occupant, Anthony Acton. Officers detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle located U.S. currency, heroin, marijuana, and a firearm. Acton is a convicted felon.
Acton was arrested at 9:31 p.m. in the 1100 block of Smiley Lane for Felony Robbery in the First Degree, Felony Armed Criminal Action, Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felony Unlawful for Certain Persons to Possess Concealable Firearm, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with bonds to be set by the Court.
The second male suspect has not been arrested at this time. The investigation is on-going. The Columbia Police Department would like to thank the Missouri State Highway Patrol for their assistance in apprehending this suspect.
If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652, or call CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.